Advancing Women

Start Dates: 21/05/2019

Duration: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Location: Ibec, 84/86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Full Fee: €190

Network Members Fee: Free of Charge

Programme overview

The next scheduled date for this course (21st May) is now fully booked. Please contact or if you are interested in attending this course on a future date.

In Ireland, women fall behind early and continue to lose ground with every step. A 2016 study commissioned by the 30% Club Ireland, revealed that even at the most junior level of management, women only occupy 34% of positions with their representation falling significantly at each subsequent stage of the career ladder with just 14% of Irish companies having women leaders.

While many organisations are committed to improving gender balance, the results so far are not very encouraging. However, for women who wish to take control of their own journey, there are some key strategies and skills they can employ.

Learning outcomes

On conclusion of the course, participants should have an enhanced appreciation of:

  • The fundamental differences between the male and female leadership journey
  • Their own personal strengths and how to address the unique challenges faced by women in the workplace
  • The components of individual leadership styles and how to be authentic yet effective

Who is the course for

This course is designed for ambitious women, from all sectors, who seek to improve their leadership skills.

Course Objectives

This course is designed for ambitious women, from all sectors, who seek to improve their leadership skills.

It explores key leadership competencies from the female perspective. A practical focus ensures that participants can apply the learnings to their individual situation.

Key Topics

What is leadership? Ensuring a shared understanding of what leadership is (and isn’t), the leader/follower relationship, leadership styles and leading through values and vision.

How does the female leadership journey differ? A brief overview of research and recent developments in gender equality at work.

Your personal brand – Creating a personal brand that is true to who you are and impactful enough to get you noticed and remembered.

Navigating power and politics in business – Recognising and understanding power plays; when you might encounter them and how to respond with confidence.

Influencing and negotiating – Managing relationships, developing influencing and negotiating strategies to complement your leadership style.

Building your coalition – Building valuable connections and networking strategically

Trainer:  Dawn Leane

Passionate about the need for greater diversity at senior levels, Dawn established Leane Leaders to support individuals and organisations on their diversity journey. She has a particular interest in contemporary women’s leadership issues and is a regular contributor to professional journals on the topic.

Her work as an Executive Coach is almost exclusively with women, which affords a greater insight to the issues women experience when advancing their careers and she has coached many women to success.