It is rare to hear anyone dispute the benefits of having a mentor in the workplace. Mentors help guide you along the path of your career and advocate for you when you need them. Having a mentor can be the difference between getting ahead in your career and staying stagnant. However, of people being mentored, very few are being mentored by women. It’s important for women to act as mentors, not only to lift up future leaders but to also improve their own leadership skills.
In July we were invited back to facilitate another great creative session for Gamma Phi Beta Sorority’s REAL Leadership Experience.
Now is the time to acknowledge the power we possess within us, use it and most importantly, build upon it. The most important empowerment is the way we empower ourselves.
There are many qualities accomplished female bosses have in their success arsenal. With these in tow, they’re able to set out into the world and lead with confidence. Have a look at Gild Collective’s top four leadership skills outlined below: do you recognize these traits in yourself?
The women at this workshop came together from different industries to share stories, ideas, and data that will help their individual workplaces #PressForProgress when they returned.
Women are great leaders because they are great at building relationships, empowering others, tuning into people’s needs, and just being awesome. Once you have made it to the top, don’t forget those behind you, following the path you have blazed through. Be you, and lead courageously...like a girl.
Having women in leadership actually encourages other women to speak up and bring their ideas forward. So speak up and encourage your fellow female leaders to do so. Speak with passion and authority and please don’t apologize.
In our Developing Female Leaders workshop, we set specific intentions for personal and professional aspirations, which each participant infused into their personalized Vision Board.
This time around, we focused on developing a personal strategy map for each person to achieve their personal leadership goals for the year ahead.
Over the course of the retreat, our goals were to create opportunities for relationship-building and bonding for the new class, and providing thought-provoking prompts for each woman to reflect on her career path and goals for the coming year.