Women In Leadership

Dealing with Challenges

28th February, 2018. 1:00 PM EST

By: Sheila Hooda, Advisor & Board Member - Fortune 400 Company

Webinar Recording



The women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions. Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates. Uncomfortable conversations are often necessary to identify the pragmatic actions that can improve a company’s odds of developing women leaders.

In this LIVE online session, Sheila Hooda - Advisor & Board Member, Fortune 400 Company, talks about the challenges of being a woman leader, her strategies for success and her hopes for the future. The session will include discussions on qualities a good leader must have to run an organization, the ability to make hard decisions and ability to learn from experience. Sheila will talk about the most difficult challenges faced by women, the evolving business landscape for women and how to deal with those challenges.


Learning Objectives

  • The qualities of a good leader and how to lead in a crisis
  • Biggest career challenges for women in leadership today
  • Next generation challenges for women
  • Advice for young women
  • Qualities to look for while hiring a woman leader


Speaker Bio:

Sheila Hooda is the CEO & President of Alpha Advisory Partners providing strategic advisory services to firms facing digital, market or regulatory disruption. Previously Ms. Hooda was the Global Head of multiple functional and operating areas at TIAA, Credit Suisse Investment Bank, Thomson Reuters and McKinsey & Co. Over a 30 year career she has been recognized for leading customer-centric transformations, driving growth & strategic development at Fortune 500 firms.  

Ms. Hooda serves on the board of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, a Fortune 350 financial services company and Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS), a leading investment management firm.

Ms. Hooda has a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is a Board Leadership Fellow.

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Board Governance, Finance/M&A, Corporate Strategy, Digital/Customer Centric Transformation and Innovation.

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