WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TACKLES GENDER BIAS IN WORKPLACE
vWith women continuing to be underrepresented at all levels in corporate America, and even more so at the highest levels, a new program is being launched at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business to provide highly driven professionals with the skills necessary to succeed in executive management positions.
The Kathleen Brush Program for Women in Leadership is an intensive 12-session course that will be held at FAU’s Boca Raton campus on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 5 through April 24, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“This certificate program will combine both hard and soft business skills while also teaching techniques to overcome subtle gender biases that affect a woman’s ability to advance her career,” said Paige Garrido, assistant director for corporate training & talent development for FAU Executive Education.
In addition to the in-class curriculum, participants will be matched with C-Suite level mentors and will be developing a written Individual Development Plan to guide professional growth.
“So little attention has been given to the hidden bias that exists amongst both men and women; a bias that prevents women from being promoted,” said Kathleen Brush, Ph.D., a business executive, strategy consultant and author whose gift established the program. “Right now, the estimates are that it will take upward of 200 years before the world will be able to experience the economic, political, and social benefits from gender equality in leadership. That's insane. FAU’s program has been designed to facilitate delivering those benefits sooner.”
The program will feature a networking and mentoring program and emphasize applying theory-to-practice. The cost to participate is $4,750. Some partial scholarships are available. Professional development and continuing education credits are available. For more information, visit www.business.fau.edu/womensleadership.