DeGroote Women’s Spotlight Series

Executive Education is very excited to present the DeGroote Women’s Spotlight Series.

Woman in a Meeting

These half day leadership development programs are designed to support women’s professional growth, and will give participants the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the most popular topics covered by the DeGroote Women’s Professional Network.

These practical sessions will not only provide you with applicable tools and skills, but also provide an opportunity to participate in discussions around topics that are critical to women in leadership roles.

By supporting women in leadership, we believe that we are helping to create a brighter business world.

Take control of your career and leverage untapped leadership potential!

October 9, 2019

“Supporting Women – Building corporate cultures for women to thrive”

Presented By: Rumeet Billan

What prevents us from creating workplaces for women to thrive?

We’ve all seen it happen – a woman achieves something and others around her attack, ostracize, resent or cut down her success.  This is referred to as the Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS).  A shocking 87.3% of Canadian women have experienced TPS.

Join Dr. Rumeet Billan as she explains the Tall Poppy Syndrome and the impact it has on women in the work force.

In this workshop, you will:

• Learn to identify and recognize TPS
Learn to recognize the harmful actions and words that fuel TPS
Learn how to create and shape professional interactions, cultures and communities that embrace successful and high-achieving women
• Identify and prepare actionable steps and strategies that target TPS


  • Upcoming Sessions

    Interested in bringing this course to your organization? Contact Steve Walker, our Manager of Business Development.

    Dates and Fees

    $250.00 + HST


    • All course materials, tools and personal assessments
    • Parking
    • Light refreshments

    Cancellation Policy

  • Who Should Attend?

    This program is designed for women who:

    • want to leverage their leadership capabilities to take the next step in their career
    • are interested in developing their network
    • have limited time and resources for leadership development
    • want quick and applicable tools to make the greatest impact
  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at

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