In this course, business consultants Deborah Kolb and Elizabeth Robillard help women learn these strategies so they can get the job they want, the pay they deserve, and the credit that counts. They provide guidance on how to identify challenges, negotiate for better opportunities and compensation, get helpful feedback, and create a network of support. In the course, they use scenarios of real women tacking these challenges and coming out ahead.
- Identify facets of the leadership gap between men and women.
- Recognize how to give and receive accurate, specific feedback.
- Review strategies for building strong networks.
- Explore ways to find sponsors and allies.
- Review the principles of effective negotiation.
- Identify and communicate your value to others.
- Explore how to deal with maternal bias and harassment.
Skill Level Beginner
- Women are hard at work in every industry, playing important roles across every sector and job function in the economy. They are CEOs, managers, engineers, consultants, senators, and entrepreneurs. Despite the myriad of opportunities available to women today, women do face a unique set of challenges in the workplace that can hinder their progress and career success. For example, have you noticed that you get interrupted in meetings, and that somehow, ideas you thought were yours are credited to someone else? Did you just find out that you were being paid less than some of your colleagues? Were you passed over for a job you thought suited you perfectly? You are not alone.
To be successful and advance in your career as a woman today, you need to be aware of these kinds of challenges, and have concrete strategies to deal with them. Hi, I'm Elizabeth Kolb Robillard, MBA. I am a sales and marketing executive in the tech industry. And I wrote this course together with my mom, Deborah Kolb, PhD, a business school professor, and author on gender issues in the workplace. We are a mother-daughter team who work, teach and write about women in business. In this course, we will cover how to put yourself forward for opportunities.
How to get helpful feedback that you can use to advance your career, how to build a strategic network of sponsors and mentors to help you stay on track. And finally, how to deal with everyday bias at work that can get in your way, like pay inequality or the double bind to be nice but assertive. Like you, as women who work, my mother and I are committed to helping you and other women succeed. So let's get started on that path.