Topic: Women and Leadership – Lean In / Lean Out
Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Portland Country Club, Falmouth, ME
Speaker: Star Dargin
Abstract: They were in warring organizations in a large F500 Multinational Corporation. Star was a young rising engineering manager and Carole was an Ivy League applied math major running a multiple million dollar product business. Many times they were the only women at the table. Publically, they were on opposite sides of most issues; privately they met in what they called the Cagney and Lacey conference room, labeled “Women”.
Both women left the corporate world. Now Carole runs a recreational bike touring company and is president of the Northern New England Region of Hadassah. Star has been running a training and leadership coaching business for over 15 years and has been nominated twice for New England Business Coach of the year by ICF-NE. She was a project manager and held titles like Director of Project Management and Director of Engineering before she left. She is also an assistant professor in BU’s Metropolitan project management track.
Over 10 years ago, they developed a tool for women in leadership. It inventories women’s top 20 assets and liabilities. Star will share their journeys and lessons learned in an interactive and fun way based on the Women’s Leadership Style tool. Come take the assessment and see how well your natural traits may help or harm you in your current job in the context of the tool. This session is for both men and women who are interested in exploring what is considered to be more of a women’s style of leadership.
Bio: Star Dargin is the owner and founder of Star Leadership LLC which offers coaching, training and speaking services for businesses. She has designed, developed, and delivered numerous highly successful courses on Leadership, Communication, Team Building, Decision Making, Time Management and Project Management. Star has over 20 years of experience successfully managing highly complex projects in a variety of industries. She has held leadership positions at several high-tech companies, in roles such as Director of Engineering, Director of Project Managers, and International Program Manager.
Star is also a certified professional coach, holding a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) and CoActive Coaching Certification (CPCC). For more than five years Star has taught graduate level courses in Program and Project Management Leadership at Boston University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Fitchburg State College