The Academy of Women’s Leadership fills that space, the workshops, the reading, the coaching are all tools and resources to empower everyone to be, to become, to own the leader inside of them in an authentic and courageous way.
So when we are thinking about influence we also need to think about power and privilege.
The crisis, the chaos, the uncertainty shook the meaning of who we are, what we do and why we do it.
Our reputation is formed by what we say about ourselves and by what others say about us. It is the messaging around who we are.
Life is all about balance. Balancing your work-life balance, eating a balanced diet, being balanced in your views and as a leader for me, weighing things up to make a balanced decision is part of everyday life.
As I reflect, I have realised that I thrive in environmental order, and I suffocate in ideological order.
Having a whistleblowing policy is part of the same armoury (and I choose that word carefully) that contains the complaints policy that says “we value complaints as it helps us to improve our practice.”
It gives me superpowers to show up and overcome the challenges I face because there is no greater fuel and purpose than empowering a young person and giving them the permission to be themselves.
Self-empowerment becomes intuitive and instinctive when we listen to our gut.
Greta Thunberg is a brilliant role model for everyone, but especially young people, about how to be an activist and how to campaign for social equity and social justice. She embodies the way we can all make a difference about something we care deeply for.