Join HBA OC's virtual book club, where we will discuss the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide with the author—Dr. Shawn Andrews.
The Power of Perception serves as a practical guide to educate women, men and organizations on the barriers that keep women from fully contributing in the workplace. These include differences in leadership style and emotional intelligence, gender bias and stereotypes, breadwinner and caregiver responsibilities, and differences in gender culture, which show up every day at work and home. It also explores significant changes in global demographic trends and how our youngest generations are impacting the workplace.
The book illustrates the reasons that we don’t see more women leading our global businesses. It has nothing to do with women’s skills and competencies and everything to do with perceptions of women as leaders, as workers, as mothers, and as wives. These perceptions have a significant impact on promotion for many women. Perception is reality―and it’s powerful.
The Power of Perception provides personal stories of women’s journeys, real-world examples, and is based on the author’s own research as well as that of many others. Every chapter includes practical, easy-to-apply strategies, summary points, and reflection questions to empower women, men, and organizations to fully leverage talent and diversity.
No matter what your age, reading helps keep your brain sharp and provides essential information to help boost your career. Discuss what you’ve read with other intelligent folks to challenge your understanding, learn new things, boost creativity, relieve stress, and create a social connection.
This networking series is open to HBA members only. Registration is limited, so sign up early for your chance to join a book club with the author!
The book club series will meet three times:
- Thursday, August 27 from 5:00-6:00 pm PT (Chapters 1-4)
- Thursday, September 17 from 5:00-6:00 pm PT (Chapters 5-8)
- Thursday, October 22 from 5:00-6:00 pm PT (Chapters 9-12)
Session 1: Aug 27
Chapter 1 – Startling statistics
Chapter 2 – Leadership is leadership, or is It?
Chapter 3 – Why you should care about EQ
Chapter 4 – A bit of research goes a long way
Session 2: Sept 17
Chapter 5 – The power of bias
Chapter 6 – The glass golf club
Chapter 7 – Lead the meeting, change the diaper
Chapter 8 – Are we limiting ourselves?
Session 3: Oct 22
Chapter 9 – Why does s/he do that?
Chapter 10 – Diversity or die
Chapter 11 – Could millennials save the day?
Chapter 12 – Conclusion: Implications for men, women and the world
Registrants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book, which is available in three formats (Paperback, e-Book, and Audiobook). For your convenience, here’s Amazon link:
Event is open to: HBA Members only
Online registration deadline: 9/16/2020
Onsite (walk -in) registration: Is Not Allowed