Women: Knowing Your Purpose, Finding Your Power, Reaching the Top

Julie Graber, CEO of GenderEQA (Gender Equity Analytics), will speak on the model of leadership for women and provide goals for each participant. Network with other professional women while enjoying this powerful topic.

Join us at the historic Smith Brothers Hardware Building with a beautiful view of downtown and enjoy this fantastic topic on women and leadership!

21st Century organizations need 21st century leaders with strong communications skills, leaders who can facilitate collaboration and foster creative problem-solving. In other words, 21st century companies need women. So why aren’t there more women at the top?In many ways, the challenges women face as leaders haven’t changed. But our organizations have. It’s time for a new model of leadership, a model that plays to women’s strengths, not the male norm. It’s a model of leadership that:

  • is grounded in dignity
  • is driven by purpose
  • builds courage and confidence through connection
  • generates power and authority while allowing women to be their authentic selves.

It’s what 21st century organizations need, and women are uniquely positioned to deliver.

This workshop will explore this evidence-based model of leadership for women and provide each participant with a plan of action to achieve their goals for the future, regardless of the level of leadership they hope to achieve.

Network with other professional women while enjoying the view and topic! Free parking on site!

About Our Speaker

Julie Graber

Julie Graber has over 35 years of experience with gender equity research, strategic analysis and organizational development, and serves as CEO of GenderEQA.

Throughout her professional career, Graber has focused her energies on improving the lives of women and girls through the use of data. Her research into the status of women includes the development of the Central Ohio Women’s Power Index and the Central Ohio Leadership Census, both of which track the progress of women in leadership roles in business and the community. In addition, she provides regular research updates on the economic status of women in Central Ohio for the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way.

Most recently, Graber served as Managing Director and Research Chair of ION, a national consortium of women’s leadership organizations working to advance more women onto corporate boards. Her research for ION included an annual in-depth analysis of women on boards, serving as executive officers, and top compensated executives in the Russell 3000 (2013-2016).

Graber is a frequent speaker on topics related to women and girls and issues of equality & leadership, and she has provided keynote presentations for groups as diverse as the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Columbus Business First, the YWCA Great Lakes Association, and the Women’s Bureau of the US Department of Labor Midwest Region. Graber participates annually as an instructor in the NEW Leadership program for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, leading the participants through her workshop, Power 1.0 for Women.

Graber was co-developer of the Women in Political Leadership internship program at The Ohio State University, and she continues to serve as the instructor for the course, which provides students with exposure to the ways women negotiate leadership in a political setting through internships with Ohio’s women state legislators. The program, now in its 12th, has placed more than 160 students in internships.

Graber has been active in the community and has served as a board member and officer of numerous organizations, including WELD, the Columbus Metropolitan Club and the Columbus AIDS Task Force. Her involvement as a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Central Ohio has included serving as the chair of the E3 Initiative Committee.

Graber received a MA in women’s studies and a BS in marketing. She has also completed graduate coursework in gendered public policy analysis. In 2007, Graber was honored by the YWCA of Columbus as a “Woman of Achievement” for her lifelong commitment to research and advocacy work for women.

Julie Graber