Women have a unique challenge in the workplace in the face of ingrained gender bias. Studies show that leadership is still equated with traditionally masculine qualities, like being aggressive, direct and dominating. However, when women choose to lead with this style, studies also show their likeability and effectiveness suffers.
This unique challenge is called the “Double Bind” where women are faced to choose between being seen as competent versus being liked. Traditional models of leadership can sometimes work against women, which can lead to a lack of confidence and therefore, lack of impact. This "Tightrope of Leadership" makes it difficult for women to find an authentic leadership style, and can lead to a decrease in motivation, performance or opting out, negatively impacting the leadership gap.
Our signature IMPACT program designed specifically for high-potential women, offers a new model of leadership allowing to powerfully navigate the challenges that women face in the workplace, while developing an authentic leadership approach to have maximum impact.
Studies show that when women embody feminine leadership, incorporating traits like empathy, collaboration and long-term thinking, they are better liked, more effective, and can improve organizational performance. In fact, according to a recent global survey, 66% who responded preferred leaders who exhibited feminine leadership traits. Highest Path revolutionizes women's leadership training and offers a model of leadership more aligned with women's natural gifts & capacities with their IMPACT program for women.
Through experiential, hands-on learning, participants learn practical, applicable tools they can begin implementing right away to become more effective as leaders.
Setting and Communicating a Clear Vision
Leveraging Vulnerability as a Strength
Developing Confidence and Decision-Making
Self-Care & Resilience
Building Relationships with Empathy
Being Assertive without Being Aggressive
Giving and Getting Credit
Collaborating Well with Others
Coach Approach to Developing Others
Navigating Bias in the Workplace
The IMPACT program consists of 10 modules which can be run individually or together as a three day leadership program, a team event or a strategic off-site event for your Senior Management Team.
Modules can delivered through our highly engaging, live, interactive webinars or in face to face sessions. It can also be extended to a more in-depth one day workshop allowing for deeper discussions and reflection time where necessary.
The modules can be combined or tailored to give a successful, fun and intense experience, while practically helping to create an inclusive culture in your organization.
Starting with high-potentials up to senior level managers, this is a program that can be effective in developing female leaders to thrive and advance within the organization.