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Are you committed to having more women in top leadership positions, but don’t have a strategy to get there?

As a Leadership Ambassador with Take The Lead, I am committed to preparing, developing, inspiring and propelling women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions by 2025.

I specialize in media and entertainment companies looking for a unique comprehensive program to promote their women into the upper echelons of leadership and solve the gender parity issue that plagues Hollywood.

With Hollywood Studio senior management overwhelmingly male (83%), and women losing traction behind the scenes as writers, directors, executive producers, showrunners and creators, I offer one and two-day trainings that directly address the root issues that have stalled women at less than 20 percent of top leadership positions as content creators and high-level decision-makers.

As Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate said not long ago in a meeting about moving the needle for women in Hollywood, “As someone who has professionally and creatively greatly benefited from women as protagonists, directors, producers, writers, fellow executives and audiences, gender parity has always seemed like the most win-win goal for anyone in the entertainment industry so getting behind this objective [solving gender parity] was a very easy decision for me.”

So many studies, from Catalyst, to McKinsey & Company., to Credit Suisse, have shown that companies with more women leaders at the highest levels make more money and outperform their competitors with fewer women leaders.

Not only is there a higher ROI with more women executives, when women take their place as leaders on both sides of the camera, as writers, producers, and protagonists, they are making superior investment returns in the marketplace, as compared with their male counterparts.

A recent study by Slated, a marketplace platform for investors, filmmakers and industry professionals, found that with the exception of women directors, women are outperforming men all over the place . They hypothesized that the women-directed films did not fare as well on their ROI because they were seen on only a third as many movie screens as male-driven films, and that implicit bias may be at play across the marketplace.

“[Slated’s] analysis of 1,591 feature films released theatrically on at least one screen in the U.S. between 2010–2015 exposes a systemic lack of trust on the part of the film industry when it comes to collaborating with women in the workplace.”

Women are a powerful force. More women in leadership roles equals greater success for your company. Organizations that neglect this critical talent-management issue risk lagging behind their competitors.

It’s time to start trusting and investing in women in order to shift the media and entertainment industry towards gender parity from the inside out, and both female and male leaders in the industry are beginning to take action. The Systemic Change Project: Moving the Needle for Women in Hollywood,’ which recently convened with 44 senior industry leaders, put forth four key conversion strategies to solve the problem.

My one and two-day trainings will not only benefit your company’s performance and provide support for your rising women leaders, but also directly support the Systemic Change Project’s initiative to take action on an educational and institutional level in order to shift the industry bias.

In my trainings, women redefine their relationship with power by learning to shift from an outdated and oppressive “power over” model to an expansive, creative, positive, innovative and inspiring “powerTO” way of being and managing. From this new power construct, the leadership training offers a set of nine immediately actionable Power Tools that have the power to fundamentally change how women show up in the workplace and support women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions by 2025.

By giving women in media and entertainment companies access to these tools, we empower them to embrace their feminine leadership, welcome more women leaders into the fold, and create in-roads for the drastic change we seek.

In this training, women can expect to:

  • Be introduced to a more sophisticated, inclusive concept of power
  • Learn how to embrace their power with intention, confidence and authenticity
  • Understand their unique value as feminine leaders so that they can advance their career
  • Feel empowered to voice their opinions in the workplace, initiate projects, and be heard
  • Gain the support and the courage they need to trust their creative vision and use it to achieve greater efficiency, solve problems, and reach company goals
  • Explore and learn how to apply the 9 Leadership Power Tools
  • Develop a powerful Strategic Leadership Action Plan to achieve their career goals
  • Be supported by a sisterhood of women who will encourage them, hold them accountable and cheer them on as they take these next steps in their leadership

True to my style, the training will be very sisterly, honest and fun.

This training is a great way for organizations to reduce turnover of female employees, reach company diversity goals, and unlock the leadership potential of female employees, ultimately improving the company’s culture and bottom line.


If you feel this training would benefit your organization, please contact me for a quote and to discuss training options.

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What is Take The Lead?

Take The Lead is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.

It was founded by Gloria Feldt, women’s rights activist, leadership expert, and bestselling author of No Excuses, 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, and Amy Litzenberger, a former investment banker with extensive experience in strategic planning and funding of start-up and emerging growth companies.

Partnering with a diverse selection of nonprofit, for-profit, and academic organizations and funders, Take The Lead is a leadership organization that seeks to break through the stagnation in women’s leadership by teaching women how to succeed in the system as it is, while also changing it from the inside out.

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