Preparing women leaders
I’d like to share the thoughts behind my tagline, ‘Preparing Women Leaders’, so you can know me a little better. Let’s look at the first word, ‘Preparing’. This is a strong word. ‘Preparing’ says we’re moving ahead. We’re thinking. We’re planning. We’re wanting to learn so that the next phase of our lives, whatever it might be, is even better. Think about it: even Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is preparing right now for the next phase of her life and career! We never stop.
Second word: ‘women’. Is this blog just for women? No! But my passion is helping women advance both in their careers and their lives, and I wasn’t one of the lucky ones that had female mentors along the way. So I did my best to mentor women over the years, and this blog continues that. If guys want to join in the conversation, feel free!
Third word: ‘leaders.’ Having led companies, you might think I mean running a company or an organization. It certainly means this, but as importantly, I mean ‘leader’ in a singular, personal way. We lead by taking control or our lives, our careers, and our futures. We manage our choices and the changes in our lives by leading ourselves toward the best course. By taking self-initiative, and planning for our best outcomes, we are in charge. I’ve known many women who haven’t thought of themselves as leaders, and they often become victims. A leader must be accountable to one self before they can lead others. Leaders don’t set limits on what’s possible.
In my next blog I’ll talk about how these thoughts apply to an article I just read in Forbes. Can’t wait to hear your feedback and thoughts!