Learn how, as a woman, you can master the components of body language to convey power, authority, and interest in what others have to say.
- It's no secret that gender in the workplace is complicated. On one hand, we're now at record numbers of female CEOs in the Fortune 500. On the other, that record number is about 6%. Wohoo! (laughs) I'm Dorie Clark. I teach for Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and I'm the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out. I write frequently for the Harvard Business Review and elsewhere about strategy and personal branding. So for regular female professionals, it's an open question, How shall we be in the workplace? How can we be authentic and be ourselves and also recognize that, though it's not fair, in general, our self-presentation is scrutinized a lot more closely than it is for most men? How can we show with our physical presence and body language that we're smart, powerful, competent leaders without taking on the mantle of the patriarchy and trying to be something we're not? That's the line each of us needs to navigate, and we're going to talk about strategies for how to do that effectively in this course.