The emergency services are a male-dominated field, and nowhere is that more apparent than at the upper levels of management. Whether fire-based, municipal, private, or state, the female presence is thin at the top. For women who are in leadership roles or aspiring to attain them, there is not much information available that can be practically applied to gender challenges. This presentation will take an honest and objective approach to the social and generational influences that shape the industry. It will offer advice on how to improve professional and personal communication and help you learn to spot pitfalls and instances where "imposter syndrome" and social conditioning may be holding you back.
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Recognize gender-influenced communication patterns that may inhibit clear messaging.
Evaluate the impact of individual bias developed by social performance norms.
Explain the concept of "imposter syndrome" and how it manifests.
Assess their personal performance and identify gaps in their approach to leadership and peer communication.