AWS in the Community Initiative – Women’s Leadership Workshop

This is a joint event as part of Tech Week that AWS (Amazon Web Services) and ICS (Irish Computer Society) conducts to nourish tech talent in Ireland. Women’s Leadership Workshop is a two-day experiential workshop to develop and hone leadership skills & soft skills of the participants. This event is open to all women above the age of 18 and is especially useful for college students, recent graduates and early stage professionals in technology. It will be held in the Amazon Shannon office, Burlington Road, Dublin  4.

This initiative can accommodate up to 40 participants and requires a minimum of 25.

Here is the overall 2-day schedule:

Day 1:

Arrive at 8:30 am – Registration

9:00am - Light refreshments, meet & greet, casual networking and settle into the training room

9:15am to 12:45pm – Ice breaker, discussion on global research around women in workplace and engaging discussion/ group work around the research and how it applies in the work/social context. This is an engaging session and requires the participants to actively engage in the discussion and presentation. The participant will leave the session with heightened self- awareness and tips on being effective in interpersonal interactions.

12:45 – 1:30pm – Lunch and networking

1:30 – 3:00pm - Communication Styles Workshop. The session will enable participants explore different communication styles through a series of activities. The participants will learn how to give and receive feedback in a constructive manner.

3:15 – 4:15pm – Career Talk. A senior Amazon leader will share personal experience navigating one’s tech career, share interview tips and best practices

4:15 – 4:45pm – Debrief of Day 1 and Wrap Up

5:00pm – Depart from Amazon

Day 2

Arrive at 8:45am – Light refreshments, meet & greet, casual networking and settle into the training room

9:15 - 11:30am – Conflict Management Workshop. The workshop is based on Thomas Kilmann’s research on different conflict management styles. The participants will leave the session with awareness on their preferred style and how they can flex their style to be successful in interpersonal relationships.

11:45am – 1:00pm - Creating a Leadership Brand. This workshop allows the participants to realize the power of their individual brand and how they can be more intentional about creating their leadership brand.

1:00 – 2:00pm - Lunch and networking

2:00 – 3:00pm - Life of an employee! A practical shadowing opportunity for those who would like to see what it is like to be at work. The participants can ask questions and interact with their Amazon buddy. Each Amazon buddy will have 2-3 participants depending on the size of the group.

3:15 – 4:30pm – Debrief / Certificate Distribution

4:30pm – Depart from Amazon


Is the workshop only for women?

Although this course is aimed at women and content is tailored towards women in the workplace, we welcome attendees of all genders.

Can the participant attend any one day of the training program instead of both?

The 2 days of soft skill/ leadership skills workshop build on each other. The participants will benefit the most and will be eligible to receive an attendance certificate if they attend both the days.

Who is the program owner for this initiative?

Sagira J from AWS and Gillian Harty from ICS are the program owners.

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8th Jan (Wed) to 9th Jan (Thu)


Begins at 08:30 and ends at 16:30

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