Businesswomen today deserve access to leadership development support designed speciﬁcally to meet their needs. Women in the workplace have big dreams. Imagine a gender-balanced workplace, where women are properly supported and given opportunities to lead. Where organizations thrive and beneﬁt from increased proﬁtability, enhanced creativity & innovations, and collaborative corporate cultures; where they create an environment where everyone can thrive. Creating such Uniﬁed Workplaces that would attract, develop, engage, and retain, is a women leader –Jennifer Ladouceur, President & Co-Founder at Women Leadership Nation™ Inc.
“For WLN to become North America’s “go-to training and development ﬁrm” for those companies serious about gaining momentum in closing the Gender Gap and creating a Uniﬁed Workplace™; while helping women leaders create the career of their dreams”
Specially for Professional Women
In the beginning of WLN’s journey, it had initially launched a company that was designed to oﬀer retreats speciﬁcally for professional women, with a focus on helping them to escape the daily grind and take the necessary time to do some self-reﬂection on where they are today, where they want to be tomorrow and how to get there. It quickly realized that in many cases women working full time and also balancing a household along with other demands simply ﬁnds it too hard to make the much-needed time for them.
Jennifer was faced with having to iterate her business model “pivot” and bring the solution to the women, directly to the workplace itself. Success derives from solving a realworld problem and when creating a new approach, a new solution engaging the community you will be working with from the early stages, which helps you to ensure you are creating a service or developing a program that will eventually generate measurable results. After signiﬁcant consultation, WLN was reborn with a new focus on helping the companies to create an environment (a corporate culture) that allows for everyone to thrive; while also helping the women in workplace to succeed and grow personally and professionally.
Personalized Training Programs
WLN oﬀers personalized authentic leadership training, development, assessments and certiﬁcation solutions designed to leverage diversity & create an environment where everyone can thrive. Most companies simply oﬀer Band-Aid solutions; whereas, at WLN, the company focuses on providing a more holistic solution. All personalized training programs are designed to be highly experiential, and the company helps clients create a Uniﬁed Workplace™ Strategy that touches on all 12 Unity Building Blocks, components that are necessary to make measurable progress in closing the gap & better-supporting women leaders.
Support Women Leaders
Jennifer’s goal is to help companies, particularly those operating in male-dominated industries such as technology, science, ﬁlm & television, among many others disrupt the status quo and ﬁnd ways to better support women leaders at all levels throughout the organization. She will catalyze this change by continuing to develop holistic solutions that target the 12 Building Blocks to Unity™, a proprietary framework created by WLN.
Close the Gender-gap
What makes WLN diﬀerent from other training companies is the approach it takes to solve the gender gap. A trailblazing thought leader, Jennifer thrives at developing and launching new solutions, new business models, and innovative approaches to solve complex problems & create new market opportunities. Uniquely positioned, Jennifer’s career spans a diverse range of high-proﬁle leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, which has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and insight that makes it possible for her to think diﬀerently and create new ideas. She regularly delivers keynote speeches on women’s leadership and the need to take a diﬀerent approach to close the gender gap; she has also spoken at TEDx, where she shared a very personal story on the topic of Finding Your Authentic Self.
Jennifer is the recipient of 11 marketing awards, received the Women of Distinction Award in the Business, and was identiﬁed in 2019 as a Women of Inﬂuence. She holds a Master Business Administration (MBA), Masters Certiﬁcate in Municipal Leadership, Economic Development Certiﬁcate, professional Canadian Economic Development Ec.D. designation, Certiﬁcation from the Schulich Business Incubator & Entrepreneurship Development Program, Graduate Diploma in Management, Marketing Management Certiﬁcate, Harvard Higher Educating Teaching Certiﬁcate, is a Reiki Master, and a Certiﬁed TotalSDI™ Facilitator. Jennifer’s education is diverse having studied business, marketing, economic development, public relations, journalism, and graphic design, which is another contributor to her ability to innovate and see problems/opportunities diﬀerently.
In her current role, Jennifer is the President and Co-Founder of Women Leadership Nation™ Inc. (WLN), a boutique leadership advisory and training & development company specializing in helping organizations to close the gender gap, increase resiliency and create a Uniﬁed Workplace™; while also helping women leaders successfully navigate the workplace and create the career of their dreams. Having experienced being the only woman at the table in many organizations, Jennifer has spent the past four years conducting research, interviewing leaders, and creating a new approach to helping organizations close the gender gap and help women leaders thrive.
Jennifer is a mom of seven, successful businesswomen and a cancer survivor.
Ability to Collaborate
Collaboration over competition. We live in a world of abundance, and yet most people choose to focus their thoughts around a scarcity mindset, which severely limits the ability to collaborate, innovate, and ﬂourish. A vital attribute businesswoman should possess is the ability to see new opportunities that can arise by being radically generous and collaborative, leading with a mindset of abundance. At WLN-have formed strong partnerships with many women leadership organizations that provide win-win opportunities for everyone.
Building a Community
“Surround yourself with people smarter than you & soak in as much new knowledge, insights, and diﬀerent perspectives as you can. Diversity of thought will help you to hone your own skills and provide you with an ability to think diﬀerently from your competitors, hence providing you with a competitive advantage. As well as, remember starting a new business is a long road with many roadblocks & delays that can at times make you feel isolated and discouraged, but you can’t lose faith, and you need to remember that resiliency and remaining driven and passionate about your vision is the key to staying the path and succeeding in the long term. Don’t forget to build a community of support around you”, says Jennifer