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Gender in Business and Leadership

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMCentral Daylight Time

How do gender issues impact today's workplace? How can business leaders create a climate in which gender differences enhance rather than challenge individual performance and teamwork? 

These are just two of the important questions included in this webinar addressing key gender-related issues that impact society, and in particular, the workplace. Employment and advancement opportunity, leadership and organizational style preferences, and work/family balance concerns are among the topics which will be considered in this session. Leaders who are sensitive to the ways gender-related issues impact the workforce are better able to shape constructive dialogue among coworkers. This sensitivity can serve as the foundation for a healthy and diverse community of employees and managers. Join us for a conversation with business leader and educator Bridgette Mahan to consider the goal of gender equality and what that really means in the workplace today.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This webinar is appropriate for:
  • Individuals interested in building their leadership skills 
  • Managers wanting to build gender equality perspective into their leadership style 
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about gender issues and leadership 
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
By the end of the webinar you will:
  • Understand the key gender-related issues in the context of the business world
  • Discover how organizations benefit when leaders are open to discussing and addressing gender issues as they arise 
  • Acquire leadership strategies to cultivate a work atmosphere that acknowledges and builds on gender differences rather than ignores them
PRESENTER
Bridgette Mahan is adjunct faculty for DePaul’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and a full-time faculty member and Co-Chair of the Business Department at Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Bridgette is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Rutgers University.  Before beginning her academic career, Bridgette served as a First Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Staff Audit unit at First Chicago NBD (Bank One) and as an auditor for KPMG LLP. Bridgette has over twenty years of corporate experience and firmly believes her career change from the corporate world has allowed her the opportunity to foster and mentor others as they evaluate their career choices.   


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