Bold, disruptive innovation is necessary in order to reimagine systems and truly re-design the status quo. Without the efforts of courageous individuals who put their egos, their reputations and even their careers on the line in order to drive change, we are unlikely to meet the pressing social, economic and environmental demands of our time. But who is best suited to envision, and to steward this change? The answer reveals a paradox that is fundamental to the evolution of business today: historically, critical change has been sparked by people with social identities that differ from those already in power (white, male, straight etc). But when your gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or social identity are different than your supervisors, competitors, investors or peers, the pressure to “perform well” can unconsciously override your natural capacity and confidence to innovate.
In this 90-minute workshop, we share approaches and concrete tools designed help women and diverse leaders build resilience, step out of unconscious self-sabotage, and drive change. Drawing on lessons from a client case study in the field of climate insurance, we unpack the steps (and pitfalls) on the way to real impact.