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Women’s Leadership: 5 Approaches for Harnessing Your Strengths 


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Overview 

There has been considerable recent excitement about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, which serves as a call for women to seek challenges, take a seat at the power table, and pursue their career goals in earnest. At Babson, our focus is on developing entrepreneurial leaders – those who know their affordable loss, experiment through action, and take calculated risks in order to create new opportunities for growth and value creation.
A critical building block in the process of becoming an entrepreneurial leader is self-understanding. Specifically, leaders need to understand and amplify their own personal and professional strengths in order to make a strategic and lasting impact. 
This short webinar will describe five approaches that women leaders can use to harness their strengths in order to accelerate individual and organizational performance. The webinar will also give a preview of Babson Executive Education’s 5-day offering, Women’s Leadership Program: From Opportunity to Action​ and will feature live testimonials from a few past participants of the program. 

About the Presenter 

Susan Duffy is the Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College. The CWEL is a collaborative learning laboratory dedicated to investigating, educating and celebrating women entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds. Susan also is the faculty director of Babson Executive Education’s Women’s Leadership Program: From Opportunity to Action. Susan is recognized within her sphere of influence as a source of thought and initiative in developing innovative education programs and delivering system-wide value in diverse organizations. 
 
Susan earned a Ph.D. from The George Washington University (GWU) in Management and Organization and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Babson, Susan was an assistant professor at Simmons College where she launched the undergraduate program in entrepreneurship and was named the 2011 “Professor of the Year.” From 2004–2007, she was a member of the GWU Department of Management faculty where she served as the Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and founded the GWU Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) initiative. WEL was subsequently recognized as the National Model Specialty Program in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
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