In Her Own Voice - The Book Club! 📚 🤓

Book Club

Mar 5, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

The Culture First book club for In Her Own Voice: A women's rise to CEO, overcoming hurdles to change the face of leadership. Written by Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage. Come learn about how to chart a new path forward for women in the workplace.

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About this event

Join us in an interactive discussion on Linkage, a SHRM companies’ new book, In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership written by Jennifer McCollum. Jennifer is the former CEO of Linkage, a global leadership development firm.

In this book, it shares research into the specific hurdles facing women in business. It offers advice and empowerment for any woman striving to advance in her career and any organization ready to improve gender equity. 'Whether we’re contending with our own inner critic, being expected to prove our value time and again, or navigating the often-intimidating world of negotiating for ourselves, women today still have unique obstacles as we advance our careers—but they need not become roadblocks.' This book shows readers how they can overcome these obstacles with very specific and actionable steps such as quieting your inner critic, discarding biases, building confidence, gaining clarity about the future, and more.

This book club will be a 90-minute interactive zoom session which will include breakout room discussions. We'll cover the key themes of the book including the 7 hurdles to advancement and the competencies to scale them, with a focus on the uber hurdle, our Inner critic. During our time, we will create space for reflection and discussion around our own inner critic by learning how to identify our triggers and coach our inner critic to a compassionate center. This session will also be recorded and shared afterwards. 

For the first 25 people that RSVP, you will get an Amazon gift card to purchase the book. 


  • Describe why women are not advancing as expected
  • Identify Linkage’s Seven Hurdles to Advancement
  • Identify Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Competencies
  • Describe the Inner Critic
  • Identify One-Up
  • Identify One-Down
  • Describe Compassionate Center
  • Identify how to get to Compassionate Center

To purchase the book, here is the link to Amazon: [ ]

Praise for In Her Voice

“The beauty of this book is that it’s based on the experiences of tens of thousands of women, with guidance that is applicable to every one of us, no matter where we are on our own unique journey.” - Anne Chow, Former CEO of AT&T Business, Lead Director at FranklinCovey, Board Director at 3M

“A must-read for any woman who’s ready to rise […] and for any company ready to support her in that ascent.” - Sally Helgesen, bestselling author of How Women Rise, Rising Together, and The Female Advantage

“Insightful and backed by relevant research, In Her Own Voice provides the tools for everyone to become an advocate and champion for women in business today.” - Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


Welcome 👋
Connection 🤗
Overview of the 7 Hurdles & Competencies
Deep Dive into the Inner Critic
Four Practices for Coaching Your Inner Critic
Action 🎬 + Close


  • Melissa Turk


    Advancing Women Leaders Associate Product Manager


  • Jessie Jacob

    Culture Amp

    Community Manager


  • Theresa Fesinstine


  • Jessie Jacob

    Senior Community Manager, Culture Amp

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