How do women rise within a power system created by men? How do we reclaim and express our authentic power within that system and what would it look like?
This is the focus of my third podcast on What is it to be a Powerful Woman today? And it will likely not go as you think. While many women’s leadership programs teach us to think and act like men in order to succeed, I propose something quite different.
In this episode, You’ve Had the Power All Along, My Dear, we will look at how women in the workplace have learned to armor up and why that isn’t a long-term success strategy. We will see how our vulnerability is key to becoming authentic leaders. And we will learn ways to build our resilience and confidence while confronting what my clients call the “1,000 paper cuts a day” that erode our sense of professional self-worth.
The truth is power is not reactive, not acquired, not something you earn or accumulate, and it doesn’t look like anyone else’s. That means you are going to have to define it and claim it for yourself. Click To Tweet
The inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant reminds us: Power is your birthright…and the only thing that can diminish your power is the belief that you do not have it.
Statistics show that while women have made headway, we still have a long way to go. A staggering 41% of women in tech drop out because the system as it is structured doesn’t reward them, recognize them, or make the space for a more feminine, relational style of leadership.
It’s clearly time for a change.
Please join me as the conversation about women and power continues with my friend and interviewer, Mary Reynolds Thompson.
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Together, we are forging a new definition of power.