Women Leaders on the Rise Announced by GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

Program Addresses McKinsey Research Showing Women Get Stuck at Bottom of Career Ladder

Washington, DC, April 23, 2021—Women Leaders on the Rise, a transformational new program launching at The George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership in July 2021, will provide young women in the workplace with the leadership tools to address the obstacles they face while trying to climb the first rung of the corporate ladder.

According to the 2019 research in the Fifth Annual Women in the Workplace study by McKinsey & Co and Lean In, an organization advocating for a more equitable workplace, men outnumber women nearly two to one in reaching the first rung of the ladder. The study states that based on its’ research, most employers are not cultivating female managers early in their careers at the same rate as men; and that women are not held back by either lack of ambition, or a desire to start a family.

According to the study, “This broken rung results in more women getting stuck at the entry level, and fewer women becoming managers. Not surprisingly, men end up holding 62 percent of manager-level positions, while women hold just 38 percent”.

The Women Leaders on the Rise program supports women in the development of leadership and management skills, which can be put into action immediately to propel career growth and development. Those practice areas include: creating a vision for your career, building influential relationships and networks, effective communication, executive presence, cultivating a growth mindset, confidence, and resilience.

Program participants meet for two days from 9 am to 5 pm on July 21st and  22nd in a virtual format, and have the option to continue learning alongside their peers in a 6-month-long Mastermind Group, following the conclusion of the program.

For more information or to register for Women Leaders on the Rise visit the website - https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/women-leaders-rise

or contact Kateryna Pyatybratova at [email protected].