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CIO Executive Council Membership: Women in IT Leadership Coaching

Expanding the roles of women in IT leadership has valuable long-term consequences across all industries — positively impacting business outcomes, work cultures, and all levels of innovation driving financial performance. IDC's CIO Executive Council Membership: Women in IT Leadership Coaching examines gender diversity in IT organizations and underscores the need to expand programs that develop female leaders. Participants accelerate their leadership journeys through a calibrated, results-oriented set of personal and career development assessments and coaching assignments. They learn directly from experienced global business leaders, who advise them with candor, compassion, and valuable insights on how to take their careers to the next level.


Program Benefits

  • Build confidence
  • Leverage best practices of successful women in C-level positions
  • Gain real-world advice for overcoming industry challenges
  • Receive guidance for taking charge of your own career to accelerate your leadership journey

Women in IT Leadership Sessions

  • Navigating Corporate Politics
  • Leveraging Your Personal Brand
  • Work/Life Balance (Setting Boundaries)
  • Establishing a Progressive IT Culture
  • Driving More Productive Meetings
  • Leaving Your Legacy

Accelerated Development Sessions

  • Building Your Brand
  • Built to Pivot: Rising to the Leadership Challenges of Business Recovery
  • Learning from Failure — The Courage to Take Risks
  • Creating and Managing High Performing Teams — Real and Virtual
  • Communication Skills for a Virtual Team
  • Change Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence

Product Offering

Each component of our Women in Leadership program is customized through the lens of challenges that female leaders in business technology roles encounter.

  • 30-question behavioral leadership and career skills assessment designed by the CIO Executive Council to identify strengths and developmental areas
  • Individual coaching sessions — Participants will be matched with an accomplished business coach for 7 hours of personalized development work. The initial coaching call with the participant will review the assessment tool findings, set objectives, and determine the timing for other coaching meetings.
  • One 30-minute introductory call with CIO Selected Coach, CIO Partner, and CIO (sponsor of participant) to set objectives and align with desired outcomes and key development areas
  • Virtual webcast sessions — Exclusive access to 6 webcasts on Women in Leadership, with the topics organized and moderated by CIO Executive Coaches and senior IT/business executives
  • Complementary access to IDG national/regional conferences and the IDC Directions event
  • 90-day action plan between the coach and participant to review and ensure continued progress against specific objectives
  • Program wrap up includes a retake of the behavioral leadership and career skills assessment to measure progress and map out next steps

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