Women don’t promote other women!
We don’t identify female talent under us, across from us or referred into our organizations.
We don’t promote them up.
We don’t hire them on our teams.
We often don’t think about it OR we purposely don’t.
In early April 2017, we were honored to have Elizabeth Lions back to speak with LI Women in Tech in her talk entitled “Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office“.
Elizabeth wowed us again with her no-nonsense, straight talk about what you should say and what you should avoid when dealing with difficult situations at work. The talk gives stats about why women aren’t moving ahead into management roles, the differing expectations of women and men in the work place and the perceptions we need to change within ourselves and others.
Ms. Lions, didn’t settle on those statistics. She identified exactly why they exist and shared with us how to “look within” ourselves to change our own perceptions. She also called to all women to pull one another up exclaiming “It’s exactly that kind of thinking and behavior, not embracing the other women and noticing her skillset and promoting her up that causes bottlenecks.”
Check out the talk below for a dose of reality and a pep talk that will bump you up a few notches this month.
If you had a chance to attend the discussion and/or watch the recording, let us know your feedback below in the comments. We look forward to hearing from you.
About The Speaker:
Elizabeth Lions is the Author of two books, ‘Recession Proof Yourself’ and “I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working For Me” Her third book will be released in 2016 on leadership.
Elizabeth has designed and developed leadership and career courses, webinars and even a radio show entitled, “Leadership Lessons from the Lioness” featured on Plaid for Women.
An expert advisor on career conundrums, Elizabeth has been quoted in Yahoo, The Ladders, and Dice job boards. Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie and John Tesh’s blog. In 2014, she took her leadership courses to Dubai and the Middle East.
Previous to becoming an accomplished Author, Professional Speaker and Coach, Elizabeth started her career as a headhunter on the west coast. She had the pleasure of working with the leaders of Microsoft, Wells Fargo, EBay, and Intel to name a few. It was during those private meetings in conference rooms that she was privy to who would be laid off and hired.
Today, Elizabeth can be found writing, coaching and collaborating with the who’s who of the Corporate America. When she isn’t working, Elizabeth can be found traveling across state lines with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end.
For more about Lions philosophies, programs and videos, please visit www.elizabethlions.com