We have just celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March. We celebrated women’s achievements. My examples include Emmeline Pankhurst and Malali Joya, also Rosa Parks and Oprah Winfrey.
What do these women have in common? They are leaders. They are women who, in spite of adversity and their situation, were courageous. Emmeline Pankurst was a suffragette who campaigned for the rights of women to have the vote in England. Rosa Parks was a Black woman, who refused to sit at the back of the bus in segregated America. Malali Joya stood up to the Taliban, so girls could receive an education and almost lost her life as a result. Oprah Winfrey was a poor little Black girl, who was also sexually abused, and is now the only African American billionaire on the Forbes list. Her background and upbringing did not dictate her future.
What about you? Are you a woman CEO or senior manager? What do you need to do, to go from a good to a great leader of your organisation or department?
You need to be clear about your ‘why’ and your purpose, and if you have lost sight of those, then you need to reconnect to them.
I can help you. Contact me to arrange a complimentary leadership discovery call. This call is for you if you know you want support in achieving your success at work.