Listen up, ladies! You can have whatever you want but if what you want is success, it will take a certain set of skills. One of those skills is gravitas. According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, gravitas is defined as: a very serious quality or manner. I think of it as that je ne sais quoi factor of the leaders to whom I’m drawn. I can’t quite put my finger on what makes them amazing but whatever it is, I want it!
Can you think of one of those people right now?
The good news is that gravitas can be taught. Huffington Post Contributor and Executive Coach David Peck writes, “When done right, gravitas is not a mask–it’s effectively adding your unique value to important discussions while minding and maintaining important relationships.”
Queridas, I want this for you. I want for you to hone that skill so that you will have the tools you need to move up in your career, complete your degree or lead a community-based organization. Are you ready to learn?
On Friday, February 26, 2016, Latinas in Higher Education, Inc. is presenting Command the Room: Executive Presence for Women at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The powerful one-day conference will allow women to harness their leadership potential, increase their career mobility, strengthen their network and boost their confidence. Participants will learn the importance of gravitas, communication and appearance in their pursuit of success.
Join us as we learn from the keynote speaker – Texas A&M University-San Antonio President Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson. Other guest speakers include Teri Bump, Vice President of American Campus Communities and Jennielle Strother, Dean of Students at the University of the Incarnate Word.
REGISTER for Command the Room – Executive Presence for Women
Women from all walks of life are welcome! Register today online at bit.ly/sanantoniocommandcon. Reserve your seat online for $69. $75 at the door (if there are seats available). $15 for Texas A&M University-San Antonio students.
As a firm believer in being a life-long learner, I will be there. I’m an online media entrepreneur, a blogger for social good and newly appointed program director for a STEM education non-profit. Learning and improving these leadership skills is a priority for me.
What big success goals do you have? Will I see you there?!
Sponsorship opportunities for Command the Room: Executive Presence for Women are available. For more information contact Rosann Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org, Founder of Latinas in Higher Education, Inc.