1) Leadership and the changing context
2) challenges women face in leadership
3) personal leadership style
4) strategies that facilitate the way forward
INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE AND DRIVE IMPACT
Despite compelling evidence that more diversity in senior management ranks increases organisational performance, the proportion of women in key leadership roles remains low in most organisations. Women face a unique set of challenges when progressing into senior leadership positions, including unconscious bias, a scarcity of role models, and a peer group that continually shrinks the more senior they become. These can make striving for the top a lonely and frustrating endeavour even in organisations with the best intentions to support their top female talent.
Women executives rarely have an opportunity to come together and share their leadership experiences in a learning environment that has direct relevance and personal impact.
We would like ABSIP’s Women Leaders Programme to be designed to create just this environment. It addresses leadership issues that affect all women in corporate environments, in a forum that hones in on the unique challenges women encounter. It creates a network of today and tomorrow’s senior women leaders, empowering them to take hold of their careers and aim for the top.
• Hear cutting-edge ideas about leadership, and learn tried and tested techniques you can apply to overcome the unique challenges faced by women leaders
• Develop greater confidence and a better understanding of your personal leadership style, enabling you to carry out and lead change effectively within your business
• Work with a professional coach to develop clear aims for your ongoing personal and professional development
• Access a community of peers, women succeeding in senior leadership roles in South Africa
Dr Sorayah Nair
Dr Sorayah Nair started BHS after nearly two decades in clinical psychology practice that included clinical supervision, mentoring, training and also organisational consultancy. The decision to focus exclusively on organisational consultancy followed the completion of an MBA.
As a little girl she recalls having been passionate about transformation, an inevitable outcome of being raised by a mother and father whose ID cards read “white” and “Cape Malay” respectively. She was initially drawn to legal studies registering for a B.Proc but says the allure of psychology that offered insight into human behaviour was greater.
Sorayah’s interest in the complexities of human behaviour, race and transformation led to a doctoral thesis that explored the self-articulated racial identities of trainee psychologists in the Western Cape. She describes herself as a lifelong learner who also enjoys the thrill of adrenaline induced activities.
BHS she says is the manifestation of a little girl’s vision to transform the world, for now one business at a time.