Tackling the Reality for Women Leaders

The pandemic has been particularly hard on women as millions have left or are considering leaving the workforce. Amid this Great Resignation, organizations are scrambling to keep, hire, upskill, and bring back women, especially for leadership positions. Join us to explore how organizations can create a culture where women leaders thrive.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to address the challenges women leaders are facing in WFH and hybrid environments.
  • Why leadership development can help you attract and retain talent.
  • How to align the individual needs of women leaders to the goals of your organization.


Cathy Cotins

Cathy Cotins

Founder and President, Thrive Advisors

Cathy Cotins is an experienced executive coach, facilitator, strategic advisor and leadership industry expert. Her coaching and consulting work is deeply influenced by and leverages her 15+ year career at Harvard Business School (HBS) where she served as Senior Director of Custom Executive Education Programs and Enterprise Learning Solutions. Cathy brings both a broad understanding of business as well as a deep commitment to personal development to her client engagements.

With over 25 years of experience, Cathy has worked with Fortune 500 companies and their senior executives in the US, Asia, and Europe across a range of industries including professional services, health care, biotechnology, financial services, consumer products, technology, manufacturing, non-profits and government. At Harvard, Cathy partnered with senior faculty to sell, design and deliver strategically aligned, high-impact, customized executive education and leadership development experiences. Her focus was C-suite executives, top teams, strategic business transformation, and large-scale cascaded learning experiences using multi-modal learning design (residential, digital, field, experiential, and coaching) to align people and strategy throughout an organization.

In her executive coaching engagements, Cathy helps leaders transform by building capacity and skills for greater self-reflection, curiosity, growth, and development which leads to business impact and performance. She specializes in interpersonal and team effectiveness, culture change, strategy execution, organizational alignment, enterprise leadership and other key leadership transitions. Her coaching work leverages research and thought leadership from experts across a broad range of disciplines including adult development, emotional agility, decision making, systems intelligence, customer centricity, strategy and innovation.

James Lopata

James Lopata

VP of Coach Supervision, AceUp

James Lopata is a PCC and ICF Certified Coach Supervisor with more than 20 years of Executive Management and Business Coaching experience across multiple industries. James is an award-winning writer published in Forbes and The New York Times, and his clients include companies such as: IBM, Facebook, Tesla, GE Healthcare, Sanofi, Ginkgo Bioworks, LovePop, Localytics and more.

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