Find Your Voice and Kick Some Glass | Women's Leadership Course
The capacity to express your authentic views, negotiate for what you want, showcase your business acumen, and share your ideas can accelerate your career as well as your team’s growth. In this women’s leadership course, we will start by examining why it can be hard to find your own voice. Then we’ll show you ways you can challenge yourself (and those you influence) to amp up the courage and confidence to overcome barriers to reaching your full potential.

Who it’s for

This women’s leadership course is for individuals of all levels; the class is put into coaching groups with peers with similar levels of experience

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to grow self-awareness in order to find your authentic voice
  • Understand how gender, culture, and power structures can affect your ability to speak and be heard (and what to do about it)
  • Practice negotiation skills and using data to build the case for your solutions
  • Identify high leverage opportunities where speaking up can be most impactful

Private & On-Site Training

Currently, this women’s leadership course is only available as group training for your organization; it can be delivered as virtual sessions, on-site at your company, or at our state-of-the-art training facility.

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  • “Great content! Very impressive that a day-long online course was so engaging and interactive and seamless in its execution. I learned new skills that I can put into place immediately. Thank you for validating the experience of women and providing the tools and resources for powerful, bold leadership.”
    – Jennifer O’Neil, Client Communications Partner, Brown-Forman Corporation

  • “I don’t usually think of myself as a leader, and the whole course made me realize that I have many opportunities — now I can be more intentional about it. Also, I was surprised that so many of us have shared experiences (and hangups) when it comes to leading. I got a ton of practical tips, like being more thoughtful about how I prep for a meeting, how to say no in a positive way, and knowing what I really want with research to back me up. It was a day well spent and I’d highly recommend it!”
    – Jennifer Kemnitz, Writer/Project Manager, WordsFresh

  • “Find Your Voice & Kick Some Glass” is an insightful course bringing self-awareness to how you’re using your voice. My favorite tool was the one on negotiating. I left the class feeling focused and confident.”
    – Jessica, participant in 2021

Women’s Leadership Course Facilitators

Women's Leadership Course Instructor Cynthia KnapekCynthia Knapek has been an active civic leader in Louisville for over 20 years.  In 2012, she was named President of the Leadership Louisville Center, only the fifth director the organization has had since its founding in 1979.

Before joining the Center, she was Executive Director of Brightside, an innovative public/private partnership that works to build civic pride and keep Louisville clean and green.  Cynthia was named to Business First’s Top 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2001 and recognized as Today’s Woman’s “Way to Go Woman” in 2006.  She was a founding member and the first president of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.  She is a graduate of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2009 and of Leadership Network in 2006.

Cynthia is active in many community organizations and serves on the boards of the University of Louisville Alumni Association, the Mayor’s Commission on Public Art, the Catholic Education Foundation and on the advisory board for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. Cynthia holds her masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Louisville.

Lisa Zangari | Women's Leadership Course Instructor

Lisa Zangari is the Executive Coach in Residence at the Leadership Louisville Center and is a frequent speaker at events and conferences around the region. The Center is a national leader in civic engagement and leadership development whose purpose is to inspire and equip leaders to BE BETTER and DO BETTER. Her work has been published in TD Magazine and in 2017, Lisa was also recognized as one of Business First’s 20 People to Know in Career Development.

Prior to joining the Center, Lisa spent over a decade as a management consultant in New York City, where she partnered closely with organizations to develop new products, launch new ventures and nurture more innovative corporate cultures. She’s designed numerous leadership programs for companies like AARP, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Citibank, Disney, Hasbro, Pfizer, The Acumen Fund, The Hershey Company, and more. In addition to leading a team in North America, this invigorating work gave Lisa the opportunity to travel to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

Lisa is active in several community organizations and serves on the boards of a local food-access nonprofit, and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned her M.B.A. from Texas A&M University.

Covid-Safe Protocols

The Leadership Louisville Center is currently hosting its Leadership training courses in person. We will be practicing all health and safety protocols as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, and state authorities. As COVID regulations and policies change, updates to our protocols will be posted here

Want to learn more about this women’s leadership course?

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