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How to Get Your Seat at the Table AND Get Heard

Question: What happens when there is diversity without inclusion? Or, getting more to the point, what happens when women are brought into an organization but struggle to get a seat at the table? And even when they do, they don’t get heard?

Answer: Not much. Or, more aptly, more of the same.

Here’s the truth – If the only thing an organization is focused on is upping the number of women they employ or promote, they’re simply playing a numbers game. The entire objective becomes a process through which they get to check all the right boxes. So a woman might get recognition through a promotion, or even a raise. But, she may lack the clout, respect, and support needed to be viewed as a serious player within her organization.

Join us for a candid discussion on what happens when companies focus singularly on diversifying its workforce without building and encouraging an inclusive environment that supports and ensures success. (Hint – it would be like going for a 10 mile hike with your hiking boots on, but no socks!) Come and hear about what it takes for a woman to go from being an employee, to becoming a manager, to being a leader with a strong voice at the table.

Our panel will share their experiences and insights about:

  • What they did that made the difference for them.
  • What inclusion looks and sounds like.
  • How to handle the issue of “unconscious bias” or blatant discrimination based on gender.
  • Subtle ways in which women are minimized or disempowered, and what to do about it.
  • How to create a workplace in which women are empowered.

  And …

  • What women need to know, and do, to make sure their voices are fully heard -- and, what men can do to ensure women’s voices get heard.

This program is not about finger pointing or placing blame. It’s about taking a direct look at what’s going on, and having honest, constructive dialogue about how to move forward. Join us, and let your voice and presence become a part of the force that moves us toward greater gender equity!



WTCSE cannot issue refunds, however can facilitate a name change on registration to allow for the transfer of tickets.  

Thursday, October 11, 2018 
7:00am to 9:30am

WTCSE Members
- Early Bird until August 31: $40
- On or after September 1: $50

- Early Bird until August 31: $50
- On or after September 1: $60

World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121  map

Contact the WTCSE Concierge
at concierge@wtcseattle.com or

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