One of the major findings from Georgia Tech’s Climate Assessment Survey in 2012 was an expressed desire for targeted professional development efforts for staff women. At Georgia Tech, we value the brilliance and power of our people and their perspectives, putting it all to work to define what’s next. As such, we are dedicated to creating a community of leaders who will guide Tech in the 21st century—an institution committed to inclusive excellence.
With the support of the Office of the President, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion launched Leading Women@Tech, a program to engage women leaders who are in assistant/associate director-level positions and above at the Institute.
In alignment with Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s strategic plan, specifically Goal Five, “Develop Institute collaborations that provide a pathway to excellence for women and underrepresented faculty and staff,” and Strategy Three, “Work with the Institute’s academic and administrative leadership to promote diversity and equity in the advancement and promotion of women and underrepresented staff employees,” the concept of the Leading Women@Tech program was conceived.
- Create professional development opportunities for women leaders and build a community who will advance a culture of inclusive excellence at Georgia Tech.
- Strengthen leadership ability, enhance personal and professional growth, and support overall career development of the participants.
- Monthly program activities include skill building in the areas of efficacy, emotional intelligence, intercultural communication, mindful leadership, multiple role management, negotiation, and networking, among others.
- The program will also include an optional coaching component that will deepen individual learning and empower participants to act on their career and life goals.