An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender

Presenter: Shawn Andrews

Date: 18 April 2018

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Women account for more than half the work force and 60% of college graduates in the U.S. and Europe. Yet, they are still not making inroads into leadership positions. Why? As leadership professionals, it’s essential to understand the various issues that keep women from advancing so that we may develop effective leadership development strategies.

Recent research exploring Emotional Intelligence (EQ) suggests it may play a role in the leadership gender gap. EQ assessments have found men and women to be strong in different areas. These differences often advantage men and disadvantage women at work.

In this webinar, Andrews will discuss findings from her research and new book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide. Practical strategies for building a more diverse & inclusive workforce, and individual career advancement strategies will be discussed.

During this interactive webinar, participants will:

  • Learn the scope of the current leadership gender gap
  • Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
  • Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
  • Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
  • Apply strategies to advance one’s career and improve leadership diversity in your organization

Speaker Information

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With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Shawn Andrews has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. Extensive work experience, coupled with dissertation research, has given her a research-based, expert level of knowledge in Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Gender, and Unconscious Bias. Andrews is the founder and CEO of Andrews Research International and an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She holds an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. In addition to her new book, she has authored numerous articles and blogs including a role as the Diversity & Inclusion columnist for Training Industry Magazine.

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