Inspired Innovators: How Women Rise

April 12, 2021

Inspired Innovators Speaker Series

How Women Rise: Changing the habits that can hold you back from reaching your full potential


We are pleased to welcome Sally Helgesen as our next “Inspired Innovators” speaker. Cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, Sally is an international best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach. 


Talk overview:

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 interactive virtual seminar, Sally 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 program with:

  • An enhanced understanding of their individual strengths
  • Tips for identifying and addressing challenges going forward
  • A proven means for enlisting support
  • Tools for enhancing their visibility and connections


Male participants especially report that attending How Women Rise programs gives them a better understanding of what can hold women back and helps them be more informed and effective supporters of female colleagues.


About the series:

Inspired Innovators is a speaker series focused on topics that inspire all of us to reach for continuous improvements. It features thought leaders in law, business, policy, and public health from Maine and beyond.



Monday April 12, 2021

1:00pm – 3:00pm
FREE webinar  

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About Our Featured Speaker

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, honored by the coaching consortium MEECO for her transformational influence on organizational cultures and chosen as the Thinkers 50/Marshall Goldsmith 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 15 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 delivering leadership workshops and keynotes for companies around the world, Sally has consulted with the United Nations on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, U-Nordic Stockholm, and the Lauriston Institute Melbourne AU. She is a contributing editor for Strategy + Business magazine and a member of the MG 100 Coaching Network and the New York and International Women’s Forums. She lives in Chatham, NY. You can visit her website here.

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