Female Career Progression at Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood have an impressive Inclusion Programme and through this I have been invited to speak on Influencing Skills. My seminar forms part of a series of lectures on 'Female Career Progression' that the firm has organised for their senior women associates. I propose we look at What is influence? Assumptions and gender. Is there a female language? Having more confidence when you need it & Making the impact you want. We start with an interesting discussion on influencing as a female within the City with some firms (not Stephenson Harwood) still, at Partner level, being largely male dominated. We conclude while it's a situation to be acknowledged it's not an insurmountable problem and look at influencing strategies for the situations the attendees find themselves in. I present a whole range of tools and techniques for delegates to choose from. The session goes well, I enjoy it, the group enjoy it and the training director is pleased. Job done.

It was very lovely to see this email pop in a few weeks later:

I am writing as I find you an excellent and inspirational speaker. I have to admit that I attended the course with pessimism as I don’t often get a lot from these courses but yours was completely different. Thanks.
— Nicola