Session: Breaking Barriers and Opening the Path to Leadership Roles for Women
Among the uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of women left the workforce. With the competing demands and pressures between work and home life, many women were forced to choose – leaving the workforce and returning home full time.
Women are an incredible untapped talent pool of leaders waiting for the path to leadership roles to open – they are ambitious, have the right leadership skills, and can raise families and lead organizations at the same time. However, the path must offer flexibility or part-time roles – more possible than ever from a business perspective with the world of work now forever changed by COVID-19.
A groundbreaking woman in technology and visionary thought leader committed to developing women in technology, Jeanette Leeds and attendees will explore the path to the new world of work. From her own experience as a mom and as a talented leader, Jeanette will offer a viewpoint on how women can smash through barriers and feel confident that they, too, can realize their potential to lead. This conversation will focus on women in leadership, especially in technology. Offering a lens into her own experiences, Jeanette will share the path she has taken to smash barriers and create a career that is both fulfilling and enables her to be herself and achieve her other life goals. Attendees will take away tips for breaking through barriers and stereotypes to take the right path for them back to advance themselves into leadership roles.
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Bio: Jeanette Leeds
Jeanette Leeds (FKA Jeanette Leeds Maister) is the Managing Director and Head of Americas at Oleeo, a pioneer and innovator in global recruiting technology solutions that is leading the way in the application of artificial intelligence. A front-line global HR practitioner who made the jump to HR technology, Jeanette held senior Global Talent Acquisition roles at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse, where she was a customer of Oleeo. An award-winning industry leader with a passion for diversity and inclusion, Jeanette regularly shares her thought leadership and talent acquisition expertise at industry events, on podcasts, in blogs and articles to educate audiences on how to drive efficiency throughout the hiring funnel while protecting diversity and creating a sense of belonging in candidate experience.