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What a Time to Be a Woman

Posted by Ashley Roy on Mar 28, 2018 3:10:00 PM

What a time to be a woman! In the past year we have seen growing movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up bring to light social issues that impact women across industries, economic situations, geographic locations and more.

According the White House Project: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership report, 73 percent of nonprofit employees are women, meaning we make up the majority of workers in the industry and yet, are often overlooked for leadership roles and paid less than male counterparts in comparative roles.

Earlier this month around 40 ISAE women came together for the first Women in Associations Forum to discuss issues like these and how we can prepare ourselves to lead in a changing world. The program consisted of many empowering female leaders and topics ranging from confidence in the workplace, to personal branding and emotional intelligence.

The takeaways were great, and here are some of the more memorable one liners of the forum:

  1. Limit your limiting beliefs
  2. You haven’t learned if you haven’t changed
  3. Authenticity is key – own what you are
  4. You can choose emotional agility versus emotional rigidity
  5. Build a reserve of resiliency

For information on more ISAE events like this, visit https://www.isae.org/2018-events

Topics: Associations, Women in Leadership

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