What is it like to lead in a patriarchal culture? Men and women, especially women, are showing increasing interest in sharing strategies to address challenges and stereotypes we women have to overcome as we influence others to achieve common goals.
Students, professionals, and executives of all generations have benefited from considering what it means to practice leadership as a woman in the circumstances in which they find themselves. The lively discussions she facilitates focus on effective styles of leadership women use comfortably, support women at the top need from others, and strategies that confront double standards and stereotypes.
Pru brings to her discussions first-hand experience as a third-culture kid, a leadership background as a senior official in public service, and the talents of a leader development expert.
In her book, “Terrorism, Betrayal and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings,” Pru relates experiences as a woman exercising leadership across different cultures.
Sample Speech Titles
- Getting Heard in Alpha Male Cultures
- Leadership at the Top
- Rising Voice of Woman
- Not My Father’s Foreign Service
Audience members come away with
- Strategies to address challenges facing women in the workplace that can be implemented in daily life.
- Models of effective women leaders and the skills they use.
- Greater awareness of one’s own leadership capabilities.