Breaking Through Bias: Overcoming Gendered Perceptions in the Workplace, Boardroom and Courtroom
When women encounter opportunities to really demonstrate their leadership abilities and competence, such as in a meeting or in front of a jury, they can oftentimes be hindered by biased perceptions which ultimately affect their confidence and hinder a successful outcome. This panel will share personal strategies for overcoming gendered perceptions and winning at work and in the courtroom while still being our authentic selves.
- Developing strategies for overcoming gendered meeting dynamics
- Combatting the “piling on” technique
- Responding to instances of “idea theft”
- Garnering attention and making yourself heard
- Devising tactics for fighting against workplace double-standards that hold women back
- Analyzing the different presentation styles of female advocates in the courtroom
- How do juries receive, perceive and respond to female advocates?
- What types of behavior, speech or presentation styles are received more favorably?
- Managing concerns about acting “too abrasive” vs. “too soft”
- Being authentic and retaining your own identity while being a successful female advocate