The evidence is clear that women leaders share more similarities than differences with their male counterparts. So it makes sense that our women clients focus on refining the same skills that any other member or aspiring member of the management team would.
Regardless of their equal capability, however, many women leaders still face workplace challenges that are different than those of their male peers. Common questions being considered by our clients who are women leaders include:
Significa is deeply committed to the development of strong and talented women leaders. We regularly speak and write on the topic and make a point of gathering a wide variety of carefully vetted techniques and strategies. As a result, we can offer highly customized support to women leaders, recommending approaches that are a good fit for both their particular circumstances and personality.
Kathy’s insights on our company and senior leadership team were preternatural. I learned how to navigate our complex internal dynamics gracefully and successfully…while still remaining myself and acting with integrity.
If you have a make-or-break presentation to your management team or board, you can’t afford not to hire Significa. It gave me the edge I needed to win approval of a transformative strategic initiative, and was one of the best investments I’ve made to date in my career.
There were multiple internal and external candidates for the CEO slot. How could I ensure that I made my best case to the board that they should select me? A trusted advisor recommended that I retain Significa. Within three months of working with Kathy, I went from being merely one of many possibilities to being the top candidate…..and I ultimately became CEO. Not only did Kathy help me better understand what boards want and how to position myself; she also helped me be a better leader and CEO. I highly recommend Significa if you aspire to senior level roles.
Kathy’s ability to read a situation and manage it skillfully……and to help you grow your own ability to do that…..is amazing! I became a better and more accomplished leader.
I’m not a political person, but on the other hand, I don’t think you can ignore this side of things when you’re a senior executive. You have to be able to move your ideas forward effectively. Kathy helped me feel more comfortable and skillful with this. And my win rate became consistently higher.
By the end of our work together, my leadership influence and impact had increased so substantially that the company created a brand new global role for me at our UK headquarters, something I had not anticipated. …… None of my peers made a similar leap. Working with Kathy either helped me achieve better outcomes or got me there much faster than I would have had on my own.