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Women on the Rise: 4 Strategies for Navigating Your Career into the C-Suite

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Only 6% of CEOs in Fortune 1000 companies are women. What can women with executive leadership aspirations learn from the women who have been there, done that? Here are 4 tips to help. And be sure to download our free Career Behaviors Assessment below.

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Tags: extraordinary female leadership

Inspiring Women at the WEN Conference

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Congratulations to the Women's Energy Network for organizing and hosting an OUTSTANDING and INSPIRING conference last week in New Orleans! WOW! My colleague Conni Todd and I were invited to contribute to the conference by leading an interactive leadership development workshop: Extraordinary Female Leadership—Vision is the Difference.

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Tags: leadership development, extraordinary female leadership, Career Development

Impactful Leadership: Building Self-Awareness

Posted by Conni Todd on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Can an effective leader be developed or must they be born with the leadership instinct?  There is research that supports both positions; however, based on my experience as a leadership coach, I believe leadership skills can be developed in people.

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Tags: leadership development, definition of leadership, extraordinary female leadership

The Case for Vulnerable Leaders at Work and Home

Posted by Rebecca Dannenfelser on Thu, Aug 22, 2013

I just picked up a fascinating book by Brene Brown titled, “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead”. This book makes the case that we need to embrace our “ability to believe that we are enough.” Easier said than done. How does one do that in our current culture of competition, anxiety, perfectionism and comparison?

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Tags: leaders, clarity of vision, extraordinary female leadership

Extraordinary Female Leadership: WEN Pittsburgh Event

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Tue, May 14, 2013

How do you strengthen your visioning skills, overcome obstacles to success, and position yourself for the corner office?  Shirley Wulf and I spoke on this topic last week to over 30 women at the Women’s Energy Network in Pittsburgh. We found it inspiring to meet so many women at various professional levels within the energy industry who were excited to learn more about the tools necessary to becoming extraordinary leaders. They were an incredibly engaged group and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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Tags: leadership development, extraordinary female leadership