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Can you suggest some valuable webinar topics for women project management community?
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We are working to roll out monthly webinar on topics focused for women project management community. Can you please share from your experience what should be the areas of focus? Appreciate if you could be specific.
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I suggest a topic that helps women redefine concepts of femininity so they can thrive in the workplace. Nearly every attribute of femininity is the exact opposite of what women need to succeed as leaders in a professional setting. However, women have been so indoctrinated with the idea they must be feminine that many would pass up professional opportunities they feel would make them seem bossy or mean. Worse, some women become leaders while trying to be inoffensive and liked by everyone, which causes them to fail and reinforces the argument that women can’t or shouldn’t be professional leaders.
I've seen too may women who would be great leaders settle for lesser roles because they didn't want to violate the deliberately restrictive tenets of femininity. It is possible to be an effective leader while being feminine, but I don't think many women know how to strike that balance.
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1 reply by Selva Vijai
Jun 06, 2018 7:16 AM
Selva Vijai
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Thanks for the inputs and I see your point & agree that is one of the areas women get lost. But, Are we not stereotyping instead of accepting their originality. Should they be really bossy to be a leader?
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Topic you can choose " Leadership" which is core concept of Project management. Women required more exposure for Team work. "Leadership with stakeholder management" is the best topic i feel.
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1 reply by Selva Vijai
Jun 06, 2018 7:18 AM
Selva Vijai
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Thank you, Can you please elaborate when you say women require more team work ? Do you think they are not good team players ?
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Reference Webinars: 1. The Loyalty Switch; 2. Conflict, Collaboration, and Consciousness; 3. Project Headway: Building the Master Project Manager; 4. Managing Millennials and Multi-Generational Teams. I've found the most effective leaders are those who are able to balance well developed PM skills with exceptional EQ / soft-skills, especially in light of multi-generational teams.
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1 reply by Selva Vijai
Jun 06, 2018 7:19 AM
Selva Vijai
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Thank you,
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Jun 05, 2018 4:40 AM
Replying to Eric Simms
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I suggest a topic that helps women redefine concepts of femininity so they can thrive in the workplace. Nearly every attribute of femininity is the exact opposite of what women need to succeed as leaders in a professional setting. However, women have been so indoctrinated with the idea they must be feminine that many would pass up professional opportunities they feel would make them seem bossy or mean. Worse, some women become leaders while trying to be inoffensive and liked by everyone, which causes them to fail and reinforces the argument that women can’t or shouldn’t be professional leaders.
I've seen too may women who would be great leaders settle for lesser roles because they didn't want to violate the deliberately restrictive tenets of femininity. It is possible to be an effective leader while being feminine, but I don't think many women know how to strike that balance.
Thanks for the inputs and I see your point & agree that is one of the areas women get lost. But, Are we not stereotyping instead of accepting their originality. Should they be really bossy to be a leader?
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Jun 05, 2018 5:13 AM
Replying to MANOJ PARAB
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Topic you can choose " Leadership" which is core concept of Project management. Women required more exposure for Team work. "Leadership with stakeholder management" is the best topic i feel.
Thank you, Can you please elaborate when you say women require more team work ? Do you think they are not good team players ?
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1 reply by Mayte Mata-Sivera
Dec 07, 2018 4:00 PM
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Deleted my previous comment
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Jun 05, 2018 8:27 AM
Replying to Robert Brotten
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Reference Webinars: 1. The Loyalty Switch; 2. Conflict, Collaboration, and Consciousness; 3. Project Headway: Building the Master Project Manager; 4. Managing Millennials and Multi-Generational Teams. I've found the most effective leaders are those who are able to balance well developed PM skills with exceptional EQ / soft-skills, especially in light of multi-generational teams.
Thank you,
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They are may be good team players. But here my points is connect Project manager's interest to manage Team.& Stakeholders (Team) interest in the success of Project goal.it is my personnel opinion that woman uses different approach to manage team at different level if not bounded with some protocol and result in conflicts.
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1 reply by Selva Vijai
Jun 07, 2018 5:12 AM
Selva Vijai
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Interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Jun 07, 2018 4:27 AM
Replying to MANOJ PARAB
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They are may be good team players. But here my points is connect Project manager's interest to manage Team.& Stakeholders (Team) interest in the success of Project goal.it is my personnel opinion that woman uses different approach to manage team at different level if not bounded with some protocol and result in conflicts.
Interesting, thanks for sharing.
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I'm not sure if this is still being requested/ input still wanted but I'd like to have some more debate on how we can work together with other female project managers to elevate each other in the profession.
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1 reply by Selva Vijai
Dec 06, 2018 11:50 AM
Selva Vijai
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Thanks for the inputs. Why do you think this topic is important
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Dec 05, 2018 3:46 PM
Replying to Emily Luijbregts
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I'm not sure if this is still being requested/ input still wanted but I'd like to have some more debate on how we can work together with other female project managers to elevate each other in the profession.
Thanks for the inputs. Why do you think this topic is important
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