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The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender



Organizations that want to perform at the highest levels and be competitive in their industry must effectively leverage their leadership talent. Yet, in nearly all companies, a leadership gender gap persists.

Research has identified an individual's emotional intelligence (EQ) as a key aspect and driver of leadership effectiveness. EQ assessment have found men and women to be strong in different areas. These differences often advantage men and disadvantage women at work and can lead to very different outcomes.

Finally, men and women are raised in different cultures. It begins at birth and carries into the workplace as adults. As a result, we approach virtually every aspect of business differently. Different approaches result in different perceptions, which have a significant impact on promotion.

Understanding the power of perception can dramatically improve your career advancement and help men and women work better together. Building on her best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide, Dr. Andrews will address the latest research on these topics and show you how to apply practical strategies to boost your career and maximize talent in your organization.

During this interactive presentation, you will learn how to:

*Examine barriers that contribute to the leadership gender gap
*Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership and perception
*Leverage gender differences which show up every day at work and home
*Apply knowledge and tactics to improve career advancement

Featured Speaker(s)

Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, business school professor, and author of the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide (2018 Morgan James Publishing).

She's been a Forbes contributor, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, interviewed on dozens of podcast and radio shows, including NPR, and is a Women's Media Center SheSource expert.

Shawn speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including the United Nations, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, Rust-Oleum, Experian, National Diversity Council, Association for Talent Development, and Society for Human Resource Management.

With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is an accredited practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 model and Insights Discovery Colors.

She serves as professor at both UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, teaching courses on Women and Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias.

Shawn earned her Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine.

She serves as Board President, Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, Orange County, is a member of 50/50 Women on Boards Leadership Committee, and is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.