Engaging presentations on the benefits of diversity and how to practice inclusive leadership.
Facilitation or participation within panel events to create dialogue.
Senior Group Discussions:
Facilitated events with senior leaders to move the debate towards action.
In her most personal presentation yet, Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris takes on resilience – a vital characteristic for successful professionals in an increasingly volatile world. She’ll speak from her own experience as an IT company founder, transitioning from an academic to speaker to consultant to games developer and back again every time she needed to ‘iterate’. Drawing on her 25 years of expertise on workplace gender balance, Suzanne discusses how ‘resilience’ has historically been a gendered concept – limiting both men and women. She’ll share what works, but also what failed – and vitally – how she, and you can keep going and ultimately succeed.
With practical exercises, you’ll leave with tools to:
Recognise you should be your own biggest competitor
Build your support team – starting at home
Transform ‘what’s the worst that could happen?’ into your biggest motivation
Organisations must adapt to the rising tide of women who are the main earners for their family, which has changed the face of both the modern workplace and the future talent force. Drawing from her second book ‘Female Breadwinners’ Dr. Doyle-Morris then addresses how organisations and individuals can evolve to retain and develop key talent for the future. This includes:
- Rewarding ‘quiet leadership’
- Moving mentoring towards sponsorship
- Highlighting the internal ‘inclusion heroes’ and the pockets of best practice they create
A firm favourite since it accompanied her first book; ‘Beyond the Boys’ Club’, Dr. Doyle-Morris uses this presentation to offer tangible strategies that benefit both female and male audience members. She helps people own their achievements to become comfortable with self-promotion for themselves and their teams, to get the recognition they deserve. Building on her long-standing coaching practice and academic research, Dr. Doyle-Morris focuses on:
- Getting comfortable with being ‘80% perfect’
- ‘Tooting your own horn’ whilst maintaining your credibility and authenticity
- Recognising you won’t get the next level without delegating more at both work and home
Both men and women have unique intrinsic ‘superpowers’ that have been tangibly linked to bottom line benefits. But too frequently, we expect the minority group to act like the majority group in order to get ahead. Rather than encourage women to become more masculine in order to succeed, encouraging people to be more authentic…and be rewarded for it, is the only way for proactive organisations to get ahead. Smart organisations capitalise on difference.
This talk focuses on:
- Understanding how gendered skills are linked to profitability
- Recognising gender is only one part of diversity, but one the creates profitable innovation
- Taking up power poses to own your space and impress stakeholders
More confidence is too frequently seen as a fast-fix for career progression, but the reality is that confidence can have many downsides ranging from hiring and promoting the wrong people to investor overconfidence, the type that played a large part in the global financial crisis. In this talk, Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris, unpicks where you need to be confident and where you’re better off being ‘competent’ – a decidedly ‘unsexy’ but undervalued word. Plus, treating confidence as an end goal disadvantages groups where self-promotion is not rewarded.
Dr. Doyle-Morris focuses on:
- Judging the difference between competent or simply overconfident
- Challenging an over-valuation of confidence as one of key attributes onto which we reward people
- Gaining recognition for your competence, not your supreme confidence, from senior stakeholders
The day to day language we use in everything from water cooler chats to the written job adverts we read and issue, perhaps feel insignificant, but have real impact. The way we write and interpret CV’s, self-appraisals and even the verbal language people use in meetings all tell a fascinating story about power – who has it and who doesn’t . Our choice of language has implications on everything from how we influence others, the biases and assumptions we make and will affect our future deeply as it’s already having implications in modern AI coding.
In this session, Dr. Doyle-Morris focuses on:
- Understanding the power of unspoken stereotypes in our everyday language
- Discovering what words will work in your favour and which to avoid
- Challenging others in their everyday use of phrases
These interactive 30-40 minute presentations are all facilitated by InclusIQ.
Your event can also feature:
- Question & Answer Session
- Tips to Immediately Action
- Interactive Group Activities
- Internal ‘Expert’ Panels
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I cannot praise Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris, founder of InclusIQ, highly enough. She is extremely personable, knowledgable and real. Straight talking but full of useful career advice. I wish I had been fortunate enough to have known Suzanne when I was starting out in my career. Read her book, attend a workshop or work with her. This is the best career move you will ever make.