As a guest speaker, Dr. Carrie Arnold names and puts a spotlight on the Silencing of Women in the workplace as a forced invisibility. As a human development researcher and master coach, she discusses the implications of feeling muffled, suppressed, and muted in an environment and the impact it has on a woman’s decision to stay and suffer in the workplace, to leave, or to recover, find their voice and heal. This discussion highlights the implications in the lives of women of color and touches on issues of intersectionality, privilege, and, ultimately, the importance of noticing silencing and engaging healing practices.
Imagine an executive leader has hired you as a coach to help her with issues that stem from lacking confidence, managing conflict and being more decisive.
When you do your intake, you learn the following.
She has worked hard to get the corner office, has a Ph.D. and has two decades of industry experience. She is in that mid-50 age range, allowing her to reconsider what she perceives to be necessary and relevant, as well as a genuine acceptance of self. She now has a salary with benefits that permit things impossible in earlier years. This is the time to appreciate that she knows how to manage, compete with men in knowledge and technical abilities, contribute in meaningful ways, and strategically lead. She can now think about transformation and explore vertical development and broader ways of viewing her world. Imagine all this is true, but you discover after several coaching sessions she also feels silenced…
Carrie Arnold, PhD, MCC, BCC
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