6C Competency Model
for Women Leaders

Our proprietary 6C Competency Model has been developed using insights from detailed conversations with over 70 companies and their leaders in addition to dialogs with over 2000 women leaders. These competencies are unique to women leaders and go beyond what is covered by generic leadership and management development programs and include overcoming limiting mindsets and navigating biases.

COMMUNICATING IMPACTFULLY

  • Communicate achievements & successes
  • Communicate to inspire internal &  external audiences
  • Determine & articulate value created through storytelling
  • Listen to Influence and build trust
  • Manage conflicts and internal politics

NETWORKING & NAVIGATING

  • Create operational & strategic networks
  • Leverage internal and external networks
  • Socialize ideas / initiatives / decisions to garner support
  • Effective collaboration – involve & influence stakeholders
  • Navigate past biases & stereotypes

PERSONAL BRANDING

  • Be known for and showcase unique skills, expertise, knowledge
  • Create and amplify credibility & visibility
  • Use social media to highlight brand reputation
  • Articulate career aspirations and align with personal brand
  • Build executive presence

RAISING A HAND & TAKING RISKS

  • Actively seek opportunities & experiences for career advancement
  • Take calculated risks & make bold decisions
  • Conceptualise & implement creative ideas, innovations and solutions
  • Question status quo to drive change
  • Volunteer to lead organization building and growth initiatives

STRATEGIC MINDSET

  • Showcase thought leadership
  • Set vision & strategic direction
  • Build a growth mindset
  • Demonstrate intellectual presence through strategic communication
  • Synthesise information to map trends and gain insights
  • Anticipate changes in industry, competition, environment and create differentiation

CREATING BALANCE

  • Overcoming mindsets and beliefs that limit career growth
  • Build career resilience and resilient teams
  • Integrate personal and professional lives successfully
  • Manage and negotiate expectations
  • Seek & leverage the support of critical stakeholders
  • Recognise and manage stress & guilt