What you will learn:

This program will provide women leaders with the tools to become better communicators. We will explore such key issues as the role of storytelling in leadership, the challenges that women in particular face in business communication, the gender issues—and gender politics—at play in business, and how an understanding of past women leaders can aid women leaders today in becoming more effective communicators. We will follow the models of Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, GM’s Marry Barra, Pepsi’s Indra Nyooi, and more. This is a specially designed seminar taught by Joseph Luzzi who has helped train leaders in Smith College’s Executive Education for Women program. Luzzi is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard, winner of a Yale Teaching Prize, and a New York Times “Editors’ Choice” author who has taught leaders in finance, business, the corporate world, and NYU Stern Business School’s Executive MBA program.

About the instructor:

Dr. Joseph Luzzi is an internationally renowned award-winning teacher, author, scholar, and speaker who has inspired audiences worldwide with his insights into the transformative power of literature, art, and the humanities. He is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College, and taught previously at the University of Pennsylvania. A frequent contributor to publications including the New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education among many others, Luzzi is the author of five books including My Two Italies, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, a Vanity Fair “Must-Read” selection that has been translated into multiple languages.

His most recent book is Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance, which was selected for the New Yorker's Best Books of 2022.

Dr. Luzzi is the founder of DeepRead, which offers a unique original approach to leadership and business education by basing its teaching and “test cases” on the great ideas of literature, history, and philosophy. He has taught in New York University’s Stern Business School Executive MBA and Smith College's Executive Education programs, and has presented his programs at many different businesses and organizations.

His many awards include a Yale Teaching Prize, National Humanities Center Fellowship, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

Dr. Luzzi recently created a The Virtual Book Club, an international online community of passionate readers devoted to exploring some of the best books ever written.
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Suggested Length:60 min
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A

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