How Women Rise – Keynote and Workshop

For leadership conferences, retreats and events


Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviors provide them with many advantages. Yet the very habits that help them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise.

In this program, Sally draws on her work with #1 ranked executive coach and New York Times best selling author Marshall Goldsmith to help women identify and address the habits most likely to get in their way as they seek to move to a higher level.

These habits include: Reluctance to Claim Your Achievements, Expecting Others to Spontaneously Notice and Reward Your Hard Work, Overvaluing Expertise, Building Rather than Leveraging Relationships, Failing to Enlist Allies from Day One, Putting Your Job Before Your Career, The Disease to Please, The Quest to be Perfect, Speaking While Emotional, Minimizing, Ruminating, and Letting Your Radar Distract You.

Using targeted questions, interactive exercises and vivid real-life examples that resonate and inspire, Sally will help participants:

  • Identify the specific habits or (cluster of habits) most likely to hold them back
  • Understand how these habits can hinder them at a higher level
  • Initiate simple behavioral tweaks that can smooth their path going forward
  • Hold themselves accountable for changes that can benefit them and their organizations
  • Become a more powerful resource for other women seeking to rise

Participants will come away from this program with:

  • An enhanced understanding of their individual strengths
  • A clear-eyed recognition of their individual challenges
  • An actionable template for addressing these challenges
  • A proven means for strengthening their webs of support
  • A program of action for engaging male champions in women’s ongoing development

How Women Rise can be delivered in formats ranging from a 45 minute keynote to a half or full day seminar. The habits also provide rich material for breakouts or workshops that follow on from a keynote. This program can be adapted for women at every level: entry, mid-career and senior/executive.