Stephen Shortt is the Managing Director of ETC Consult and is involved in different industries including leadership development, psychometric selection, entrepreneurship, and education both nationally and internationally. He is the former Global Chair of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, which supports student entrepreneurs around the world. He’s also served on the global committee for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Accelerator Program.
Stephen spent many years fine-tuning his “why” to help him get more clarity about what he wanted to do with his life. And it all boils down to two words: aspire and empower. He wants to help individuals and teams aspire to a better future and empower them to get there. Stephen has delivered seminars and workshops, moderated panel discussions, and acted as the emcee for a range of international events on the topics like entrepreneurship, international communication, leadership, social media marketing, audiovisual marketing, and more.
When it comes to leadership, women are often judged not based on their skills, value, or the results they can bring — they’re often judged based on gender stereotypes. So what can we do to address these issues and reach a more equitable world?
Oftentimes, our unconscious bias leads us to make generalized assumptions. But it’s our job to challenge those assumptions in order to create a better, more equitable future. We have to move past the labels and understand that each individual has a unique skill set, no matter their gender.
In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston sits down with Stephen Shortt, Managing Director of ETC Consult. Stephen shares how he became a feminist father for his daughters’ future, how one seemingly ordinary conversation with his sister changed his whole perspective on men’s roles in supporting women leaders, how to challenge unconscious bias and limiting beliefs on gender, and so much more!
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