“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. -Anais Nin
“Just be what it is that you are, and that is just fine. You don’t have to be what you’re not in any way. Live that and live that fully, and that is where you discover ecstasy. You can’t really have ecstasy as something other than yourself.” –Alice Walker
In my opinion, the most important thing as a woman leader–and I learned this early through a whole bunch of great women who were in my life (and men, I have to say)–is that if you have a position of leadership and power and you don’t use it in a different way, then you’re wasting it. So when people used to say to me when I was the first woman president of PBS, “Well, you know, does that mean that as a woman you’re going to be a different kind of president?” And I would say, “Well, I hope so!”
“Get over the feeling that the two words don’t go together–women and power. The fact is, if we don’t put the two together and don’t understand how power changes complexion in the hands of women, then we’re not going to make it. We have to own our personal power.”
“We’re changing ourselves to fit the world instead of changing the world to fit women.”
Millenial women are both the present and future of the workplace and yet more than half of them feel like they’re being held back by their current work situations. Can you relate? Check out what Accenture‘s latest study found:
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