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Developing Leadership Presence – Confidence, Competence, & Composure With Gilda Bonanno -Hosted by WIB

February 16 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Great leaders are made, not born. In order to be successful as a leader, you have to know what you’re talking about and come across as credible, demonstrate confidence without being perceived as cocky, and maintain your self-control, especially under pressure. Whether you are working independently or formally leading a team, you will achieve your goals if you can calmly and confidently tap into your knowledge and communicate clearly. This session is applicable whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, and if you work in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid work environment.


  • Learn how to communicate like a leader, regardless of your title, and be authentic, engaging, and composed.
  • Prevent your non-verbal communication from undermining your message.
  • Demonstrate your expertise and establish credibility.

This event is co-hosted by WIB chapters in Connecticut, New York, Montreal, and Pittsburgh.


  • Welcome
  • WIB Overview
  • Introduction to Gilda Bonanno
  • Developing Leadership Presence talk
  • Q&A

Speaker Bio

Gilda Bonanno

Gilda Bonanno  is a professional speaker, consultant, and facilitator who serves as a trusted advisor to executives and entrepreneurs to transform their communication, presentation, and leadership skills. Since 2006, she has run her own business and worked with leading organizations on four continents, from Chicago to Shanghai and Rio to Rome, including Travelers, GE, Society for Marketing Professional Services, Wells Fargo, Assa Abloy, and Yale University.

Gilda is a Certified Virtual Presenter, her YouTube channel has received over 1.5 million views, and her digital newsletter has reached subscribers in over 45 countries since 2008. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and an Advanced Business Certificate in Management from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Gilda is committed to advancing economic equity for women. She is an adviser to the Women’s Business Development Council (based in Stamford and serving women entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut). She serves as Emcee for the Annual Women-Owned Business Day at the State Capitol in Hartford and the Annual Gala Luncheon. She is also Past President of the Connecticut chapter of the National Speakers Association and the Southern Connecticut chapter of the Association for Talent Development.

Website www.gildabonanno.com
Blog www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com
Videos www.youtube.com/user/GildaBonanno
Slide Presentations http://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno
Twitter @GildaBonanno
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gildabonanno


February 16
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm