Who It’s For
Women of all levels; class is put into coaching groups with peers with similar levels of experience
Why this Course
Research now shows that female leaders naturally have more of the competencies required to be successful in the 21st century. This interactive workshop will explore how women leaders can recognize and nurture what are considered traditionally ‘feminine traits’ while also developing in areas where men are naturally stronger. We’ll bust some of the myths of women’s leadership and lead participants through our four-part “Authentic Leadership for Women” framework: Purpose & Values, Self-Awareness & Continuous Learning, Renewal & Connection, and Confidence & Courage.
- Understand the link between ‘feminine leadership traits’ and high-performing companies and teams
- Build self-awareness by reflecting on your own leadership journey
- Gain tools for overcoming the mental blocks keeping you from achieving the next level of success
- Learn how to lead with authenticity by defining your purpose and strengthening your leadership brand
This course is 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. Learn more
Stay tuned for upcoming dates of this class as part of our open course selection!
Here’s feedback about a preview of this course presented at the 2017 Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) Conference:
“This made my day and gave me a renewed sense of my place in the workforce. It also confirmed that I don’t need to water down my femininity to make it!”
– Jennifer Gebhart, Director, Software Development, Global Payments, Inc.
“I strongly recommend this course for women at ALL stages of professional development. Leadership Louisville’s expert facilitators provided an excellent experience.”
– Traci Stemmle, Vice President, PNC Bank
“The session was informational, engaging and practical. I really enjoyed it. It was also so nice to focus on our specific needs as women in leadership.”
– Laura Proctor, SVP, Director of Talen, Doe Anderson
About the facilitators
Cynthia 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 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.
The Leadership Louisville Center is currently hosting its Leadership Green Room 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.
Need more information? Contact Paul Bolton, or call (502) 561-0458.