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Sitting at a boardroom of 12, perhaps 2 of the seats are filled with women. Men and women executives need the same things to obtain and utilize their seat at that table: developmental programs and a strong network of peers and mentors. 2 A Seat at the Table programs provide access to all of these needs, focusing on women who are looking for resources to excel in their career.
The goal of ASATT is to help women
– cultivate their VISION for the future
– utilize an influential VOICE
– levereage a strong COMMUNITY of experts, peers, mentors and sponsors
We support women to lead with confidence and contribute effectively when they have a seat at the table. Our programs are based on the conceptthat leadership requires a wide range of qualities, behaviors, skills and attributes, summarized in 2 overarching components:
Leading Yourself: Knowing and leading from one’s strengths, interpretation of contexts and situations, being authentic and congruent.
Leading Others: Power from charting vision and strategy, risk-taking, influencing, creating and managing change, negotiating effectively, resolving conflict, and creating a WE-centric culture.
Research shows that most women are dissatisfied with their ability to network and feel excluded from informal networks that provide access to influential clients and colleagues. The lack of mentoring opportunities is believed to be the leading barrier to women’s advancement. In order to flourish and thrive, women need new and creative opportunities to expand their base of influence and to gain the confidence and poise needed for success.
Women and the Vision Thing ~ Harvard Business Review
The Qualities That Distinguish Women Leaders ~ Caliper
Connecting Corporate Performance and Gender Diversity ~ Catalyst
Catalyst “Barriers” ~Canadian but works here too!
Boys Only Boards ~ BusinessWeek 6/23/11
The Link proudly presents our landmark programs…
A Seat at the Table (and USING It) is a nine-session leadership development program for experienced senior level women leaders who wish to be more influential with their seat at the table, USING their seat in the most effective way to the contribute to the strategic agenda. This program is moderated by Cindy Tortorici.
Eligible Women: At least 10 years of professional experience; a desire to hone their vision, voice and community of experts mentors, sponsors and peers; possess a wide variety of skills and interests; want to be great leaders.
2018 Session Dates
Thursday and Friday, April 11 & 12, 2019 (includes dinner on April 11)
May 9, June 13, July 18, Aug 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov 14
Location & Times
All sessions in Portland, OR 8:30 AM – 5 PM each day
Cost (includes all materials, personal assessment, kick off dinner, breakfast/lunch for 9 full day sessions) $4950 By check Visa and MC incur a 4% processing fee ($5148). Payment plans are available.
What I learned from ASATT:
Taking a generative approach to conflict, coming from a place of plenty and embracing failure as part of the journey.
That I am not isolated. That I have a responsibility to use my voice myself not just those around me. The perspective and support of a personal board of advisors and advocates is essential.
The importance of friendships with professionals in similar situations so you don’t feel isolated & a deeper of understanding of who I am and what I value.
To embrace my true, authentic self. To use my voice with confidence and passion.
Applications and nominations are due Friday, February 8 , 2019.
A Seat at the Table (and GETTING It) is a five-session leadership development program for women who are high potential middle managers or who have owned their own business for at least five years and wish to GET a seat at the table. This program is moderated by Cindy Tortorici .
Eligible Women: approximately 5 years of professional management experience; a desire to develop their vision, voice and community; possess a wide variety of skills and interests.
2018 Session Dates
Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 7 Dec. 12, 2019 and Jan 9, 2020.
Cost (includes all materials, access to facilitators throughout program, personal assessment, breakfast/lunch for 5 full day sessions) $2950 (By check) Visa and MC incur a 4% handling fee or $3068. Payment plans are available.
What I learned from ASATT:
I learned that I would rather be curious than right. That attitude transformed the trajectory of my career and the way I approach business.
How following my WHY passionately can lead to authentic connections and can cultivate meaningful transformations in my organization. I have harnessed the influence of my voice and successfully been able to impact our corporate vision. I now have a seat at the table with our leadership in helping to create and define our corporate culture. Cindy at A Seat at the Table and Getting It helped me get my dream job!
I got tools for acting with intention and strategy rather than reacting.
Being more comfortable with increased visibility in job role
Applications and nominations are due Friday, July 12, 2019.
Do you know a woman who would flourish with this program? Are YOU ready to truly OWN your seat?
To learn more please call 503.709.8041 or email email@example.com to request a nomination form or application.
Cindy Tortorici is a business consultant, executive coach, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author. She connects her clients with their VISION, an influential VOICE and a COMMUNITY to support their efforts. Cindy is the founder and CEO of The Link LLC. She is the creator of A Seat at the Table. She is a contributor to the Amazon best selling book, 42 Rules for Creating WE and featured in the book Evolutionaries: The Missing Link in Your Organizational Chart. Cindy’s clients include executives from Fortune 500 companies as well as CEOs and senior leaders from privately held small – medium size business that span a wide variety of industries that include Consumer Products and Services, Professional Sports, and Financial and Professional Services. Her seminars have been customized for companies large and small and include Google, Wells Fargo, Perkins Coie, KPMG and Russell Investment Group. She is a 2016 Portland Business Journal Woman of Influence. LEARN MORE
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