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Pacifics Gender Equity center co-sponsors Sassy Saboteurs Feb. 5

Words and body language are tools women can use to project self assurance, according to Lea McLeod, founder and CEO of LeaMcLeod.com and author of “The Resume Coloring Book.”

Find out what McLeod means at “Sassy Saboteurs: How Women Lose Confidence, Power and Profit by Five Communication Missteps,” a program at the Hillsboro Main Library on Feb. 5.

During the event, which is free and open to the public, McLeod will discuss how women can project confidence and competence with adjustments to verbal communication and body language. Her talk is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway.

Sponsors of the event are the American Association of University Women-Hillsboro/Forest Grove Branch and Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity. Refreshments will follow McLeod’s presentation, which will cover her perception of the five major mistakes women make: dialogue dysentery; the “sorry” syndrome; conversation spanks; impact laxatives and noodly non-verbals.

McLeod is a former Fortune 15 executive and founder of The Job Success Lab (Leamcleod.com/job-success-lab), a 12-month live and online career coaching program to help employees discover their power at work. She writes the Employee Advocate Column for The Daily Muse online.