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

Tech Women NZ invite you to a webinar on 12 October to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

This webinar will discuss why soft skills such as empathy, listening, being a good team player, thinking holistically, effective communication etc really are business Power Skills and why we need to see more of them in lead roles.

Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re PowerSkills 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.

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

Speakers:
Julie Fitzgerald – Organisational Learning Manager at Z Energy NZ
Angela Cunneen – Country Manager at VMware

Event Details:
• Online webinar
• Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm NZST
• Free for members & non-members

Register here