Learn how to "Elevate Your Influence" from Women of Influence

Women of Influence partners with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, to offer unique professional development program.

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Women of Influence is joining forces with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions to launch a unique new professional development program specifically designed to help professional women elevate their influence in their workplace.

A recent Economist article stated, "...women's rising aspirations have not been fulfilled. They have been encouraged to climb onto the occupational ladder only to discover that the middle rungs are dominated by men and the upper rungs are out of reach."

"We know that women are well on their way to closing the gap in terms of their contribution to the economy. And through our events and programs we see common themes for success among those women who have obtained the top job. One of the most consistently asked questions is: how do I advance? To fully answer that question we joined forces with Knightsbridge to develop a program to help more women get the necessary skills they need to better advance their careers," says Carolyn Lawrence, President, Women of Influence.

Knightsbridge and Women of Influence have designed a program of particular interest to three specific audiences: trailblazers approaching the summit of their career; entrepreneurs and high potential emerging business leaders.

"We hope to provide participants with a pragmatic program that focuses on introducing important influencing strategies, combined with practical skills to help participants make a stronger positive impact in increasingly complex business environments. The end goal is to increase confidence through applied learning and through connecting and networking with peers through shared learning experiences," says Liane Davey, Principal at Knightsbridge.

The "Elevate Your Influence" program begins January 25, 2010 and includes 2 inclass sessions, 10 months of professional coaching and concludes in November. You can register online before Friday January 22 at www.womenofinfluenceinc.ca/elevate.html

About Women of Influence Inc.

Women of Influence Inc. is an event and marketing firm that has been specializing in speaking to professional women since 1994. Created to fulfill the needs of the Canadian women in business, Women of Influence Inc. produces events focused on creating opportunities for women to get inspired and collaborate on their professional advancement. Such events include the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, Young Women of Influence Evening Series, Women of Influence Senior Executive Dinners, and the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. www.womenofinfluenceinc.ca

About Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

Knightsbridge helps organizations strengthen the capability of their people to deliver results. Our seamlessly integrated teams of experienced specialists in Organizational Capability, Executive Search, Organizational Productivity and Career Transition provide customized solutions to deliver on your human capital needs. Knightsbridge has the people and services you need when you need stronger people.

Knightsbridge is Canada's fastest growing human capital company, with 26 offices and 350 employees across Canada the U.S and the U.K. including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax. We serve our clients globally through strategic alliances with Lee Hecht Harrison for career transition services and Amrop for global executive search.

SOURCE Women of Influence Inc.

For further information: For further information: or interview requests contact: Carolyn Lawrence, President, Women of Influence Inc., E: clawrence@womenofinfluenceinc.ca, P: (416) 923-1688, C: (416) 567-1201; Leslie Carter, Vice President of Marketing, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, E: lcarter@knightsbridge.ca, P: (416) 928-4648, C: (416) 543-8251

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