How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back

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Join us for an engaging forum on “How Women Rise” from world-renown women’s leadership expert and author, Sally Helgesen.

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The Utah Women & Leadership Project invites you to join us for our third Fall Women’s Leadership Forum. We will be joined by Sally Helgesen, who is cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership and is an internationally best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach.

Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviors provide them with many advantages. Yet the very habits that help them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise. In this virtual seminar, Sally Helgesen draws on her work with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith to help women identify and address the habits most likely to get in their way as they seek to move to a higher level. Using vivid real-life examples that resonate and inspire, Sally helps participants:

  • Identify how specific habits may hinder them as they move to a higher level.
  • Initiate simple behavioral changes that can smooth their path going forward.
  • Hold themselves accountable for changes that can benefit them and their organizations.
  • Become a more powerful resource for other women seeking to rise.

Participants will come away from this forum with an enhanced understanding of their individual strengths, an actionable template for identifying and addressing challenges going forward, a proven means for enlisting support, and tools for enhancing their visibility and connections.

This forum, for women and male allies, can provide understanding around what can hold women back and can help us all become more informed and effective supporters of female colleagues. Dr. Susan Madsen will be the host and will engage Sally in questions throughout. It is highly interactive, with time for questions distributed throughout.

Sponsors: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Extension at Utah State University & Utah Education Network (UEN)


Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She has been ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus and chosen as the Thinkers 50/100 Coaches world’s top coach for women leaders. Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women. It became the top-seller in its field within a week of publication and rights have been sold in 17 languages. Previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as the classic in its field and continuously in print since 1990, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers. 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 addition to her established coaching and consulting practice, Sally delivers leadership workshops and keynotes for companies and associations around the world. She is a contributing editor for Strategy + Business magazine and a member of the 100 Coaches Network and the New York and International Women’s Forums. She lives in Chatham, NY.

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The mission of the Utah Women & Leadership Project is to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women. We serve Utah and its residents by 1) producing relevant, trustworthy, and applicable research; 2) creating and gathering valuable resources; and 3) convening trainings and events that inform, inspire, and ignite growth and change for all Utahns. The Project is located in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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