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Women in Leadership Articles

As a former member of the women in leadership fraternity I have personally overcome many challenges women face as they progress their careers on the path to becoming women in leadership.

With over 25 years working in leadership positions within global organisations, I am ideally placed to coach and prepare women for leadership roles.

How have I helped female leaders before?

Whether in their current, new, or first leadership role, I’ve helped women to find their voice & influence at a senior level, build confidence & resilience, embrace assertiveness as an asset to their role, and build alliances, overcoming any organisational & structural barriers.

As a woman in leadership, whether new or experienced, you may realise that you need to adapt your mindset and style. Here are just some of the areas I cover – It’s called the ABC’s of women in leadership – Assertiveness, Boldness, Confidence: Owning your leadership journey & embracing your style, and what you offer.

  • Assertiveness training & skills
  • Boldness training & skills
  • Confidence training & skills
  • Finding your voice, and speaking up
  • A dive into ‘alpha female’ & related concerns
  • Building alliances & influence across the organisation
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Analysis of your leadership traits according to global benchmarks
  • Conflict resolution
  • Finding balance & dealing with competing emotions
  • Image, voice, words & body language

I have written extensively on the women in leadership subject and my articles provide advice and guidance for women in leadership. Below is a archive of some of those articles:

Women in Leadership – Leading During a Crisis

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Emergency crises are the ultimate test for any woman in leadership in demonstrating their leadership skills. As a result, it is more important than ever that business owners and leaders alike know how to succeed.

Women are natural-born leaders, and they have a unique set of skills and abilities that are perfect for crisis leadership roles. Women take a more holistic approach to problem-solving, which is why they excel in this role.

In this article I cover:

  • The Qualities of a Good Leader
  • How Flexibility and Authenticity Provide Stability
  • How Communication and Presence Bring Reassurance
  • How Vulnerability and Compassion Engage Respect
  • How Curiosity and Optimism Drive Morale
  • A Good Leader Knows When to Act
  • Every Leadership Quality Relates to Every Other

Career Progression and Improvement

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Many women in leadership and emerging female leaders find themselves frustrated with their current jobs and wonder if they need a career change.

You might not be frustrated with the job but frustrated because you feel like you’re stuck in place. 

Not for long women in leadership roles! Take a look at these tips below to prioritise career progression and work your way towards the career success that you desire.

In this article I cover:

  • Take Stock of Your Situation and Count Your Blessings
  • Create Long-Term and Short-Term Goals
  • Don’t Just Gain Knowledge, Apply It
  • Take Frequent Self-Assessments

The Importance of Women in Leadership & How to Empower Them

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Gender bias, stereotypes and expected social norms are amongst the many barriers to the number of women in leadership roles. These somewhat archaic policies, practices, and perceptions continue to undermine a parity of women in leadership, female career progression and create obstacles in the workplace.

Predictions by the World Economic Forum indicates that it will take 70 to 107 years to close the gender gaps in Asia. However, there is irrefutable proof from studies that women in leadership benefit business and improve financial performance, indicating that women in leadership are critical for organisational success and companies that intentionally prioritise and plan for women’s leadership development gain significant advantages.

In this article I cover:

  • Gender Disparity in STEM Related Industries
  • Reasons For Gender Disparity
  • Efforts To Improve Diversity in Leadership
  • Benefits Of Gender Inclusion
  • Ways to Recruit, Retain, and Advance Women in Leadership
  • Ways to develop & encourage Women in Leadership

Dealing with Stress and Keeping Calm

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Women in Leadership face more challenges than their male counterparts, due in part to historical, societal bias and a higher reported occurrence of imposter syndrome amongst women in leadership.

Did you know that over 2 million people pass away each year from work-related illnesses? Changes at work can become a major contributing factor to stress. It’s especially for people who become distressed when encountering these sudden events.

In this article I cover:

  • Remain Focused and Confident
  • Maintain a Positive Attitude and Rely on Your Team
  • Take Breaks and Plan Ahead
  • Communicate With Your Colleagues and Peers
  • Be Patient

How to be Women in Leadership People Want to Follow

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All women in leadership want to be one of those leaders that everyone admires and naturally wants to follow. Leaders who inspire, motivate, and engage are the holy grail or businesses, and they are always remembered for all the right reasons.

So how can you be become one of those women in leadership who people want to follow?

In this article I cover:

  • Work on your communication
  • Encourage growth
  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Keep your attitude consistent
  • Manage well
  • Celebrate success
  • Delegate

Women in Leadership – Are women’s leadership & development programs working?

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It seems the number of women in leadership, or to be more precise “female managers” in the UK has halved, according to a report from business advisory firm Price Waterhouse Coopers.

The findings show that half a million females are “missing” from workplaces in England and Wales, despite companies having made major strides to increase the proportion of women in leadership roles.

In this article I cover:

  • How do we address this imbalance?
  • The Link Between Women in Leadership and Peace
  • Women in Leadership Coaching Programmes

Women in Leadership – Dealing with Anxiety & Pushing on Through

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Anxiety for women in leadership is very common. Leadership anxiety is one of the most common problems faced by leaders today. It can be debilitating and can also lead to other mental health problems.

In this article I cover:

  • Lack of confidence
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Inability to control emotions

Women in Leadership – The Impact of a Fixed or Open Mindset

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Many women in leadership positions and emerging female leaders are doubling down on their career focus after the pandemic. And it makes absolute sense because, after almost two years of lockdowns, restrictions and uncertainty, this feels like a fresh start and an opportunity to tackle things with renewed optimism and focus.

In this article I cover:

  • The importance of mindset
  • Understanding your mindset
  • Why mindset matters for Women in Leadership
  • How a fixed mindset can hold us back
  • Where are you at?
  • Do you feel happy and fulfilled or frustrated and depressed?

Sarah Jones Leadership Coaching and Women in Leadership

If you are a woman, who is an aspiring leader of the future, an experienced woman in leadership, or an organisation looking to prepare your female employees for roles in leadership, then please contact me and I will help you achieve your goals.

Many women have often told me that they find balancing competing emotions around wanting a career & balancing that with family life & parenting, emotionally & practically challenging – don’t worry, I’ve got your back.

Together, we will create & work through a personalised action plan to achieve both your personal & professional goals. 

My training programmes start at only £279.00, but in order to recommend a coaching programme and provide you with a quote, we would first need to talk thorough the challenges you are facing, identify where I can help you and how long this is likely to take.

The first step in this process is by booking a free, no obligation call with me.

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The next step in your development journey is getting a professional assessment on the what practical steps you can take to develop and improve your skill set, mindset and your prospects. 

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