SmartBrief hosts 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Program

Initiative aims at building and strengthening leadership skills and roles among female employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SmartBrief hosted its third annual Women’s Leadership Program, an initiative to build the skills and leadership capabilities of its female employees and to strengthen diverse leadership within the company. Themes for the event addressed self-limitation, negotiating your value, communicating with power and work-life balance.

This year’s program was facilitated by Kathy Korman Frey, an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the Hot Mommas Project, which serves as the world’s largest digital case study library of female role models with cutting-edge teaching tools. Korman Frey is also a professor at the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at The George Washington University School of Business.

According to 2015 data from the Pew Research Center, women now account for 47 percent of the U.S. labor force and have made strides in moving into leadership positions. In 2013, over half of managerial and professional occupations were held by women, but they made up only 22 percent of senior management positions. Today, only 5 percent of CEOs of both Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies are women.

“At SmartBrief, we are committed to offering leadership programming and development opportunities for all of our employees – and this is a great example that focuses on women,” said Rick Stamberger, CEO of SmartBrief. “We are committed to developing the next generation of leaders from within through a robust training and talent development program."

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Carly Chomer, SmartBrief, 202-407-7864