The Art of Assertive Communication for Women


The Art of Assertive Communication for Women


Upcoming Dates

June 17th - Monday, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM EST

July 1st - Monday, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM EST

July 15th - Monday, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM EST

LOCATION: 50 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109

Cost: Free


Assertiveness for women can be a double-edged sword: Assertive women are often more likely to be promoted, but often considered less likeable. As women leaders are emerging in the workplace, it’s important we master our own art of female assertiveness.

Let’s be honest, we can’t play by the same rules as men – it’s time we write our own! During this session, you will discover your unique balance between confidence and expression of your needs to become more effective as a leader.

This training will help you learn about your communication style and struggles, fortify relationships in and out of the workplace, and help you grow into a respected and assertive leader.

What You'll Learn:

• How To Effectively Express Yourself Assertively to Become a Better Leader
• Identify Your Own Communication Strengths and Struggles
• How To Share your Goals and Needs to Others In a Direct and Respectful Way

Who Is This For?

  • Women leaders

  • Emerging leaders

  • Business Professionals

  • Entrepreneurs

Note - Space is limited and there might be a chance that it will be standing room only. Since this event is free to the public, some people might sign up and not be able to attend. Therefore we leave extra RSVPs during sign up time.

Your Instructor: Kristin Van Busum


Kristin is founder and CEO of Project Alianza, a woman-led social enterprise that provides education for children living in remote farming communities in Latin America. She is a TEDx and Keynote speaker, panelist, public speaking coach for women leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2018, she was selected as a winner in the MassChallenge Boston accelerator for high-impact startups where she currently serves as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence. She previously worked at RAND Corporation, a global policy think-tank where she coauthored over 20 policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles. She has traveled to 40+ countries and lived in Mexico (to assist families at the border), Spain (as an English teacher), and Nicaragua (as Fulbright Scholar). In her sessions, you will learn to meaningfully and authentically share your story and your organization’s mission.

Location: BostonSpeaks 50 Milk Street Boston, MA 02109