Take the Lead (Remote)

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Learn how to show up with presence and build influence in any setting.

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Whether you’re running a meeting, taking the stage, or simply having a 1:1 with your manager, you want to show up as a leader: someone with a perspective that’s engaging, unique, and powerful.

But if you’ve been socialized to be “nice”—to be agreeable, easygoing, and definitely not pushy—this can be harder than it sounds. Instead of stepping up to get a meeting back on track, you might quietly seethe about how unproductive it is. Instead of sharing your goals with your manager, you might wait for them to tell you where to focus. And instead of finding your own voice, you might spend your time trying to sound like everyone else.

Sound familiar? Then join us as we unpack the external biases and internal barriers that often make it hard to show up as a leader. Then we’ll explore what it looks like to start taking the lead, anyway—while still being yourself.

In this two-hour workshop, you’ll:

  • Uncover your inner leader, and get more comfortable communicating your perspective
  • Learn how and where to find real confidence, instead of feeling like you’re faking it
  • Get ready to bring your own perspective, needs, and agendas to work, rather than waiting for someone else to define them

About the Instructor

Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist dedicated to changing design and tech for good. She’s the founder of Active Voice, a coaching and training company helping organizations build radical, courageous leadership practices.

Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (W.W. Norton, 2017), was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired, and one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company. Sara is also the co-author, with Eric Meyer, of Design for Real Life (A Book Apart, 2016), a book about creating products and interfaces that are more inclusive and compassionate, and the author of Content Everywhere (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), a book about creating flexible, mobile-ready content.

Sara also runs Strong Feelings, the podcast for feminists at work, and Collective Strength, a feminist leadership event series based in Philly.

Sara speaks about design, tech, gender, and leadership at conferences around the world. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, Salon, McSweeney’s, and more. She’s based in Philly, but you can always find her on Twitter @sara_ann_marie or at sarawb.com.

NOTE: You will receive a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop. This will be an interactive workshop. We ask you to take the call in a place where you can have your video on and speak openly.

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