Women in Leadership Learnings

As look both back on my journey and forward to where I want to go, here is a snapshot of what a group of us came up with at the end of a recent leadership program.

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I just completed my fourth year co-leading an 8-month Women in Leadership program. This cohort had twenty-four emerging and new leaders who completed the program. We cover self-awareness in the context of the doing and the being of leadership. Much is revealed over this program that changes the definition of what leaders are for these women.

The closing exercise in individual groups of 8 is to look back on their journey and look forward to their new journey being future leaders. We ask them to present their journeys to the entire group in a closing celebration where they share where they were at the beginning of the program, where they are now, and where they are heading.

In addition to the images above, here are a few more of the ideas that presented themselves.

And what I think is the most important lesson learned:

Written by Pat Obuchowski

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