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Virtual Sessions

Empower women leaders to recognize the seven Hurdles that impede their advancement in the workplace.

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Interactive, Instructor-Led Women’s Leadership Webinars, Designed to Drive Results


How will you meaningfully and thoughtfully engage women leaders with differentiated development experiences in the virtual world?

Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders™ Virtual Sessions: Exploring the Inner Critic and 7 Hurdles to Advancement is a 4- or 8-module virtual learning experience designed to empower women leaders to recognize the hurdles that impede their advancement in the workplace—and help them identify tools and best practices to overcome these barriers.

Leave behind outdated virtual leadership trainings and embrace a new and engaging way to meaningfully support women at a critical time.

Women leaders are 7x more likely to be highly engaged if they are encouraged to take on growth opportunities. Now is the time to reach your women leaders with accessible, live leadership development in the virtual world.

Through interactive online learning experiences, exclusive case studies and activities that empower participants to begin to apply what they have learned to their workplaces, Linkage’s AWL Virtual Sessions will start your leaders on a path of professional growth.

These virtual sessions are designed for women leaders, from emerging to senior level, who aspire to greater leadership opportunities.

What’s Included

  • 4* or 8 60-minute modules, delivered as a synchronous virtual learning experience
  • Participant playbook

*Special note for 4-module package: This module is required if participants have not attended either Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute or Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Academy.

Participants will

  • Recognize and describe the seven Hurdles women must scale to achieve equality and advancement, particularly at the higher levels of the organization
  • Identify tools and best practices women can take to overcome these Hurdles and the competencies essential for women to ascend to leadership
  • Become a positive force for equality, authenticity and leadership

An Innovative Approach

​Grounded in Linkage’s 20 years of research in advancing women, each module addresses a unique obstacle women face as they advance. Modules can be delivered in any order to enable organizations to customize delivery to their specific leadership development goals and time frame.

Module 1 Foundations of Advancing Women Leaders

Begin to identify and understand the Inner Critic and seven Hurdles to advancement—and the competencies needed to overcome them. Gain the knowledge needed to become an advocate for the advancement of women leaders at all levels of the organization.

Module 2 Bias

Explore the effects of implicit bias on the advancement of women and identify the biases keeping women leaders from advancing. Discover questions that will unlock curiosity and help mitigate bias in the workplace.

Module 3 Clarity

If you don’t know where you want to go, how can you get there? Recognize the importance of clarity when it comes to the advancement of women leaders. Experience a guided exercise focused on creating a clear and compelling future state for the next two to three years.

Module 4 Proving Your Value

Explore the double bind of self-promotion for women and recognize the importance of the shift from doing it all to influencing, inspiring and equipping others for success. Identify best practices for publicizing your value as a leader.

Module 5 Recognized Confidence

Recognize the difference between confidence and worthiness and begin to identify the symptoms and causes of imposter syndrome through a webinar-exclusive case study.

Module 6 Branding and Presence

Recognize the importance of your personal brand and begin to identify disconnects between our ideal personal brand and how others perceive us. Begin to explore your personal brand through an out-of-the-box activity using emojis.

Module 7 Making the Ask

How can women leaders effectively advocate for their own advancement? By understanding the biases against them in the workplace and identifying tools and best practices for effective negotiation and advocacy. Experience a webinar-exclusive guided exploration of the principles of persuasion, which include reciprocity, scarcity, authority, liking, consistency and consensus.

Module 8 Networking

Understand the importance of networking as a tool for advancement, and begin to assess your networks—operational, strategic and personal.

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When we started this work, we didn’t have a women’s story to tell…. Now, we have that story.

Elaine Stokes

Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Loomis Sayles

Multiply Your Impact

Looking for more ways to accelerate the development of high-potential women leaders at your organization? Pair the Advancing Women Leaders Virtual Sessions with additional leadership development programming to scale your strategy to advance women leaders.

Advancing Women Leaders Academy
Give women leaders access to strategically targeted skill-building exercises, simulations, case studies through a three-day in-person learning experience consisting of 8 modules.
Women in Leadership Institute
Now, you can experience the Women in Leadership Institute virtually or in-person in Orlando, Florida. Scale the hurdles to advancement through leadership development specifically designed for women.