On March 8, 2019 people all around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day and its 2019 theme: #BalanceforBetter. At it’s core, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a celebration of women– where we have been and what we have achieved socially, economically, politically, and culturally. However, in addition to celebrating how far we have come, IWD also calls us to look at how far we have yet to go on the path to gender parity, and what actions must we all take as individuals to increase the pace of progress?
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Although I will no longer be working for Gild, as a female entering the workforce, I promise to take their ideals and mission with me and do my part to press for progress.
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.
We focused on the “why” behind the day: applauding all that we have accomplished as we move toward gender parity, and challenging our societies to do more and #PressforProgress.
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.
Crafting creates bonds and breaks down walls. It also reminds workshop participants of the lessons they learned throughout their experience.