Our Professional Development Team proposes to concentrate on two aspects of women leadership enhancing confidence and enabling connections with peers and role models.Why?
Because those topics were considered critical according to a recent KPMG survey.
According to the survey, there is no shortage of ambitions among the women: 6 of 10 aspire to be a senior leader! Yet, they also reported hesitancy, to see themselves as a leader. The results reveal a critical disconnect: women want to lead, but the lack of confidence is holding them back from advancing in their careers…
Another finding of the survey is that 90% of women believe that their own perseverance will accelerate their journey to leadership. However, they also overwhelmingly agree that female colleagues, role models and professional connections play a critical role in advancing women’s leadership.
In summary, both confidence and connections are meant to be the most critical ingredients for fulfilled women leadership. Therefore, our PWN Professional development team has a strong ambition to build the program on those basics to help bridge the confidence gap.
In order to develop confidence, we propose two program pillars:
1) Personal Development pillar, which will cover:
We hope, that covering those topics will help clarify and underline who we are, what drives us and why and how do we react to our environment, especially in professional settings.
2) Professional Skills Enhancement pillar, that proposes to close the gap invarious professional development fields like:
This pillar should answer the question, whether you have the right competencies and skills for the next career move in accordance with your personal preferences, interests and passions.
Three ways to connect and exchange
We are persuaded that we can both grow sustainably and thrive as charismatic and authentic women leaders. Therefore, within the PWN Paris Professional Development section we care about creating opportunities to engage, connect with peers and role models to ultimately grow together.
In order to cover our program pillars we launch various events:
So, in order to create a Professional Development program that suits you best, we need your feedback and engagement! Please let us know about your topics of interests you would like to cover. We would be glad if you volunteer to share your expertise and experience to enrich our program and/or you wish to support our community in events organisation. Do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you very soon at next Professional Development event.
PWN Paris, Professional Development Team: Agnieszka Jaros and Nina Wasilewska-Bichot
Professional Development Program Contributors: AgnèsThéard, Stephanie Daudier, Pascale Marchal Griveaud