Session: Powering Up and Powering Down: How to think about Leadership Levers for women
While there are many TedTalks and books advising women to "Power Up" or to "Lean In," but did you know that it is also important to "Power Down"? In my talk, "Powering Up and Powering Down: Dial Up and/or Dial Down with These Four Leadership Levers" I will cover the 4 leadership paradoxes/levers that allow female leaders to effectively Power Up as well as Power Down:
Lever 1: Authoritative yet participative
Lever 2: Advocating for themselves yet serving others
Lever 3: Demanding yet caring
Lever 4: Maintaining distance yet being approachable
- You can "Power Up" successfully by negotiating not just for yourself, but for your team, your organization and your community.
- You will need to know the dynamics of the 4 leadership paradoxes/levers in order to Power Up effectively.
- The double bind gets in the way of female leaders gathering their power: choose to be nice or choose to be powerful and decisive.
- WHY IS ALL OF THIS IMPORTANT? We need to elevate women everywhere – not just for our own selfish purposes, but to empower all those around us who do not have a voice.
Kelly is a leadership coach (https://www.coachkellyhuang.com), marketing educator and community builder. Early in her career, she started at IBM in sales and then moved to international business development at Monsanto. At both organizations, Kelly created strategic partnerships with customers and venture partners to contribute to the bottom-line. Through her teaching career at HBS Publishing as well as at UCSD, she has developed curriculum for STEM professionals looking to become leaders and entrepreneurs. Currently, she co-chairs Executive Women in Bio’s Boardroom Ready program, in order to increase board representation for female life science executives. For more information, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org