POWER: Opening Doors for Women
Thank You Shanghai
Thank you for joining us at the sixth annual POWER Detroit program.
Click here to see the POWER Detroit Brochure.
We received rave reviews from the evaluations and emails from program participants. Program highlights below:
Jeffery Halter's keynote presentation and panel discussion:
Why Women
Corporations must not just approve of the idea of female leadership. It must become an important strategy that is intentional and carried out because it makes business sense.
Male cultural norms cannot be the basis for corporate norms. Corporate leadership must take a non-biased view, along with a strong sense of fair play, and use personal connections to advocate for women.
Change must be demanded through consumer pressures, shareholders and others outside of corporations. Women are a force of economic power, talent and skills.
The greatest obstacle to female leadership is complexity. Women cannot be homogenized in the workplace.
Education of women in math, sciences and technology must play a larger role. Support of educational pursuits is necessary to allow equal workforce participation with preparation.
With a projected 23,000,000 employee gap by 2020, companies cannot afford to ignore talent.
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Interview with Laura Colby & panel discussion:
Road to Power
Mentorship is seeking power on your behalf. It is a two way street: seek advice, take it and then report back your results.
Accept challenging assignments and you will end up as better qualified for next leadership step.
Think outside of your comfort zone, take risks and don’t dismiss opportunities. Don’t be afraid.
Adaptable leadership can be authentic and still read the room. Connections are social currency.
Be specific as to where you are headed. Choose mentors who will have a meaningful impact.
To learn more about the 30 percent Coalition committed to the goal of women holding 30% of board seats across public companies. http://www.30percentcoalition.org/
(L-R) Beth Chappell, President & CEO Detroit Economic Club, Tobin Williams, Executive Director Staffs Human Resources, General Motors, Dennis W. Archer Jr., Founding Principal and President, Archer Corporate Services, Deirdre Joy Smith, Founder & CEO, POWER: Opening Doors for Women, Heath Carr, COO, Bedrock Manufacturing, Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen
(L-R) Mary S. Thornton, Director Human Resources, GM Global Powertrain, Shirley R. Stancato, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Detroit, Inc., Gayle Joseph, Executive Vice President, Edelman, Detroit, Deirdre Joy Smith, Founder & CEO, POWER: Opening Doors for Women, Laura Colby, Reporter-At-Large, Bloomberg, Mary L. Kramer, Group Publisher, Crain’s Detroit Business, Crain’s Cleveland Business
We look forward to seeing you Thursday, 20 October. We are delighted to announce that Fifth Third Bank is sponsoring next year’s program in their new headquarters at One Woodward! Thank you, Byna Elliott and Fifth Third Bank for your sponsorship.
In closing, we want to recognize:
The volunteers, DAC Staff, KPMG Detroit, MGM Grand Detroit, Global Travelers LLC, and Dress for Success
Deirdre Joy Smith
Tanya Reed
Melanie Taylor Williams
Michella Goodwin-Garcia
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