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International Coaching Federation Switzerland

ICF Switzerland Chapter: Virtual event

“How Women Rise” – What is holding women back in their careers? And what can they do to change this?

Tuesday, 28 Steptember 2021– 17:00-18:30      

Melissa L. Schlimm



The How Women Rise Leadership Program is a Train-the-Trainer concept developed by The Ameliorate Group to help organizations foster and accelerate female talent with an internal learning initiative. The program is based on the bestselling book by American Authors Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith called “How Women Rise”.

Have you ever thought…

  • …oh, that is so typical..?

  • …again, I do what I wanted to stop…?

Many of these thoughts are stereotype behaviours. As a woman, or as a man working with women, these behaviours might look familiar to you. Welcome to the habits that hold women back in their careers.

Benefits for the participants? What are the Learning objectives?

In this workshop, you will learn about the habits that most likely hold a woman back in her career. 

  • Introduction: What is “How Women Rise”? 
  • Apply the “Habits Wheel” 
  • Experience one of the habits 
  • Manage the habit differently
  • Learn about the Train-the-Trainer program, powered by Sally Helgesen 

Moreover, you will have the opportunity to register yourself on the waiting list to become a certified trainer for your organization. 

About the speakers

Melissa is the co-founder of The Ameliorate Group, an organization head quartered in Dubai in Dubai, servicing multinationals in the Middle East and expanding with their global project The How Women Rise Leadership Program in partnership with bestselling American author Sally Helgesen.

She has a wealth of cross-industry experience in senior learning and development roles and conceptualization practice within various contexts. She understands the day-to-day challenges individuals face in the workplace and enables them to navigate them successfully. A believer in the power of a positive mindset, Melissa is a highly energetic and motivational facilitator and coach. She focuses on helping individuals and teams flourish and enabling people to move forward by inviting them into a change of perspective.



You will receive 1.5 CCEUs: 0.5 CCEU Core Competencies, 1 CCEU Resource Development



28 September 2021


17:00-18:30   Workshop and discussion

Language : English

Organized by

ICF Switzerland



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