How to Elevate and Own Your Executive Presence - RSA

How to elevate and own your executive presence

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Join the Gender Equity Network for a conversation on leadership and executive presence, to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Whether you’re looking for a new role, targeting a promotion, or striving to command the respect of your coworkers, elevating and owning your executive presence is an integral component to advancing your career. Hosted by the RSA’s Gender Equity Network, this Virtual Salon will bring together a panel of speakers to discuss how to be seen and respected as the leader you are. 

Join us to explore: 

  • How to identify the executive presence you want to embody
  • Reconciling authenticity versus conformity
  • Operating effectively under stress
  • How to be visible while navigating remote or hybrid working

Our moderator will be

Octavia Goredema MBE, FRSA is an author, career coach and the founder of Twenty Ten Agency. She is the author of PREP, PUSH, PIVOT: Essential Career Strategies for Underrepresented Women, heralded by Management Today, Cosmopolitan and Refinery29 as one of the recommended books of the year. An acclaimed career expert, Octavia’s insights have appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, CNN, CNBC and Los Angeles Times, among others.Originally from England, Octavia was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen in recognition of her work. Octavia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, where she leads the Gender Equity network in the United States. Octavia serves as an Ambassador of the Pankhurst Centre, the iconic site of women’s activism, past and present. She is based in Los Angeles where she has lived for over a decade. 

Our panelists will be: 

Jasmine Joy Takanikos FRSA is a global branding authority, thought leader, and educator harnessing creativity and strategy for an integrated, inquiry-based approach to personal and brand positioning. She works with entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, creators, and businesses across all industries including finance, lifestyle, technology, education, and architecture. In 2010 Jasmine developed BrandHuman, a principle- based methodology for exploring mind, body, and business. Jasmine and Chief Strategy Officer Eve Lewis currently offer bespoke personal positioning insight sessions, leadership training, and curated experiences for international brands such as Soho House & The New Museum. With designer Bliss Lau, she co-created and taught the ground-breaking course ‘Centering Your Brand’ at PARSONS The New School of Design, leading over 700 international creators and entrepreneurs through building their brand and positioning. 

Ellen Bailey, Vice President of Diversity and Culture at Harvard Business Publishing, has been with Harvard Business Publishing for over 11 years and created and executed the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy, vision, and goals for the organization.  Ellen continues to drive results by serving as a catalyst to discover, develop, and deliver the best practices and resources needed to promote a culture of inclusivity at Harvard Business Publishing. She continues to support leaders inside and outside of HBP by forming and cultivating strategic partnerships as well as publishing content to further equitable talent acquisition, engagement, and retention.

Connie Steele is a future of work and life expert, executive consultant, and career strategist who guides companies and leaders in understanding the voice of the changing workforce. Connie is the author of Building the Business of You: A System to Align Passion and Growth Potential Through Your Own Career Mash-Up. Recognized by Forbes and Thrive Global, Building the Business of You landed as a top 10 Amazon Best Seller. By deeply understanding what workers want through original research on what drives work and career success, Connie partners with organizations to drive greater workforce engagement, retention, and employee development in this new world of work. She supports leaders in developing their personal strategic roadmap so they can achieve their work and life goals. 

RSA US Virtual Salons usually occur on the fourth Thursday of each month; they aim to create open dialogue and a space for RSA US Fellows to connect across geography over the issues of our times. Join a Salon to get to know other RSA US Fellows and our interests, passions, and perspectives. Salons are supported through the moderation of a volunteer to ensure that a diversity of voices are heard. We invite all Fellows to join this discussion to deepen the ways we can connect with each other across the country! 

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