Professional Development Program

Our Professional Development Team proposes to concentrate on two aspects of women leadership enhancing confidence and enabling connections with peers and role models.Why?

Because those topics were considered critical according to a recent KPMG survey.

Women Leadership - How To Develop?

According to the survey, there is no shortage of ambitions among the women: 6 of 10 aspire to be a senior leader! Yet, they also reported hesitancy, to see themselves as a leader. The results reveal a critical disconnect: women want to lead, but the lack of confidence is holding them back from advancing in their careers… 

Another finding of the survey is that 90% of women believe that their own perseverance will accelerate their journey to leadership. However, they also overwhelmingly agree that female colleagues, role models and professional connections play a critical role in advancing women’s leadership. 

In summary, both confidence and connections are meant to be the most critical ingredients for fulfilled women leadership. Therefore, our PWN Professional development team has a strong ambition to build the program on those basics to help bridge the confidence gap. 

PWN Paris Professional Development Pillars

In order to develop confidence, we propose two program pillars: 

1) Personal Development pillar, which will cover: 

  • Self-assessment of our strengths and weaknesses,
  • Understanding own and others emotions and their impact on our motivation
  • Motivation boosting and positive thinking 

We hope, that covering those topics will help clarify and underline who we are, what drives us and why and how do we react to our environment, especially in professional settings. 

2) Professional Skills Enhancement pillar, that proposes to close the gap invarious professional development fields like: 

  • Building own leadership style while enhancing creativity and innovation
  • Sharpen competencies and personal impact in negotiations, presentations, people, project management and decision making
  • Career planning, job search, skills match and visibility

 This pillar should answer the question, whether you have the right competencies and skills for the next career move in accordance with your personal preferences, interests and passions.

Three ways to connect and exchange
We are persuaded that we can both grow sustainably and thrive as charismatic and authentic women leaders. Therefore, within the PWN Paris Professional Development section we care about creating opportunities to engage, connect with peers and role models to ultimately grow together.

In order to cover our program pillars we launch various events: 

  • “Career Advancement Coaching and Workshops” with experienced coaches and moderators where you can experiment tailor made tools and solutions within small groups (eg. co-development groups, MBTI tests, career plan, decision making fundamentals, negotiations, critical thinking)
  • “Wo@men for Women Exchanges” to share testimonies with peers from various sectors and industries on career related topics (eg. paths of career change, competencies required for certain functions)
  • “Voice of Leaders of Today Series” where we invite both successful business women to share their way of achievements and influential speakers and authors dealing with women leadership challenges 

Join us to enrich the program content and support our network 

So, in order to create a Professional Development program that suits you best, we need your feedback and engagement! Please let us know about your topics of interests you would like to cover. We would be glad if you volunteer to share your expertise and experience to enrich our program and/or you wish to support our community in events organisation. Do not hesitate to contact us at agnieszka.jaros@gmail.com

 

See you very soon at next Professional Development event. 

Best regards, 

PWN Paris, Professional Development Team: Agnieszka Jaros and Nina Wasilewska-Bichot

Professional Development Program Contributors: AgnèsThéard, Stephanie Daudier, Pascale Marchal Griveaud

 

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