Women in Communications Explore Differences in Gender Communications

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It’s clear that men and women communicate differently – but how do these differences affect us in the workplace?

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) - Detroit chapter presents a discussion on gender communications with Laurie Horvath at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (One Towne Square, suite 600, Southfield).

What can be learned from studying the way we communicate to better solve problems, react to stressful situations, score points towards promotion and minimize conflict? Discussing and learning from these differences make us better communicators.

Learn tips on how to communicate better with your coworkers, those who report to you, and your boss.  What are you saying non-verbally is as important as your words.  See how others can have an entirely different perspective of what was communicated. Learn how to interpret reactions different than yours and better understand a situation.

With more than 20 years of public accounting experience, Laurie Horvath leads the not-for-profit industry practice at Baker Tilly, one of the top 10 largest accounting and advisory firms in metro Detroit. She is a frequent speaker and presenter and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Walsh College for more than 10 years. She is committed to the advancement of women in the accounting profession, and currently serves on the boards of several local nonprofit organizations. Through her work with both the Women’s Initiative at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and as vice-chair of the Women’s Initiative Task Force at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, she has participated in a variety of settings on gender issues in the workplace.

Attendees are requested to bring peanut butter and jelly for the food pantry at Lighthouse of Oakland County. The nonprofit organization experiences high demand for these items over the holidays, when kids are out of school and not getting free or reduced-price lunches.

The evening will begin with networking and light refreshments, followed by the program. The cost is $25 for members and $25 for nonmembers.


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