Women in Leadership - Break through the Glass Ceiling

Do you feel that you’ve gone as far as you can with your current employer? Do you feel stuck? Are you working longer hours with little return? And you know that you have much more potential?

If so, you’ve hit the “glass ceiling” – the point where you can clearly see the next level of promotion yet, despite your best effort, an invisible barrier seems to stop you from advancing.

It is widely recognised that there are, in most organisations, some aspects of the culture which present significant barriers to women’s progress. These may include:

  • The glass ceiling: Institutionalised assumptions and biases toward a homogeneous [male] leadership style
  • The sticky floor: Women’s own unconscious biases that form barriers to their succeeding in the workplace

While these issues are not gender-specific, they do tend to affect women disproportionately.


Mid to senior level women

Learning Objectives

The workshop aims to provide participants with practical tools, strategies and guidance to ensure that women have the best possible chances of success.


  • Increase your personal power
  • Leading with EQ
  • Communicate with impact
  • Build your personal brand
  • Network to success
  • Being assertive and confident
  • Communicating with impact
  • Giving, receiving, and encouraging feedback
  • Overcoming self-sabotage
  • Managing change
  • Influencing and negotiating
  • Goal-setting and prioritising

Your facilitator

Glenda May is regarded as a role model for many women and actively mentors as many up and coming females as possible. In addition to mentoring she leads by example; with responsibilities as a mother and family carer, she attained and maintained seniority whilst working flexibly. She willingly shares her experiences to help women and is a staunch advocate of women’s advancement in the workplace.

Glenda’s focus over recent years has been as a mentor for women who find themselves battling the Glass Ceiling. Co-authoring with Jennifer Morris, she wrote “52 Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling”, a guide to help women overcome the structural biases and self-defeating attitudes, to take control of their careers, be courageous and trust their innate strengths as a woman leader.

Using the concepts and practices of Positive Psychology, Glenda works with you to help you find your passion, and move forward in your career.


This program is conducted one on one, as a workshop or as part of an ongoing mentoring circle.


Glenda is an extremely supportive career coach and mentor.

I have worked with Glenda for 12 months now and found her to be very positive, encouraging and creative with her guidance.
We have worked together on understanding my current skill set and personality type and how we can utilise this existing base to steer myself on the career path of my choosing.

Personally I have made great strides in using my strengths in my current role, become more confident in my day to day work and also become a better leader for my team members. This is due to the great work Glenda has done and the strategies she has taught me in regards to managing my tasks, emotions and the development of others.

I would highly recommend Glenda as a career coach and mentor and encourage others to embrace the process and the teachings of Glenda as an expert in the field.

Kelly Thomas, Finance Manager

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