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She Leads OHIO

She Leads Ohio

She Leads OHIO is a professional development and leadership program, which takes into consideration the particular hurdles that women face in the workforce. Students who complete all aspects of She Leads OHIO will receive a certificate of completion after completing this form. You can also apply to complete our mentorship track with She Leads OHIO by applying to participate in our Women’s Mentoring Program.

Despite the fact that women have made major strides towards equality in the workplace, women still face inequality, including: mentorship and salary gaps, harassment, and can struggle with demonstrating their leadership in a society quick to call women “bossy” rather than “boss.” Women’s opportunities may not just be shaped by gender stereotypes, but also racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, nationality, dis/ability, etc.

Whether you identify as female or not, we encourage you to complete She Leads OHIO. These issues don’t just affect women. They impact the lives of all of us – as friends, family members, colleagues and supervisors. In order for gender equity to occur, each and every one of us must be involved in understanding and addressing gender inequality.

Required Women’s Center Programs

The following are required components of She Leads OHIO, and will also be marked on advertising with the She Leads OHIO logo:

  1. Elect Her, a Running Start, program. Offered annually in the fall semester, this 4.5-hour training covers skills such as how to mobilize a constituency, how to craft a message, and how to speak confidently and present oneself as a candidate. Through Elect Her, we encourage women to run for student government; however, this program delves into transferrable skills that can be used in any professional situation.
  2. Start Smart, an AAUW licensed two-hour workshop assists participants in initial salary negotiation, and is offered regularly through the Women’s Center with the support of the Career and Leadership Development Center and the Graduate College.
  3. Stay out of your own way: How gender stereotypes threaten our success. This one-hour workshop will help participants examine the language that they use to communicate their confidence level. We will highlight the ways in which women have traditionally undersold their skills, and develop new ways of speaking about ourselves.
  4. Intercultural knowledge programming. An important aspect of professional development is understanding how to work within, appreciate, and respect a variety of differences. Programs that count towards this component of She Leads OHIO will be marked with the She Leads OHIO logo in advertising and will address issues of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, nationality, dis/ability, and/or economic standing. 
Required Career and Leadership Development Center Programs

The Women’s Center strongly encourages that She Leads OHIO participants take advantage of all Career & Leadership Development Center programming. She Leads OHIO participants are required to complete the following:

  1. Leadership Coaching (three, 30-minute sessions over three weeks) with a CLDC leadership coach. Leadership coaching helps build key leadership and professionalism skills through a process of self-reflection and intentional goal setting.
  2. A mock interview (30 minutes) with a CLDC career coach. Mock interviews offer the opportunity to practice for an internship or job interview by learning to express skills and qualifications to employers.

To schedule these services, stop by the CLDC on the 5th floor of Baker Center or call 740-593-2909.  


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