What do effective female leaders do differently?
Join Google's Head of Corporate Sales, Lilah Jones, for a 6-week leadership development program unlike any other.
Master tools and perspectives for enhancing your influence, strengthening authority, and charting a course to land senior roles further down the road.
Build healthy self-awareness and empower your communication with negotiation and feedback frameworks.
Develop a vision for where you want to land in your career and proactively cultivate the skills and mindsets to get there.
Find your authentic voice on this guided exploration of effective leadership presence and techniques.
You'll learn the behaviors, attitudes, and techniques used by women rocking the corporate world every day. And then you'll put those learnings into life.
No one knows what you need in your career better than you. Uncover what truly drives you and build a plan to bake that into everything you do.
Define the choices today that will carry you to your future goals. Build strategies to overcome common hurdles facing career women, and develop practices to better balance your professional and personal vision.
Knowing your strengths
What is the reality of being a woman in the corporate world in 2021? In the first part of this class, you'll get a big-picture perspective on female leadership as it stands today. Then, you'll zoom into an essential skill: overcoming the communication double-bind.
Assignment #1: Complete the assessment from Lilah for your current company.
Why are you showing up each day, and what do you bring to the table? In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about your accomplishments and strengths, and take on responsibility for the work being done.
Assignment #2: Develop an elevator pitch for yourself, following the Personal Brand Statement template. Then, record yourself presenting your brand statement (3 min. max) and upload for Lilah to review.
Understanding the impact of emotional intelligence on workplace success is one of the best things you can do for your career. Today, you'll boost your EQ skills and practice inferring emotions from behavior.
Assignment #3: Complete the Emotions Reflection & Worksheet to identify and defuse false beliefs tied to this area.
You in the workplace
There are unique challenges facing women in the workplace — you know all about them, but what can you do to overcome them? In today's class, you'll build strategies to overcome the hurdles women tend to face at work, particularly now in the return to the office.
Assignment #4: Complete the 7 Days of Goals Pixie Dust exercise from Lilah.
As the woman in the room, you're held to a higher standard than men. In this class, Kellogg's VP and Enterprise PMO will walk you through her decision-making process for delivering results and building buy-in from your team, your boss, and stakeholders.
Assignment #5: Complete the Problem Solving Brainstorming worksheet from Lilah.
As women, we hear all the time about our confidence problem. This lesson challenges that stigma. You'll get equipped with tools to communicate confidence for effective performance and career development, no matter where you are in your own self confidence journey.
Assignment #6: Complete the Best Self Reflection from Lilah. This requires feedback from others to complete it, so be sure to leave yourself enough time.
Communication & networking
Today's class is all about getting and understanding constructive feedback from your team and network. You'll also dig into the right way to be vulnerable as a woman in leadership and how to manage failure to make room for future wins.
Assignment #7: Review the discussion on vulnerability sent to you by Lilah and write a reflection on your takeaways. What is one thing you can do related to your learning over the next 60 days?
Giving and accepting feedback are very much acquired skills. To that end, you will spend this class refining the methods you learned in the previous lesson in a class-long workshop.
The goal of this class is for you to be on the right side of every negotiation. You'll learn how to be effective in the negotiation process and avoid being “the thirsty girl at the bar”.
Assignment #8: "I deserve a raise!" — complete the Asking for a Raise Gameplan worksheet from Lilah and share it with the class.
The right mentor can be a catalyst for building social capital and important relationships. You'll hear from Amy Rigert, accountable for $300M+ global strategic accounts, on why women specifically stand to benefit from mentorships and how to pursue them the right way.
Assignment #9: Create your strategy to find a sponsor or mentor, following the worksheet from Lilah.
Setting your plan
You can’t be effective if you don’t take care of yourself. This class will give you data points that will help you understand the importance of managing your most precious resource: your time and energy. You'll also learn 7 hacks to be more productive, feel better, and show up as your best self.
You've covered a lot of ground in the past 6 weeks. So what’s next? Lilah will guide you on future possibilities to grow as a leader and share some final thoughts on life in balance.
Assignment #10: Build your 90-Day Self Development Plan and submit to Lilah for feedback.
"Lilah's energy is infectious, it is clear she is passionate about this course and in turn we are too. The interactions in class are extremely beneficial, I learn a lot from the other ladies."
"The flow. I like the way it's taking us from the personal (I am phenomenal because, brand statements) to looking at the broader community (who is my ally, etc.) The flow is good. The fireside chats have been very inspiring too. AND women coming together in support of eachother- what could be better ;)"
"Lilah's "realness" - she doesn't hold back to tell it like it is and shares her experiences that will better equip the class to develop our leadership skills. The content of the class can be applied to real life immediately. I have appreciated the guest speakers sharing their authentic stories."
"I enjoy the topics that provide us insight from so many different perspectives based on the attendees of the class."