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Kick Some Glass! Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms Kick Some Glass Bookcover

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When: Wednesday, 24 October | 13:00 - 16:00 | HALF DAY
Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center - 2A
Ticket Price: ILA members - $75 | non-members - $100
Thank you to The College of Saint Rose for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!


For early- and mid-career women, success can feel elusive. Cultural expectations, structural impediments, and undervalued responsibilities set invisible boundaries that can define performance and behavior for women in the workplace. These "glass ceilings" prevent women from being adequately represented in leadership positions, and because of this, our world is missing out on important voices needed for progress, peace, and prosperity. We believe it is time to kick down that glass—and time to redefine success.

This workshop is based on Kick Some Glass, a forthcoming book from the Center for Creative Leadership. The exercises in this workshop will help you understand how to navigate workplace challenges, get unstuck, and take charge of your leadership journey. You'll uncover your core values that will help you make better choices and create work-life balance in your daily life. You'll learn how to tap into the powerful networks you need to provide support and hold you accountable to help you reach your goals. Finally, you'll be encouraged to reflect on and cultivate your own personal brand of leadership which will help you set your own path toward a success you define for yourself. Are you ready to Kick Some Glass?

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  Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for early-to-mid career women who are ready to kick some glass and unlock their full leadership potential in order to design the career of their dreams.

What Will Attendees Gain?

Attendees will:

  • Minimize your own self-doubt and fears that lead to a sense of imposter syndrome, and learn the five evidence-based actions that can help you move through the leadership pipeline
  • Identify and prioritize the values critical for your journey as an authentic leader, and learn how to craft your own personal brand
  • Assess your network of champions and identify one or two key strategies for strengthening the network
  • Understand your preferences for harmonizing the "balance" between work and life, and initiate an action plan based on your preferences

Track: Leadership Development

Workshop Leaders & Presenters

Jennifer Martineau Cathleen E. Clerkin
Jennifer W. Martineau
Center for Creative Leadership
Cathleen Clerkin
Center for Creative Leadership


As senior vice president for research, evaluation, and societal advancement at CCL, Jennifer is responsible for advancing CCL's competitive advantage - our global research and evaluation initiatives and our work focused on leadership development in the social sector. Jennifer is a recognized author and speaker, publishing books, chapters, and articles on topics related to leadership development that creates sustainable impact. As a senior executive and mother of two daughters and a son, Jennifer is passionate about improving the context for leadership globally for women and girls. Jennifer holds a PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.



As a senior researcher at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Cathleen's research interests include understanding the challenges faced by women and minority leaders; and creating whole-person leadership development. Her research has been published broadly in both academic and popular press venues and she has won multiple awards for her work, including recognition from the National Science Foundation and the American Association of University Women. Cathleen also creates research-based leadership tools and offers leadership presentations and workshops. Cathleen holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



Paul Kosempel is currently Teaching Associate Professor in leadership studies at the University of Denver (DU) as well as Interim Director of the Pioneer Leadership Program. Paul joined the faculty in 2007, and soon after received his PhD in interpersonal communication from DU. His professional experience includes over twenty years in higher education in various capacities including career development, leadership development, and operations management. He is co-convener of ILA's Sustainability Leadership Learning Community. His research interests include leadership and sustainability, assessment of leadership learning outcomes, and mentoring and leadership. He is also part-owner of the Green Bay Packers Football Team.



Charles David Tauber, M.D. is a founder of the Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace and has been its Head of Mission for Southeast Europe since 1995. He developed Pragmatic Empowerment Training (PET), a participatory course in communication, psychology, civil society, non-violent conflict transformation, and human rights for people without previous education in these fields. He has given therapy and supervision to victims of war. Previously, Tauber worked with various groups in The Netherlands, assisting asylum seekers and refugees and lay volunteers. He grew up in the USA, where he worked with environmental and peace groups starting in 1966.



Sandra Marić, grew up and studied in Zagreb, Croatia. Before joining to the Coalition for Work with Psychodrama and Peace as Deputy Head of Mission for Southeast Europe in 2006, she worked extensively with children and young people in eastern Croatia. Sandra holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Zagreb. Her role with the Coalition includes therapy, research, writing, and a wide variety of other Coalition tasks.