Scientist, Educator & Speaker
Dr. Wayne’s WOMEN ADVANCING TOGETHER® workshops are practical, goal-oriented, problem-solving experiences that leave participants energized and empowered to address the challenges of their daily lives.
Small group learning is a dynamic, effective and engaging way to empower and educate. As such, Dr. Wayne’s workshops are limited to 50 participants.
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The Competence/Confidence Conundrum. Women may have equivalent or higher skills than men, but often lack confidence compared to their male colleagues. This makes women less successful in the workplace, where overconfidence often trumps competence. Workshop objectives include:
Bullies in the Workplace. Bullying and micro-aggression create such a toxic environment that 70% of targets leave their jobs. This costs companies through lawsuits, workers’ compensation payments and the loss of valuable human resources. The costs to targets and witnesses of the bullying include deterioration of mental and physical health, stress, and potential lost wages if they leave the company. Workshop objectives include:
Imposter Syndrome. Pervasive self-doubt plagues many highly skilled and accomplished professional women. Do you sometimes feel like a fraud, or have strong feelings that you don’t deserve some advancement – even when there’s evidence to the contrary? Workshop objectives include:
Negotiating What You Want. Women are far less likely to negotiate for what they want/need than men, with men initiating negotiations at work four times as often as women. There are huge costs to not negotiating. For example, by not negotiating a first salary, a worker is estimated to lose more than $500,000 by age 60. Workshop objectives include:
The Need for Self-Promotion. Women feel far more uncomfortable promoting themselves than men do, but without self-promotion, accomplished and skilled women will not advance at the rate that they deserve. Workshop objectives include:
Work-Life Balance. Career women typically have disproportionate responsibilities at home, especially with childcare, compared to their male colleagues. It is often a struggle to balance attention and time spent on work vs. the rest of your responsibilities. Workshop objectives include:
Pick Your Battles. Not every conflict at work (or at home) carries equal weight. Knowing when to fight for what you want/need and knowing when to let-it-go is important in order to achieve your greater goals. Workshop objectives include:
Effective Communication. Conversational conflict is a common problem in male-female communications, and has been suggested to reflect the broader gender-power relations in our society. To improve communication, especially between men and women, it is best to be armed with information on gender differences in communication styles and goals. Workshop objectives include:
INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)
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