Storytelling: A Critical Brand-building Skill for Leaders
Telling your leadership story, building your personal brand, and inspiring and leading others
Stories shape how others see you and reinforce your brand. They embody what you have learned about yourself as a leader and help you to claim your value. As a leader, stories become a powerful tool for you to help others navigate transition and change, and unite ideas with emotion to mobilize action. Stories demonstrate your communication skills. In this session, learn why storytelling is so important in the context of building your personal brand, work on techniques to create the framework for your leadership story, explore the notion of leaders as teachers and work on identifying your own teachable point of view (another personal brand differentiator), and understand how to tell a good story and retain authenticity.
Daniella Levitt - Executive Director of Leading Women Executives and President of Ovation Global Strategies
Members - FREE
Student Member - FREE
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Refreshments & light snacks
CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1.5 credit hours
4:00 - 4:30 pm - Registration and Networking
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Program
Hosted by: Professional Development Advisory Group
Daniella Levitt is executive director of Leading Women Executives and president of Ovation Global Strategies. Levitt, who grew up in South Africa, moved to the United States at age 26 and spent 11 years with Deloitte Consulting before joining Aon Consulting as a senior vice president. After Aon, Levitt founded Ovation Global Strategies.
Her initial focus for the business was assisting corporations with project management for complex regulatory, technology and operational transformational change initiatives. She then turned her eye to three subjects she was extremely passionate about – advancement of women in the workplace; inter-generational leadership; and risk taking. She challenged herself to apply her transformational change experience, thought leadership, creativity, and ideation, to bring unique and innovative frameworks, tools, content and programs to the marketplace related to these subject areas. In rising to her own challenge, she successfully expanded the scope of services under the Ovation Global Strategies umbrella.
Levitt developed and launched the gen-xyb™ program, a corporate program focused on inter-generational professional development and collaboration for women. This highly successful program brought together women in cross-generational pairs from different companies, with each cohort participating in a year-long program cycle.
In 2017, Leading Women Executives approached Levitt about coming on board as their executive director, a position she accepted. She is also a board member of the Chicago Sinfonietta, and a member of the YWCA’s Impact Investing Advisory Council. She is also an author and published her first book, Ready, Set…RISK! – a book about positive strategies and tactics for women to turn career risk into opportunity.
Levitt is now focused on her role as executive director at Leading Women Executives; the continued growth of Ovation Global Strategies; her research for her second book, which will be tied into her inter-generational leadership work; and the launch of a new business enterprise - family centric advisory services focused on inter-generational legacy building, leadership, and philanthropic identity development that is achieved through an integrated approach of workshops, travel and events.
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CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.
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