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    Discovering Your Career Aspirations

    - by Nancy Droesch

    Over and over again, when we speak to people about what is holding them back from reaching their career aspirations, we hear that the underlying issue is “I don’t know what my career aspirations are.” In these rapidly changing times, knowing what you want from your career can be even more overwhelming.  WILLO’s webinar Discovering Your Career Aspirations is a practical, results-oriented approach that provides a framework for you to articulate what you want out of your career by creating career criteria through exploring values, skills, desired daily activity attributes and rewards needed. This insight can be your springboard for participants to make the most of their career.

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    Not All Unconscious Bias Training is Effective

    - by Nancy Droesch

    Companies are embracing unconscious bias training as they work towards cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture. But not all training is effective. Studies have shown that when training makes people defensive, they avoid individuals different from themselves because they fear they will be labelled biased, making the situation worse. Our training approach is to explore how everyone has biases in a nonjudgmental manner. We help participants understand the most common types of biases and how they show up in the work place. We work with participant to recognize their own blind spots and outline strategies to respond to when they witness bias in own and others’ behaviors or personally experience the consequence of bias. We explore avenues that companies can take to create healthy business norms and talent management practices that reduce the impact of unconscious bias.

    WILLO has presented this topic in multiple formats ranging from a short presentation to a group of high-level executives to a three-hour, interactive workshop for an international company. We can scope this topic to fit your organization’s needs.

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    WILLO Webinar – What Makes Initiatives for Women in Leadership Successful?

    - by Nancy Droesch

    Study after study supports that having strong representation of women in leadership within a company leads to improved performance. Yet companies are stymied about how to support the advancement and retention of women leaders. Frequently they establish a networking group for women and then are puzzled why that does not change the outcome. This course will outline the more common challenges that women face and how companies can take practical steps to change the culture leading to improved diversity in the leadership pipeline. Nancy Droesch, Co-Founder of WILLO, presented a one-hour webinar: Initiatives for Women in Leadership: What Makes Them Successful? on March 21, 2019 through the CPAacademy.  A recording of this session is available to view at no cost.

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    How to Make Initiatives for Women More Successful – Podcast

    - by Nancy Droesch

    The Journal of Accountancy interviewed Nancy Droesch on how companies can make their initiatives for the retention, development and advancement of women more successful.  Check out the full podcast interview at:  How to Make Initiatives Women More Successful.

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    Presentation to CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) – Creating Your Personal Brand to Promote Your Best Self

    - by Nancy Droesch

    On January 9, 2018, WILLO Co-Founder, Nancy Droesch, presented to more than 100 CREW-St. Louis members and guests at their lunch meeting on ways to create and enhance your unique brand through consistently and deliberately living your brand through your presence, behaviors, communications and management style.

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