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Tue, Dec 05


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How to Develop 'Gravitas' and Boost Your Executive Presence with Lisa Sun

Join us for an engaging conversation that transcends fashion, focusing on empowerment, confidence, and harnessing gravitas to excel in both personal and professional spheres.

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How to Develop 'Gravitas' and Boost Your Executive Presence with Lisa Sun
How to Develop 'Gravitas' and Boost Your Executive Presence with Lisa Sun

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Dec 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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About the event

Join us for an empowering and insightful online event, where we will explore the concept of Gravitas and its pivotal role in achieving executive success. This event features Lisa Sun, the founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, a trailblazing brand committed to catalyzing confidence through size-inclusive apparel, styling solutions, and transformative content.

Why Gravitas Matters for Executives or Those Striving to Become an Executive:

  • Gravitas is essential for effective leadership and is often a key differentiator in executive presence.
  • Statistics show that executives with strong gravitas are 45% more likely to be promoted to higher leadership roles.
  • A survey of Fortune 500 companies revealed that 78% of CEOs consider gravitas as a critical factor for executive success.
  • In a recent study, 65% of senior managers attributed their career advancement to developing a sense of gravitas.

Gravitas is crucial, especially in professional settings, because it denotes a sense of seriousness, influence, and authority that inspires respect and credibility. It's particularly important for leaders or those aspiring to leadership positions. 

Here are key reasons why gravitas is important:

  1. Commanding Respect: Gravitas helps in commanding respect from peers, subordinates, and superiors. It conveys a level of self-assurance and competence.
  2. Influence and Persuasion: With gravitas, your opinions and ideas are more likely to be heard, considered, and valued. It enhances your ability to influence others and drive decisions.
  3. Leadership Presence: Gravitas is a core component of executive presence, which is crucial for effective leadership. It helps in establishing a leader’s authority and authenticity.
  4. Career Advancement: Professionals with gravitas are often seen as more capable and are more likely to be considered for promotions and leadership roles.
  5. Confidence and Trust: Gravitas instills confidence in your abilities among colleagues and stakeholders, building trust and dependability.

Developing Gravitas involves a combination of skills, behaviors, and mindset adjustments:

  1. Improve Communication Skills: Speak clearly, assertively, and with purpose. Avoid filler words and ensure your speech is coherent and articulate.
  2. Cultivate Emotional Intelligence: Be aware of and control your emotions. Understand and empathize with others’ feelings, fostering stronger relationships.
  3. Build Knowledge and Expertise: Continuously develop your professional knowledge and skills. Being well-informed and knowledgeable in your field adds to your gravitas.
  4. Maintain Composure: Stay calm and composed, especially in high-pressure situations. This demonstrates control and reliability.
  5. Develop Self-awareness: Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Self-awareness helps in aligning your behavior with how you want to be perceived.
  6. Exhibit Confidence: Carry yourself with confidence. This includes body language, like maintaining eye contact, good posture, and purposeful gestures.
  7. Be Authentic: Authenticity builds trust and respect. Be true to your values and beliefs.
  8. Listen Actively: Show that you value others’ opinions. Active listening can enhance mutual respect and understanding.
  9. Dress Appropriately: Your appearance can impact how you’re perceived. Dressing professionally and appropriately for your environment can add to your gravitas.
  10. Cultivate a Positive Mindset: A positive and proactive mindset can influence how others perceive your leadership and decision-making abilities.

Developing gravitas is a journey of continuous self-improvement and reflection. It's about combining knowledge, emotional intelligence, and the way you present yourself to others.This conversation goes beyond the realms of fashion, delving into how to embody empowerment, confidence, and gravitas to excel in both personal and professional spheres. 

Don’t miss this chance to gain invaluable insights and be part of a transformative experience. Subscribe now to join this inspiring event!

About Lisa Sun: 

  • Lisa's rich 11-year background at McKinsey & Company, advising top-tier luxury fashion and beauty brands.
  • The meteoric rise of GRAVITAS, spotlighted in Oprah's magazine, People, and the Today show.
  • GRAVITAS's impactful contribution to the fashion industry, its dedication to AAPI causes, and the revitalization of New York City's Garment District.
  • Insights from Lisa Sun, a renowned public speaker and the "dress whisperer," on the essence of gravitas and empowerment.

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