JA Nova Scotia's President & CEO, Kristin Williams will be taking part in Women in Leadership 2017 Conference Series
JA Nova Scotia's President & CEO, Kristin Williams will be speaking at the CWI Women in Leadership Conference on May 25. Her session will be about building and leading feminist workspaces:
KRISTIN WILLIAMS, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia
Management and organizational studies and practices are gendered and though women continue to make advancements in leadership, progress is slow. Models of management that are considered successful (e.g. transformational leadership) often borrow from so-called feminine practices (e.g. emotional intelligence, empowering others) but when women attempt to embody these practices in the same contexts and environments, research shows that they are less likely than men to benefit from the approach. Women today need to build and define their own spaces and practices outside of a patriarchal discourse. The very structures and practices of management are androcentric and instead of attempting to change or embrace these forms, we must find a truly feminist approach. This session will explore what feminist leadership can look like and how it can function and succeed in today's workplaces.
- Creating empowered engagement within groups
- Motivational and emotional aspects of guidance and shared power
- The intersection of power-laden demographics which influence lived and embodied experience
- Restructuring power and empowerment to generate ideas, ideologies and knowledge
- Demonstrating moral courage and the ethic of care
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Executives, department heads, directors, senior managers, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals who are looking for strategies to become more effective leaders in today’s business environment.
JUST SOME OF THE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
- Understand why your organization should be part of the movement towards a healthier workplace
- Learn how to convince your people to get on board and be active players in the transformation of your organization
- Hear how the lessons learned from a Symphony Orchestra can be used as a model for productivity and leadership in business
- Get tips for establishing and maintaining a successful mentoring relationship
- Learn how to effect change through collaboration
- Explore what feminist leadership can look like and how it can function and succeed in today’s workplaces
PARTIAL LIST OF PAST ATTENDEES
Air Canada • Allstream • Astra Zeneca • BC Housing • BCLC • BDC • BHP Billiton • BMO • Bank of America • Bell • Bombardier • CATSA • CGI • CIBC • CMHC • Cirque du Soleil • City of Victoria • Cogeco • Concentra Financial • Conexus Credit Union • Dalhousie University • Davies • Deloitte • EDC • eHealth SK • Enbridge • Ericsson • Ernst & Young • Farm Credit Canada • Fraser River Port Authority • Government of NS • Greater Victoria Public Library • ICAA • Iron Ore • KPMG • Laurentian Bank • MNP • MPI • McMillan • Medisys • Memorial University • Molson • NSLC • National Bank of Canada • Ontario Power Generation • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt • Pfizer • Port of Halifax • Pratt & Whitney • PwC • RBC • Radio Canada • Red River College • Royal BC Museum • SaskEnergy • Scotiabank • Shell • Sobey School of Business • Standard Life • Sun Life • TD • Ted Rogers School of Management • TELUS
FEMMES DE CARRIÈRE EN INTERACTION - CAREER WOMEN INTERACTION (FCI-CWI)
FCI-CWI is a leading provider of leadership conferences for women executives and professionals across Canada. With high calibre speakers from a cross-section of industries, the conferences provide attendees with strategies to become more effective leaders.