We celebrated International Women’s Day with Xavier University’s Alumni Office for their Women’s Leadership Series. Together with this dynamic group of Xavier alumnae we took time to celebrate the progress that has been made for gender equity worldwide, while also recognizing the remaining work to be done from the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report.
This year we continued our partnership with the Xavier University Office of Alumni Engagement to kick off International Women’s Day’s 2019 Theme, #BalanceForBetter. This workshop focused on creating a gender-balanced world by examining the progress that has been made and recognizing all that is yet to be done to reach parity.
Our January workshop with Kao NOW, the women’s initiative at Kao, was a long-time coming as we had been planning with the initiative’s leaders for over a year to make the event a success. The topic selected by the group was Communicating Confidence for Achievement, which was paired with the creation of vision boards to kick off the new year.
We came together at the end of the session to share goals and the steps we hope to take to achieve them, and it was abundantly clear that these women have every intention to reach their fullest potentials.
We’ve all heard the saying, “in this world, you’re either growing or you’re dying,” and while personal development comes naturally to some, for others it’s uncomfortable. Or, maybe we just struggle to make time for ourselves. Whatever the reason, here at Gild, we want to empower women to lead life with greater confidence and passion. Here are 10 ways you can stimulate personal growth.
Successful female business leaders understand how you spend the first hour of your work day can dictate the productivity level for the the rest of the day. Before chaos ensues and your brain is here, there and everywhere in between, use that crucial bucket of time to shift your focus and prepare yourself to crush your to-do list and end your day feeling like the strong woman you are.
On Thursday, the group created a collaborative vision board, outlining the vision and goals for the WEN chapter in the new year. On Friday, each board member had the opportunity to focus on their own personal vision and goals for 2018, with the creation of a personalized strategy map and a morse code necklace.
Over the course of the day, 100 participants came together to recognize their strengths, build each other up, and create their 2018 vision boards.
In our Developing Female Leaders workshop, we set specific intentions for personal and professional aspirations, which each participant infused into their personalized Vision Board.
During our workshop, we created Vision Boards and were incredibly moved by their stories!