In every story, every hero is helped through his/her journey when meeting a mentor and then allies along the way.
"Emerging leaders need a mentor to guide them, but they also need a network of peers , to reassure them that they are not on the path alone”
, President and CEO of Viva Voices.
The percentage of women on board is increasing both on a voluntary basis and/or with mandatory boards targets but there is still a lack of visible female leadership models, women to inspire and empower women. Women are every good at sharing a lot of things but having a good mentor does not often seem to be one.
I had in my life women I looked up to them as examples, beacons of what is possible to achieve if you are really determined; not perfect women by any means, but I am who I am today because of them: Coco Chanel: a Business Woman ahead of her time
Anna Wintour: a fashion pioneer
Jackie Kennedy: quiet leadership ,
Margaret Thatcher: love or hate her , you cannot forget her
In a world full of Kim Kardshians, Be an Audrey
Josephine Baker: did the Banana skirt start it all?
I'm passionate about inspiring/empowering/helping women in making the most of their circumstances with the tools they have available and grabbing the opportunities that life presents - without using excuses of why they can't and I wanted to find and provide some virtual mentors/ allies/ role models to show you their “call to adventure’, their crossing of thresholds together with perhaps tests, allies and maybe enemies.
I have interviewed many women in leadership roles, CEOs,MDs and/or Founder/s of their owns very successful company for my book: you might have read some of them already ( Natasha Makhijani
Ela Slutski & Galit Bauer
). Each of them had a different journey but they all had something in common - self belief and pursuing their goal no matter what.
What is your journey? Do you have a mentor?
The Women in Leadership interviews ( contained in my book
STOP IT! It is all in your head
are my gift to you - THE HERO JOURNEY of some real models and perhaps some virtual role model for women out there on their way to the top.
“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want, and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results”
" Believe in Yourself, You Can - Define your legacy".
This is blog is an extract from my book
TOP IT! It is all in your head"
Part IV: The Hero Journey .
Click here to Read:
Think Outside The Box: What Box?
Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want
Part I: Blah, Blah, Blah
To see how the book was developed/written : " What is the best way to write a book in 30 days"