Posted March 10th, 2017 in Mentorship.
I have to fess up. I’ve been hiding something from you… me.
I’ve been so caught up in business development, content creation, and building the Women Evolution “empire” that I forgot many of you don’t know who I am.
A part of me was doing that because I wanted to build a company bigger than just me, but if I am truly honest with myself (and you) a huge part of hiding behind the professional veil was because I was afraid I hadn’t accomplished enough yet.
My mentor said, “You radiate optimism, and you’ve done so much in such a short period of time. How can you ask others to have the confidence to ‘own their career’ if you are over here hiding behind your work?”
THAT is the power of mentorship.
It reminded me of a time 5 years ago when I was struggling in my financial planning career to figure out how I was going to make assistant manager, work 12 hour days and weekends, and somehow get married and take care of myself at some point.
I knew I needed a female mentor at that moment.
It was only when I realized it was nearly impossible to find a female executive mentor that I began searching online for other resources or programs to help advance my career and build my confidence.
When I found nothing, I knew there must be other women struggling as I was with self-doubt, lack of guidance, lack of support – unable to access the golden ticket to making it in a professional arena dominated by men. So, I created Women Evolution.
I hope you will stick around because I have some exciting things to share with you.
Also, I really want to learn more about you!
What is your greatest challenge at work right now?
You can answer the question anonymously here or send me an email.
Everything we create at Women Evolution is driven by what you tell us you need, so please speak up.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of the Women Evolution movement, even if you’ve been with us for just one day. There are over 6,000 of you here now, growing, stretching and evolving through Women Evolution, and I hope you enjoy the amazing ride that’s to come.