Women in Leadership




April 10, 17 & May 1

This dynamic and interactive program provides front-line and mid-level managers with essential skills to succeed. Focus is on traditional leadership competencies and strategies for overcoming hurdles women leaders face in the workplace.

Topics include:

  • Effective Negotiations
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Communications
  • Overcoming Gender Bias
  • Building Trust and Credibility
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Improving Business Acumen
    • Financial Management
    • Talent Management
    • Goal Setting and Evaluation

April 10, 17 & May 1

9 am - 4:30 pm

$1,300 ($650 with grant)*

Includes lunch, materials, and 1 hour of personal coaching following program completion.

NOTE: Each participant is also expected to identify an internal sponsor or mentor prior to start of the program.

About the Presenter

Francene Pelmon has more than 25 years of experience in organizational leadership. Her accomplishments include successfully repositioning the U.S. Operations of a global company for profitable sales growth, launching major consumer/industrial products, implementing lean six sigma, and coaching and developing employees. She has led Leadership Development programs and served as an executive coach and strategic consultant for Illinois BIS for nearly 10 years, working with clients across industries.

Francene holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing, Management & Strategy and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.


Participant Comments

I really believe this is a great class for current and upcoming women managers.
- Darlene Pouk, Director of Customer Advocacy, Gold Eagle

Enthusiasm - asked for feedback, willing to change direction/agenda based on class feedback. Touched on many topics that I can research in depth.
- Ginger Butz, Business Segment Manager, The Morey Corporation

The program not only provides real-life examples, but it has empowered me as a female leader. I know now that other women face similar bias that can be found in the workplace.
- Salisia Webber, E-Commerce Sales Manager, Gold Eagle

Wide range of topics covered within the course.The negotiation portion was especially appreciated.
- Veronica Pier, Process Leader, Sims Recycling Solutions.

For other upcoming events, Please see the workshop schedule.

For more information, contact us at: (630) 505-0500 x 228 or info@illinoisbis.org.