The Women of Womble Bond Dickinson (WOW) hosted a half-day professional development seminar followed by an evening of internal networking and mentoring. The Jan. 24 event took place in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Raleigh office and the workshop was led by internationally recognized author, speaker and leadership expert Becky Shambaugh.

During the workshop, Shambaugh discussed how women can step up as leaders without sacrificing their authenticity or losing their uniquely valuable perspectives. She also broke down many aspects of executive presence and challenged participants to develop their leader brands. Shambaugh also shared trends and stories around leadership today and key strategies and techniques to bolster confidence and increase competence while having a greater impact at large.

Shambaugh’s workshop was followed by an equity partner reflection panel where seasoned partners Liz Arias and Chris Douglas provided mentoring advice and feedback based on the themes discussed in the workshop.  The session was wrapped by inspirational takeaways observed by the firm’s Vice Chair, Ellen Gregg. 

The session was the second in this series of WOW leadership workshops. The first took place in Sept. 2018 in the firm’s Northern Virginia office.

SHAMBAUGH President and CEO Becky Shambaugh is an internationally recognized leadership expert, author, keynote speaker, blogger for The Huffington Post and contributing editor for Harvard Business Review. Her best-selling books include “It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor,” and “Make Room for Her: Why Companies Need an Integrated Leadership Model to Achieve Extraordinary Results.”

Attorney Cathy Hinger leads WOW and organized this event with Chief Talent Officer Cindy Pruitt and Professional Development Manager Tatiana Garcia. Click here for more information on the WOW initiative.