Chapel Hill, NC (1/28/15) – Barbara Bowes, President of Legacy Bowes Group, the Winnipeg offices of leading global outplacement and executive coaching services firm, Career Partners International, served as a keynote speaker at the inaugural SHEday Conference held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre earlier this month.
Bowes presented to 600 attendees. The SHEday Conference was designed to give young women the opportunity to meet successful women leaders and learn how they can advance their careers.
“I was asked to tell my story of how I moved from being an unknown woman in a big city to where I am today,” commented Bowes. “I’ve become a high-profile figure locally with my own radio show and a weekly column in our newspaper, all by believing in my uniqueness and potential.”
Bowes shared how expressing and utilizing her individuality as a marketing opportunity built her professional brand and enabled her to grow as a professional to become the leader she is today.
In an interview with CBC News, Bowes explained that women struggle when first entering leadership or management roles, and that once they understand the need to have confidence and market themselves, they are able to overcome the struggle.
“We’re incredibly proud of Barbara’s accomplishments and appreciate the invitation for her to speak at the first SHEday conference in Winnipeg,” commented David P. Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International. “She’s a wonderful educator and role model for young professional women.”
Other keynote speakers included executives at IBM, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, as well as consulting firms and local advertising agencies. The event was created by local female leaders who believed Winnipeg needed a successful networking and leadership development event for women in the area. Originally slated to host only 100 attendees, the event expanded rapidly to host 600 ticket holders.
For more information on SHEday 2015, visit the SHEday 2015 Facebook page.
About Career Partners International
Career Partners International enhances organizational performance and people’s lives every day! As a global leader in talent management consulting since 1987, organizations of all sizes and industries trust Career Partners International for the very best outcomes to their most challenging and important talent strategies and initiatives. With the most experienced and respected consultants in more than 45 countries, Career Partners International provides clients with one-on-one access to local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent to drive organizational performance. For more information, reach out to your local office, or contact us today!
About Legacy Bowes Group/Career Partners International – Winnipeg
Based in Manitoba, Legacy Bowes Group is a locally owned and operated firm with extensive knowledge and experience working in Winnipeg, Manitoba and surrounding jurisdictions. Defining a world-class standard for outplacement and talent management, our consultants smooth the way for business and career transitions from formulating better recruitment and performance planning strategies to new leader leadership develop, executive coaching and outplacement services. Our e-learning services cost effectively support your employees in learning core skills, in expanding professional skill sets, or as outplacement candidates in the event of downsizing. More information may be found at www.cpiworld.com/winnipeg.