Leadership Foundations for Women in Construction

May 30 - June 24, 2022


A 4-week introduction to transformational leadership. 

This interactive online course is an introduction to transformational leadership specifically for women construction professionals. It focuses on the behavioural side of leadership, social and emotional intelligence, influence, and relationship building. Live zoom workshops occur June 3, 10, & 17 and recorded if you can't attend live.


The Curriculum Includes:


Understanding the difference between transactional and transformational leadership models and when to lean into each style.


Understand your internal motivations and how to inspire other people.


How to create opportunities for yourself and others.


How to manage self-doubt, imposter syndrome and how to think strategically.


Who should attend

Professional women in construction and related industries at any level who are interested in progressing their careers. This includes project managers, project coordinators, estimators, superintendents, accounting professionals, HR professionals, etc.


Learning Outcomes

  • Have an understanding of your leadership strengths and how to apply them in your current role.
  • Have a vision for your career and how it fits in with your company’s goals.
  • Understand why the gender gap exists in the construction industry and why women cannot solve this issue alone.
  • Understand the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and how to find a sponsor for yourself.
  • Develop an action plan to build relationships inside and outside of your organization.
  • Be equipped with strategic thinking tools that can be applied at any level of your organization.
  • Have a strategy to increase your confidence and influence within your organization.


Gold Seal Credits: 2



This course follows a blended learning model and is a combination of self-guided online learning, live workshops, and Q&A sessions with women leaders from the construction industry.

This course consists of:

  • Four weeks of on-demand curriculum (taken on your schedule – through a combination of video, audio, articles, and worksheets)
  • The course consists of 9-hours of online curriculum that you do at your own pace, and 3 x one-hour live sessions over Zoom. The Zoom sessions are recorded if you can’t attend live.
  • Two x 1 hour live workshops via Zoom (these will be recorded in case you can't attend live)
  • One x 1 hour Q&A session with women in senior leadership positions from the industry
  • Live Zoom workshops and Q&A sessions happen at NOON Eastern Time (10am Sask Time) on Friday, June 3, 10, and 17.
  • Action planning worksheets
  • Networking – build relationships with other women in the industry to share best practices
  • Evidence-based articles to deepen your learning
Why companies should invest in female talent:

Investing in your female construction professionals: 

  • Addresses the war for talent by focusing on employee retention and engagement. Instead of looking externally for talent, prepare your existing staff to step into leadership.
  • Build strong networks by providing your staff with the opportunity to make connections and represent your company.
  • Makes a statement that your organization is taking action to support female leadership in the construction industry.


About Ambition Theory

Ambition Theory is a professional coaching and leadership development company focused on accelerating women in the construction industry into leadership positions. We help companies to:

  • Fill leadership roles internally instead of having to search externally.
  • Increase retention of female employees. By selecting employees and investing in them, you’re demonstrating that you have a plan and a long-term vision for them in the company.
  • Reduce stress - Developing talent from within ensures that the leader is a cultural fit.
  • Better connect with clients - having diverse leaders allows you to better connect with client teams who consist of individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Win more jobs: Diversity and team makeup are becoming decision-making factors in many construction projects.


About Andrea Janzen

Andrea is a Certified Executive Coach with an MBA, the host of the Ambition Theory Podcast, a Forbes contributor and a top-rated speaker. She is passionate about coaching women in construction to develop themselves, set leadership goals and get results.  Since 2018, Andrea has coached and trained over 1,000 construction professionals.

Event Details

Event Starts May 30, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 24, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 27, 2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $500 Members: $550 Non-Members
Speaker Andrea Janzen - Ambition Theory
Number Hours 6
Location Online

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