The Leadership Table – Brisbane CBD
We need more Leaders!
We want Bold, Authentic and Courageous Leaders
Now sit at the TABLE.
*Please note there are ONLY 20 SEATS at each table and you must be able to attend most or all Sessions.
Every Second Tuesday of the Month 9.00-12.00pm starting February 2019 to November 2019
WHY THIS TABLE IS FOR YOU!
You will discover and learn to appreciate your own unique leadership qualities and how to implement them in a significant way within your leadership role. You could be a strong and capable leader, leading your team YOUR way, or you could still be wondering if you have it in you to be a leader at all… Which will it be? This table is suited to emerging and mid-to-senior level managers and leaders with a focus on self and leadership. Using both a neuroscience and direct action learning approach, this workshop and membership will provide you with the skills, insights, and empower YOU to be the best leader you can be! It will also provide you with a level of confidence and courage that will bring you instant results. You will have the opportunity to connect with a tribe of people which will take your career and leadership to new levels.
What will The Leadership Table give me?
These workshops will give you confidence in yourself as an individual and as a leader. Our table will give you confidence in yourself as an individual and as a leader. You will learn about yourself and the strengths you already have that will help your personal development. You will discover a new sense of self and gain a new mindset. You will learn how to harness incredible courage and bravery. You will be able to build an incredible brand and be able to understand your why, purpose and passions. You will discover the power of resilience and how to use it wisely towards successful outcomes. You will discover what drives and motivates you and how to maintain your motivation while still maintaining balance and focus! Sonia is an inspirational and dynamic leadership coach. She energises and motivates people to be bold, to focus on their personal strengths, and to ultimately forge their own authentic leadership journey. Sonia’s workshop program is insightful, engaging and rewarding.
WHO LEADS THE TABLE?
The Table is led by Sonia McDonald, CEO, and founder of LeadershipHQ. Sonia has helped hundreds of executives, business owners and aspiring leaders hone their skills to become strong, connected and inspiring leaders. For over 10 years she’s successfully coached and mentored people towards establishing their careers and getting a seat at the table. Sonia is one of Australia’s Leading Coaches and Keynote Speakers. She is also the author of “Just Rock It! How to Get What You Really Want.” And “Leadership Attitude: How Mindset and Action Can Change the World.”
I’m all about helping people, especially women, reach their full potential as authentic leaders – as you’ve probably noticed by now! It’s a subject close to my heart, and when I saw that there are only 14 women chief executives at the helm of the top 200 companies, and 24 women CFOs, it gave me the push to start my brave program and conference for women leaders (to find out more about brave click here at https://leadershiphq.com.au/brave/)
It’s incredible in this day and age that there are 23 companies in the ASX200 without any women as top leaders! This is according to the CEW ASX200 Senior Executive Census from this year. The number has gone down; it was 41 companies last year! But 23 is still an unacceptable number.
The Census doesn’t look at women on company boards (which is another issue I’m incredibly passionate about) so for now we’ll be focusing on chief executive positions and companies that are missing women in those roles.
Have a look at these key stats from this year and last year:
The number of ASX200 female CEOs:
2017 – 11
2018 – 14
The number of ASX200 female CFOs:
2017 – 17
2018 – 24
Number of companies with no female representation in their executive leadership teams:
2017 – 41
2018 – 23
Number of women in the ASX200 executive leadership teams:
2017 – 381
2018 – 430
Number of men in the ASX200 Executive Leadership Teams:
2017 – 1423
2018 – 1428
Shocking, isn’t it?? 1428 men and only 430 women! We still have so far to go in terms of equality, even though we’ve come a long way already.
Here are just some of the companies that don’t have any women in their executive leadership teams (we can help!):
- ARB Corporation Limited
- Evolution Mining
- James Hardie Industries
- JB Hi-Fi
- Pilbara Minerals
- Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group
- Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company
- Whitehaven Coal
That’s just a sample! Isn’t it terrible that so many big companies are missing women at the top?
All companies needing to be focused on placing women into the important line roles, roles that have a direct effect on commercial outcomes, like being the head of a business unit or a COO. 78% of the 23 CEOs appointed this year (up until August) were those who held these sorts of line roles – and 88% of lines roles are held by men, which is hardly surprising.
