Opening Keynote: Sally Helgesen

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 2 – December 5, 2014
Dana Point, Calif.

Tapping the Female Vision

Sally Helgesen

Sally HelgesenIn her keynote, Sally Helgesen will draw on 25 years of research and work with organizations around the world to offer powerful insights and actionable advice for women seeking to develop their leadership skills, expand their strategic influence and highlight their professional reputation.

Participants will gain a better understanding of how to:

  • Articulate a clear, concise, and authentic vision
  • Frame what they see in the language of benefit
  • Enlist and leverage essential allies
  • Build a strong network of support
  • Become more intentional about their career development
  • Build a more distinct leadership presence

Participants will also come away from this presentation with:

  • An enhanced knowledge of what they have to contribute Practices for fostering more intentional career development
  • Techniques for enhancing both their authority and serenity
  • Guidelines for protecting their creativity and maintaining morale in today’s highly demanding work environment

Sally Helgesen is the author of six books, most recently The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations. As a speaker and consultant, she works around the world and has been ranked as one of the 50 top authorities on leadership by Leadership Excellence magazine.

Helgesen’s best-selling The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership, hailed as “the classic work” on women's leadership styles, has been continuously in print for 25 years and translated into 12 languages. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.

In the leadership programs she develops for corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations, Helgesen focuses on women’s advancement, building peer coaching networks, and creating diversity and inclusion forums for senior leadership teams. Clients include Google, Chevron, Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Financial, Leadership California, The World Bank Group, Hewlett Packard, The West Point Military Academy, The Global Forum on Women, Society and the Economy, Paris; Roschier LLP Helsinki, ING Amsterdam, and The Distributed Education Network, Oslo. She has consulted with UNDP on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College, and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, UNordic in Stockholm and the Lauriston Institute in Melbourne, Austrailia.

Helgesen is a contributing editor to Strategy + Business magazine and a member of the International Women’s Forum. Articles about her work have been featured in Fortune, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Week. She lives in Chatham, N.Y.

Updated Nov. 2, 2014