Getting women to the top is an inside job
A 2020 gender workplace statistics at a glance report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics states that almost half, (47.1%) of all employed persons in Australia are women.* Australia is doing well in getting more women in the workforce, But!
Women still only hold (14.1%) of chair positions and (26.8%) of directorships, Why?
Many senior executives wonder why with so many initiatives in place, there are not more women in leadership roles and at the table?
The reason, as often in life comes down to inadvertently tackling the symptoms and not the cause.
It’s time to treat the cause:
Traditional well intended leadership programs teach women leadership skills, which makes sense right?
No, not right at all.
Most women in leadership or aspiring female leaders have done their research and read leadership books like:
“Lean in” Sheryl Sandburg
“Women & Leadership” Julia Gillard
“Dare to lead” Brene Brown
“Thrive” Arianna Huffington, etc.
These authors are the modern-day gurus for any female leader. The same women would have also probably watched every TED talk on the subject and listened to podcasts and also put their hand up for leadership programs on offer.
They would have soaked up all there is to know about leadership.
So WHY aren’t there more of these smart knowledgeable women in more senior leadership roles and at the table? Why have more women not made it to the top?
Often women will say it’s a work/life balance thing, but again work/life balance is a symptom, not the cause.
The real issue.
The real issue is the way women perceive themselves and their role in life, both at work and at home.
The female brain is wired differently and has a built in care factor embedded from childhood where women often sacrifice more of themselves for others than they do for themselves, even to the detriment of their own success and happiness at times.
This care factor drives women to want to try and tick all the boxes for “the perfect outcome”, at work and at home, wanting to please everyone.
In wanting to do the “right thing”, women often “over-think”, “over-care” and sometimes even “over-control” leading to a feeling that they are failing with standards set so high on so many fronts.
These high standards often lead to burn out or the eventual development of a “confidence gap” when they feel they are not meeting these standards at work or at home.
By the time women reach middle management, they are often exhausted, with a confidence that’s frayed, and they start questioning their ability. They are already working so “hard” they simply can’t see how they could possibly go to the next level. This is where the real issue lies.
To get more women to the top table and in more leadership roles in any organisation we need to change the way these women perceive themselves and their role in life.
When a woman changes her perspective of herself, everything changes. At work, you’ll see a quantum leap in leadership, it’s not about more books and more leadership courses, it’s about a fundamental change in thinking and perspective that leads to a change in actions and results, in every area of her life.
A transformational program built by women for women.
Quantum leap leadership is a transformational program built by women for women. It is a 12-week program carefully crafted to reset the perceptions and expectations women have of themselves. The outcome is that women learn to become great leaders of themselves which makes them exceptional leaders in business
and in their personal lives.
This online program is specifically designed to fit the busy life of a working women delivered weekly via lunch time Zoom webinars, packed with game changing content that really gets results. All weekly webinars are recorded and available to view any time should someone miss a session.
The weekly webinars are made up of women from many different businesses and industries giving participants the opportunity to learn, share and connect with a diversity of female leaders sharing invaluable experiences and insights.
Our short, practical, yet life-changing activities and fun exercises get even the busiest of women into action.
Unlimited one on one coaching is available throughout the 12-week program (unheard of in this industry) to ensure participants never get stuck, allowing us to keep women focused, on track and ensure they get the desired outcomes.
Learning that’s smarter, not harder:
INSPIRATION – Weekly online live webinars (recorded, allowing revisits)
ACTION - Short, practical yet life-changing activities & exercises
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE - One-on-one personal coaching with Tracey Ward,
throughout the program.
When does the program start?
Our next QLL public program starts in November 2020 and runs for 12 weeks. The public program allows women from different companies and industries to go through the program together, getting exposure to other industries and businesses.
Our Private in-house programs are for companies that want us to run the program for just their employees. Feel free to contact us to arrange an in-house program for your business.
The weekly webinars (1 hour) are done via video conferencing, women can bring their lunch to the call making it an effective use of time and easy for everyone to attend.
What’s the time commitment, I’m already snowed under?
Total time commitment is 1.5 hrs. per week but don’t worry, in week 2 we’ll show you how to carve out HOURS of time for you each day, giving you more time to be a strategic leader and gaining even more success, without having to work harder!
The time is made up of 1 hour a week for the Webinar and then each week you will have ACTION exercises - to make it real & tangible. These are done in your own time and aren’t labour intensive (normally less than 30 mins). They’re all about changing the way you think.
So much of this can be done whilst walking the dog, grocery shopping, even exercising, then you capture it in your workbook.
I am new to leadership and don’t see a promotion on the horizon, is the program relevant?
Yes, absolutely, it’s actually designed for women from all walks of life, whether they want to scale the heights of big corporations or simply want to be a better leader in any aspect of their lives. You define your dream goal & I help you make it happen.
I’m a private person, I’m uncomfortable sharing things on webinars, will the program still work for me?
Absolutely, share as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. If there’s a personal issue to resolve, you can reach out to me for a private confidential session/s.
“Well where do I start, I’m sleeping again, (I had chronic insomnia), I’m thriving not just surviving at work, I have been promoted with a major pay increase, I’m having more fun, I’ve found my voice at work, home and socially, I have a roadmap for my career, I would absolutely give Tracey a 10/10”.
Caroline McConnachie – General Manager MaxBuild