Women Moving Forward®

About Women Moving Forward®

Background of Women Moving Forward®

  • "Women Moving Forward®" was first presented in June, 1979, as the first course developed by Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
  • The purpose of the course is to free women from their sense of powerlessness so they can get on with fully participating in their lives.
  • "Women Moving Forward®" is a three-day interactive workshop designed to allow each participant to:
    • articulate both a personal and professional goal
    • learn to support other women in reaching their goals.
    • Identify the formal and informal corporate structures in her company and where she fits within those structures,
    • Identify and remove the blockages to success
    • Identify her own conflict style and learn how to keep it from stopping her.
    • Improve communication skills.
  • The structure of the workshop allows for role playing, lectures, exercises and small group interaction.


Description of Women Moving Forward®

This workshop deals with the issues confronting women. It will give you the ability to create the personal and professional environment necessary to make your skills effective and to put you in control of your career and your life. It is the most confrontational & emotional workshop we do.

This program is geared to:

  1. Help you to move forward in your organization and in life.
  2. Help you to see how your personal and professional life interact with and affect each other.
  3. Assist you in being responsible for your own growth and development.
  4. See how your own attitudes about yourself as a woman may have gotten in your way.
  5. Enable you to use parts of this program in supporting other women and men.

This program has proven effective with every level of woman from vice president to technician. All women need to overcome pictures of “how it is” and “how it ought to be, so that they can have their lives the way they WANT them to be.

"The results of this course have been unbelievable to me! Your course provided me with the information to jump by leaps and bounds!"
Christal Fisher, Vice-President Product Integrity, Mary Kay Inc.

The four major subject areas are:

  1. How to deal with the issues of organizational structure and power.
  2. Identifying your goals and objectives and those your company has for you.
  3. How to enhance your strategies and positions for the attainment of personal and professional goals.
  4. Sharpening your communications skills to enhance your management style.

Each subject area will be covered through lecture, group exercises, individual exercises and people in the workshop sharing experiences.

The following is a partial list of agencies and organizations whose staffs have participated in this workshop.

  • Hewlett Packard
  • GAF Corp.
  • Wichita Public Schools
  • State of Colorado
  • Sun Oil
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Rutgers University
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Stearns-Roger
  • McDonald's Corp
  • Tradin' Times Newspapers, Inc.
  • Steelcase, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • State of New Jersey
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Scottsdale Insurance
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics

"I want to express my appreciation for what the course (Women Moving Forward) has provided me by way of support, counsel, and a solid framework for creating goals and actions plans in my work
and personal life."
Andrea C. Zintz, Ph.D., Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson Corp.


"I just never figured anything short of an earthquake could direct my life as much"
A Blue Cross, Blue Shield Sales Representative

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