We spent July 13th and 14th meeting incredible women at the WIN National Conference in Austin, Texas. It was an honor being a presenter at the INPO Professional Development Panel.
KPMG’s Hispanic, Latino and Women networks sponsored its first strategic workshop designed to provide a solid understanding of issues related to gender perceptions that impact performance at work. Conducted by Rodriguez & Associates, the workshop included tips and exercises that gave attendees a clear sense of direction for implementing change.
Designed as an open enrollment event, the room was filled with 40 KPMG women from all departments, with various levels of seniority and experience.
Quotes from participants included:
- “Feedback and survey results were great. Everyone enjoyed the workshop and thought you were great!”
- “I would like to thank you for a wonderful development workshop at KPMG yesterday morning/afternoon. Leaving the workshop, I really began to think about my future here at KPMG and the steps I can take in order to strive and succeed here.”
- “I just wanted to thank you again for coming to speak at KPMG today. I learned a lot.”
Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy offered a two-day session on Coaching and Mentoring as part of the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business ELP program in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Participants included executives from Dow Brazil, Motorola, Oxiteno, PWC, AES and Itautec. This is the fifth year that Elisabet has conducted this program in Brazil.
Rodriguez & Associates developed and delivered the module Global Issues in the 21st Century for the Duquesne Women Executive Leadership program. A few of the topics covered were:
- Dealing with leadership in a global context.
- The challenges of leading across cultures and building multicultural teams.
- How to communicate effectively with people from different cultures.
UniCredit CEO Alessandro Profumo launched a women/diversity initiative program in 2008 in the belief that by “properly managing talent, and in particular gender diversity, UniCredit will be able to achieve a sustainable business model for the future.”
UniCredit’s Women Team in the Czech Republic acted upon Profumo’s mandate and retained Rodriguez & Associates to implement a comprehensive program to help UniCredit achieve its goals.
To help UniCredit develop and build strategic skills, Rodriguez & Associates began by offering a series of modules in Prague, including “Self Awareness,” “The Power of Mentoring,” “Managing Conflict,” and “Managing Stress.”
Additional seminars are scheduled.