Women Lead in Tech Program
In the race to grow, compete and stay relevant, companies are working hard to find, keep and develop the right talent. Compelling evidence that diversity unlocks innovation and drives market growth has led to intensified efforts to build a diverse work force and create a culture of inclusiveness. Real pioneers in this arena are starting to treat diversity and inclusion as a genuine source of competitive advantage.
Among the many dimensions of diversity that warrant attention, initiatives to increase the share of women in senior leadership roles continue to receive major focus and yet remain some of the most challenging.
THNK’s Women Lead program aims to support the advancement of more diverse leaders into senior leadership roles where they can have greater influence. We believe that when women reach leadership positions, people, organizations and societies benefit. Designed to support women to work from their intrinsic strengths, the program helps them become more aware of the challenges of their work context, offers them strategies to thrive in that context, and empowers them to build a great career in tech.
Our Women Lead in Tech program is specifically meant for women who have made their mark in technology and who have the potential to move on to senior leadership roles. We offer these women an opportunity to explore the importance of women in leadership in the technology sector, shape their grounded, authentic and unique leadership styles, address those leadership challenges that are specific to their context as a female leader in a still predominantly male world, and build a strong, inspiring and lasting network.
What's included in the program
9 Intensive program days with THNK’s most senior and experienced faculty, coaches and inspiring speakers
Inspirational program location dedicated for learning in the heart of Amsterdam (and surrounding nature)
In-depth Self and 360-degree survey
6 Personal 1-on-1 executive coaching sessions
Access to THNK’s on-line platform with inspiring readings, individual and team exercises, personal reflection questions and networking opportunities
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROGRAM
The Women Lead in Tech program is specifically designed to support women to make the most of their leadership potential to build a great career in technology and support the tech diversity agenda. Hence, the topics covered in the program are of particular relevance to female leaders in the world of technology and include the following:
Understand the gender context of your work environment and your own biases on the topic of gender and inclusiveness. Find your own grounded and authentic leadership style based on your strengths, passion, purpose, values and aspirations. Manage fear and failure, appreciate and celebrate successes, and manage your energy – daily, and for the long run. Expand and re-imagine your leadership repertoire to better navigate the career labyrinth
Bring your full voice to the table by communicating with presence, purpose and power. Discover how to increase your influence and impact through building trust and story-telling that empowers to act. Create a strong and supportive network both within and outside of your organization, and become a more inclusive leader yourself.
Become a visionary leader who can think big and paint a picture of a better future while expanding your strategic change skills (e.g. piloting, campaigning, picking your battles). Learn how to navigate smartly and effectively through the written and unwritten rules of the organization so you can drive innovation and become a context architect within your organization.
Who should join
Leaders of other people with headroom for further growth
Members of the management team of the business unit or function
Responsible for significant resourcing decisions
Actively seeking ways to maximize their own potential
Keen to use their talents to make positive changes in their own lives and the world at large
We know from experience that the quality of each individual participant builds to a participant group that can engage, challenge, and inspire each other. Therefore, an interview to establish the right expectations for the program will be part of the application procedure.
The program is open for three to five women from each participating company. These companies are chosen from among the most inspiring international technology companies with a strong base in the Netherlands.
When + Where
Join the upcoming program
starting 25 October
Module 1: 25 Oct - 27 Oct 2017
Module 2: 6 Dec - 8 Dec 2017
Module 3: 24 Jan - 26 Jan 2017