Companies without women in lines roles have reduced from 63% last year to 59%, and shows the slow change towards equality in top leadership roles. I will continue doing my part to inspire women and give them the tools they need to take charge and ROCK their positions, to get to the leadership roles they deserve!
I’m finishing this blog with a shout out to the 14 female CEOs listed in the ASX200. You ladies ROCK IT! And kudos to your companies for working towards equality in the workforce!
- Mirvac’s Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz
- Fortescue Metals’ Elizabeth Gaines
- REA’s Tracey Fellows
- Harvey Norman’s Katie Page
- The A2 Milk Company’s Jayne Hrdlicka
- Coca-Cola Amatil’s Alison Watkins
- Incitec Pivot’s Jeanne Johns
- Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Marnie Baker
- Viva Energy’s Margaret Kennedy
- Chorus’s Kate McKenzie
- Estia Health’s Norah Kathleen Barlow
- Lynas Corporation’s Amanda Lacaze
- Ausdrill’s Theresa Mlikota
- Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia’s Georgette Nicholas
About the Author Sonia McDonald
Sonia loves to build and develop future CEO’s, Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Sonia McDonald, CEO & Founder of LeadershipHQ; is an Entrepreneur, Thought Leader, Dynamic Keynote Speaker, Leadership Coach and Author of Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It!. Sonia McDonald was recently named in the Top 250 Influential Women across the Globe and Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs by Richtopia. She is one of Australia’s Leading Leadership Executive Coaches, Advisors and Keynote Speakers. Her passions are coaching, keynote speaking as well as leadership development and advising on boards.She loves to inspire & motivate leaders to think differently, be the best they can be & empower everyone to see themselves as leaders. She is making a difference. Her purpose is to build leadership capability, confidence and leadership attitude across the Globe.
She has over 25 years’ human resource management, leadership and organisational development experience. She has held senior leadership roles in organisational development, learning and development, human resources and talent management fields across the Globe. She is passionate about cutting edge research and consulting in her industry as well as innovative tools and strategies around Leadership, Organisational Development, Neuroscience and Diversity.
Sonia’s expertise in organisational development, learning & development, facilitating, and leadership development makes her an excellent leader to partner with organisations and CEOs to ensure the full potential of their business is achieved through its people.
She is about RESULTS! Sonia has been published in The Australian, HRD Magazine, Business Insider, Business Woman’s Media, Style Magazine, Richtopia and Women in Focus. She is an inspirational and dynamic Leadership and Neuroscience Keynote Speaker. She will engage, educate and change the hearts and minds of your leaders and organisations.
Please contact Sonia here at http://soniamcdonald.com.au/ or http://leadershiphq.com.au/
I recently read an interesting article from Quartz which discussed a communication technique adopted by women at the White House to make themselves heard.
Politics has long been a man’s game so it’s no wonder that women are outnumbered in the White House, particularly as the President’s Aides. Quartz makes the point that women are typically interrupted by men, no matter what the setting, and that has led to the introduction of the new term “manterrupting.”
However, women at the White House have developed a new technique which they call Amplification, helping each other be heard.
The technique is simple but clever, and it’s one that women could apply anywhere they really want to get their message across.
The article says “When a woman made a good point, another woman would repeat it, and give credit to the originator. This made the idea harder to ignore, or to steal. The women called the technique ‘amplification.’”
Why does it work?
Constantly repeating yourself so your message is heard is a waste of time. All that happens is that the intended recipient switches off. Your voice becomes little more than ‘white noise’ blocking what other people are saying.
The key to amplification is that someone else picks up your message and repeats it, acknowledging that the contribution is yours.
Immediately, your message gains credibility because someone else has recognised its value. It’s much harder to ignore two or three people saying the same thing, than it is to ignore just one.
What does it rely on?
The technique will only work if you have someone willing to support you in getting your message across. It’s based on cooperation and not competition. You need an ally at hand. As women, we naturally collaborate well especially when we have a common goal. I would suggest building your alliance before you head into your important meeting so each woman knows what the message is and how best to help you (each other) get it across.
The article comments that “Obama noticed and began calling on women more often.”
So we know the technique works and we understand why it works. Why aren’t we using it?
Would you use this technique?
Would you consider using amplification in your next important meeting? I’d love to know your thoughts on the subject. Your experience and thoughts might help others who are reading this post. Please leave me a comment below and let’s start a conversation.