(Un)Manning the Helm: Understanding (and Undoing) Gender Normalization in Leadership

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Nov 19, 2020

12:00PM-1:15PM EDT

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The Thomson Reuters Institute’s Transforming Women’s Leadership initiative and the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School proudly present the third installment of a three-part webinar series on advancing equity in leadership. Leveraging nuanced insight and brand new research around allyship and inclusivity, this series offers meaningful solutions toward advancing career and leadership opportunities for underrepresented individuals in the workplace.

Our collective human history is riddled with examples of male leaders who have overcome adversity to achieve “great” success.  Often these leaders possess qualities revered by both bureaucracy and boardrooms alike.   Yet given that minorities and women still hold few positions of “power”, one cannot help but beg the question of whether these traits are narrowly defined—and thus biased in their nature—or if the perceptions around things like “leadership” and “power” are somehow flawed?  Our panel will discuss the biases they see around leadership traits and how these biases have shaped employment growth opportunities for some, while blocking access to others.  They’ll also offer thoughts on what needs to be done collectively to redefine qualities traditionally seen as inherent to success so that everyone is fairly represented on all levels of the leadership ladder.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most trusted companies, Thomson Reuters considers it an honor and privilege to host earnest, research-driven conversations on diversity and inclusion within the professional services sector
  • Our esteemed panel offers nuanced, timely, and practical guidance for organizational leaders looking to bolster their diversity pipelines
  • Participants are invited to submit questions and share their own thoughts on effecting sustainable change

    Who Should Attend

  • Law firm & corporate legal department executives
  • Diversity & inclusion professionals
  • Legal talent and recruitment officers
  • Law students

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other webinars in this series? Register today through the following links:

    A New Era of Equality: Redefining Leadership through a Lens of Allyship – Sept 15, 2020

    Setting C-Suites for Sea Change: Reevaluating Work-Family Policies and Workplace Culture Toward Greater Employment Equity & Inclusion – October 20, 2020

     

     

  • Event Details

    Thursday, Nov 19

    12:00 PM EDT
    Opening Remarks

    Presenter:
    Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean for International Programs, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

    12:05 PM EDT
    (Un)Manning the Helm: Understanding (and Undoing) Gender Normalization in Leadership

    Our collective human history is riddled with examples of male leaders who have overcome adversity to achieve “great” success.  Often these leaders possess qualities revered by both bureaucracy and boardrooms alike.   Yet given that minorities and women still hold few positions of “power”, one cannot help but beg the question of whether these traits are narrowly defined—and thus biased in their nature—or if the perceptions around things like “leadership” and “power” are somehow flawed?  Our panel will discuss the biases they see around leadership traits and how these biases have shaped employment growth opportunities for some, while blocking access to others.  They’ll also offer thoughts on what needs to be done collectively to redefine qualities traditionally seen as inherent to success so that everyone is fairly represented on all levels of the leadership ladder.

    1:10 PM EDT
    Closing Remarks

    Presenter:
    Natalie Runyon, Director of Enterprise Content, Talent, Inclusion & Culture, Thomson Reuters

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