One key component to strong leadership is self-awareness. To build effective women leaders, we must first start at the foundation: knowing ourselves. This workshop provides tools and exercises to help you identify your strengths and values, cultivate self-awareness, and make a plan to enhance your leadership "superpowers" to become the leader you are meant to be. This is an interactive, participatory and fun session that will focus on the importance of learning more about and embracing our authentic selves so that we can live and lead with confidence. Wine and appetizers will be served.
No prior attendance is necessary to participate - all are welcome! For those who have not attended previous sessions, below are resources that have shaped our conversations about women's leadership:
- George et al. “Discovering Your Authentic Leadership,” Harvard Business Review, February 2007. (pdf)
- Brown, Brene. “Vulnerability & Inspired Leadership,” Impatient Optimist Blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: November 19, 2012.
- Brene Brown "Listening to Shame" TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame
About WWF's 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. 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.