In this second session of our Women’s Leadership series, we will explore authentic leadership and the issues of vulnerability and self-awareness. While there may be the assumption that strong leadership requires an image of perfection and invulnerability, what if, in fact, the opposite is true: that for a leader to be truly engaged, inspired and inspiring, she must be willing to risk vulnerability and failure? That courage is at the core of leadership, regardless of the ultimate outcome?
Together we will view a TED Talk by Brene Brown and, through discussion and conversation, consider how these concepts apply to us in both our professional and personal arenas.
It will be helpful, but not necessary, to do some pre-reading. Click on the titles below to read articles for discussion:
In case you missed the first Women's Leadership series event, here are some reviews from attendees:
- -"...the content was strong and the facilitation was excellent"
- -"I am so happy that I was able to hear insights and ideas from women with different views and experiences."
- -" Janet was so warm and engaging, and the table discussion was such a nice element. That was a smart way to get us out of our comfort zones and to encourage us to walk the talk of confidence."
About Women's Leadership Series: At the core of the Foundation’s mission, values and practice is a strong commitment to women’s leadership. New this fall, we designed a special 3-part workshop series to focus on women’s leadership. We hope you will join us to engage in hearty conversations, to feel inspired, to reflect deeper about women's leadership, and to gain motivation and encouragement to reach leadership goals with confidence and joy. Register for 1 session, or attend all 3, whatever fits your schedule!
This 3-part series will cover various topics that relate to developing ourselves as leaders, with specific articles and videos serving as launching pads for our conversations. Each gathering will include time to share and reflect on personal leadership; to go deeper on the 'topic of the day'; and to consider a commitment to a 'next step' for our own leadership development and growth. Although serious topics, the gatherings will be fun and build on the WWF commitment to inclusion of women of all ages and who are in different chapters of their lives.
Featuring WWF member Janet Boguch, the dynamic CEO of Non-Profit Works who has provided strategic planning, consulting and coaching to nonprofit organizations and individuals for more than 25 years.
A portion of the costs of this program have been underwritten, thanks to a generous contribution from the Lewis Greenwood Foundation, made possible by WWF member Toby Donner.
Cost for WWF Members is $15 per session, and cost for guests is $25 per session, to offset the cost of lunch and materials. WWF Members and guests welcome!