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SIG: Westside Breakfast

  • 08/14/2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4760 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230


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Detecting Gender Bias: Creating Workplaces Where Everyone Thrives

Although professional women are more qualified than ever, men continue to dominate the top corporate leadership positions. This thought-provoking session – co-facilitated by Jean Franzblau and Tom Henschel – will explore how gender bias affects women in the workplace and what we as organizational opinion leaders can do about it.

We’ll begin with a dramatic re-enactment of a coaching session where a male executive expresses concern about the advancement of a talented female employee. As the story unfolds, we’ll stop at strategic junctures for group exercises and facilitated discussions designed to shine light on an issue that’s so prevalent it, paradoxically, can be nearly invisible.

Finally we’ll share insights from the New York Times Bestselling book The Confidence Code to identify day-to-day strategies we can use to assure that talented people of all genders are given the access to perform at their greatest potential.


About Tom Henschel and Jean Franzblau

TOM HENSCHEL is an executive coach known for helping senior executives achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership™.  His popular podcast of the same name is consistently identified as “What’s Hot” in the business section of iTunes’ podcasts. Tom's work with corporate leaders has taken him into such companies as Amgen, CitiGroup, CoreLogic, Dole, HP, Intuit, Mattel, Toyota and Warner Bros. A past president of ATD LA, he was awarded their Lifetime Award in 2010 for ongoing contributions to the field of Learning & Development. 

JEAN FRANZBLAU lives a double life as the principle of two companies: The Trainer on Retainer  and Sexual Esteem with Jean. In a typical week you may find her delivering classroom and online training to corporate clients and providing coaching to empower individuals and couples to embrace sexual discovery and curiosity. Clients include Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente wearing one hat and the University of Florida and CatalystCon wearing the other. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA. She completed the Train the Trainer course with the Association for Talent Development and served on that organization’s Los Angeles board. 

About the Special Interest Group

For additional information or questions kindly contact Rachel Karu at rachel@raedevelopment.com (310) 441-1104 

There is street parking available

Please bring in books you wish to donate. Each month we rotate who will bring breakfast. Whoever brings breakfasts gets to choose one of the donated books as a "thank you." 

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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