Women in Leadership — Interaction Associates Introduces Timely Program For Developing Global Leaders

Fortune 500 Global Technology Company Taps Interaction Associates to Develop Women Leaders

BOSTON, July 9, 2013 — Interaction Associates is the choice of a global high technology company to deliver a specialized executive education program designed to develop the company’s worldwide women leaders.

The leading innovator of workplace methods that develop leaders, build trust, and deepen collaboration to help drive business results, Interaction Associates has a unique and powerful perspective on developing women leaders. The firm’s Women in Leadership program (WIL) focuses on five key skill areas: self-awareness, negotiating skills, mentoring and networking, effective conversations, and gender dilemmas. The program pressure-tests and hones women leaders’ business skills -equipping women not only for career success, but for major contributions to the company, as well.

“Many companies know that developing all their people is a competitive advantage – and we see the Women in Leadership program as an important component in a strategy to attract, involve, and retain the best people in the industry,” said Linda Stewart, Interaction Associates President and CEO. “Research shows women leaders bring diverse points of view and insights into customer needs that are invaluable to an organizations’ success,” Stewart added.

The global technology solutions firm joins other companies that are also developing their women with this targeted program. It has retained Interaction Associates as part of its focus providing development opportunities for employees worldwide. The aim is to leverage gender diversity for strong business results, and attract and retain top talent, while assuring a strong, diverse leadership bench.

“The program is challenging, insightful, and practical,” said Stewart. “Women in Leadership achieves that balance to give women leaders grounded and actionable insights and skills. We are thrilled to collaborate with such an innovative global company to further innovate leadership solutions for strong business results,” added Stewart.

Interaction Associates (IA) is a 43-year innovator that equips people to work better together in order to realize superior business results. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA’s clients achieve a new measure of ROI – Return on Involvement – where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business success. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named was named one of Training Industry’s top 20 Training Companies in 2012 and 2013. For more info: