TechWomen NZ: Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re Power Skills!

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021
Online Event
Ada Lovelace

Join TechWomen NZ to celebrate women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day, the 12th of October.

Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re Power Skills is a title used by Josh Bersin in his on-line publication of the same name, a good read if you get the chance.

Companies of today are not only looking for technical skills, but behavioural skills to increase and support their business.

Skills such as empathy, listening, being a good team player, thinking holistically, effective communication etc. - these are as important as having five years of technical experience and certification.

This has often been where women have naturally been the strongest players, but in the IT industry, they have been woefully under-represented at the Senior Leadership Table, as well as within technical teams.

However, things are changing, more women are returning to their IT careers and pockets of strong female leaders have emerged.

Businesses have recognised the worth of behavioural skills and company culture. Skills that have often taken years to acquire owing to a rollercoaster of experience both at work and in our personal lives.

This webinar will discuss why these soft skills really are business Power Skills and why we need to see more of them in lead roles.

Hear from Julie Fitzgerald – Organisational Learning Manager - Z Energy NZ, plus more speakers to come.

Join us online for this lunchtime session and celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. It’s free to attend, secure your spot now.

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