On leaning in…
Nothing is more important to me then working and developing as many women entrepreneurs by coaching and mentoring them. One of the greatest legacies you can leave behind is to know that you’ve made a meaningful impact on people’s lives.
I blog a lot about mentorship because I’ve been blessed to have so many incredibly giving and wonderful people in my life that have helped me throughout the years.
As far as working with women throughout my career I make it a point to help them rise out of their comfort zones by mentoring them to success. through the years, I have helped women learn how to successfully do corporate presentations, ask for raises and their next promotions to helping them start their own businesses.
The satisfaction of watching women who aren’t using to being coached or mentored rise through the ranks is a feeling and experience that words can’t explain. To see a shy woman without presentation skills speak in front of 300 people after a week of coaching or a woman who’s never owned a business, start one and be successful even if she barely spoke English, is worth more to me then you can ever imagine.
So even before Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, came out, I’ve been leaning from here to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Manila, Russia, Kazakhstan and the list goes on. I absolutely believe that women have the responsibility to help one another out in every way. And being someone who works and consults both on the corporate level and with deals with women entrepreneurs daily, there’s no time better then now to help one another succeed. So many opportunities are available to women now and we as women need to take advantage of them.
There is no better time to act then now.