The Curse of the Alpha Woman

Date & Time: 
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online Event


Free Webinar: The Curse of the Alpha Woman - women on top... what are men afraid of?

The recording of this webinar can be found here.

Lynne's slides for her presentation can be found here.

Have you ever been labelled as ‘aggressive’ when you believed you were being assertive? Leadership for women is still accompanied by a backlash of veiled abuse, misogyny and worse. Yet, women’s voices are brave, powerful and often funny. How can we use our innate feminine sense of humour to change the landscape and increase understanding of our role in society? And how do we get men to really listen and engage with what we say?

Key learning points include:

  • The importance of really listening and how to focus on and interpret what is being said to you.
  • The value of ‘active mindfulness’ and getting the most out of every conversation.
  • Trusting your ‘material’ and using humour to make what you say memorable.
  • Believing in yourself and having the courage to say what you really think.
  • Living and speaking out in the moment on topics that matter to you.

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Our presenter:

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Award winning producer and entrepreneur Lynne Parker created Funny Women in 2002, now the leading experts in female comedy helping women to perform, write and do business with humour. With the celebrated Funny Women Awards at the core of her business, Lynne runs events in London, Brighton, Manchester, Dublin and at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe.

Alongside their comedy credentials, Funny Women, a WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise, runs bespoke corporate events and provides workplace training for some of the world’s leading companies and organisations including JLL, PwC, MasterCard, Investec, Lloyds of London, Aon, Virgin, Women in Rail, Dun & Bradstreet, Accenture and NatWest.

Lynne is a respected writer and facilitator and runs workshops about using humour in the workplace for boosting confidence and self-esteem, building teams and improving diversity. She regularly contributes to business and consumer publications including the Independent, Guardian and Huffington Post.

Lynne’s pioneering work in female comedy has been recognised on several occasions including the NatWest Ladies at E11even Business Awards, one of ‘One Hundred Unseen Powerful Women who change the world’ for her outstanding work in the area of arts and media, and nominated for the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards. Funny Women was voted Creative Business of the Year in the Independent Business Awards Kent 2017 and Lynne is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women and Enterprise.

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