You are a great manager! Words that I never thought would fill me with horror. They did though because they were followed by...'but you are not strategic enough to handle big things'. It dawned to me that despite having been in charge of numerous projects with proven impact, I would never be regarded as a leader in some places. Unconscious bias? Deliberate bias? I may never know. What I know is: I am glad I joined @womened this year. An organisation full of women leaders who are friendly, supportive & who challenge me to be 10% braver! An organisation with 8Cs that resonate with me.
Even more glad that I was at the Unconference II last Saturday where I had the opportunity to network with like-minded people. Glass ceilings exist but they can be smashed. Thank you @rraimato for the "Your Way" session - I have been reflecting on the key question you asked, "how do I respond during pivotal moments?"
I am empowered knowing that I am a leader and will not lose that confidence because I have a network to lean on and grow in.
For me, 10% braver means:
-volunteering to present in meetings such as LeadMeets
-signing up as a coach
-blogging a lot more regularly here
Inspired. Encouraged. Can't wait to see what the braver future has in store