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.
This time around, we focused on developing a personal strategy map for each person to achieve their personal leadership goals for the year ahead.
You reserve the room. You order the catering. You bring in the perfect speaker. You send the invites and track the responses.
You plan an event. And people don't show up.
If you are painfully nodding along, you are not alone. So many of our clients struggle with the challenge of simply getting people to show up for the events that they have spent time, money, and effort to plan. Of course, most people are respectful—they let you know they can no longer make it, they lament that their travel schedule puts them out of the office the day of the event, they promise to attend the next one. The interest and intention are there, which you know because you have asked the attendees what they want. So how can you get past the last-minute fire drills and get people to show up for your events and programs?
During our workshop, we created Vision Boards and were incredibly moved by their stories!
United Way’s Women United gathered in Cincinnati for a conference filled with inspiring sessions and a continued push for impact.
Our workshop focused on one of the most critical steps toward parity in the workplace: understanding bias and its impact.
The pressures we feel in college and immediately after are exactly why we at Gild are so passionate about working with young women in college. Reaching these women before they enter the workplace and arming them with the tools needed to empower one another in and beyond school is essential to building the next generation of female leaders.
This past week we completed the second of three workshops with partner Xavier University for their Alumni Women's Emerging Leaders Series.
This month's topic was on Uncovering Unconscious Bias—setting the foundation for increasing our awareness of our own biases, and how they influence our interactions with the people around us.
We have never shown the real Gild Collective workshop experience here. Admittedly, Kelsey and I are often too busy preparing and facilitating the experiences to pause, reflect, and photograph our surroundings, but this week we tried to do just that.