20 Reasons Not To Miss the Next “Women in CE” ForumJune 26, 2014 By Stephanie M. Adamow
It was the third annual Women in CE Forum held Tuesday, June 24, during CE Week in Manhattan. The energy was high, as is customary when powerful, female leaders gather around eager ears and untapped potential.
This year, Women in CE founder Carol Campbell, once again packed the day with workshops and seminars for the “Power Up Your Network” forum that promoted self-examination and collaboration while offering advice for succeeding in the workplace.
A dynamic lineup of presenters delivered inspiring and motivating talks.
Here are 20 excerpts from the day that made the event memorable.
Opening Keynote address: Charlotte Beers Entrepreneur and Advertising Executive, Author of “I'd Rather Be in Charge,” andformer U.S. Under Secretary of State
1. Relationships are greater than work. We are granted mastery of being relationship people in the world of work. We are given the chance to calm stormy waters, we collaborate; we are so good at dealing with people.
2. One of the signs of a leader is taking fragile beings and bringing out their best selves. These are people you may not like or have anything in common with.
3. There is the curse of being womanly versus “leaderly.” The womanly thing is lovely at home as a lover, mother, etc. They are beautiful aspects of woman, but they are very much at risk when it comes to leadership. It is OK to be that person at home and another at work. You need to trade collaboration for personal conviction, compliance for bravery, seeking approval for keeping your own scorecard. All around you, you will be evaluated; but no one gets to define you.
4. Bravery is always born with desperation. You get to bravery when there are no other choices. The moment of leadership is so uncomfortable, you want to walk away from it.
5. Master memorable vocabulary. Know who you are from the inside out. Say exactly what you mean, and become alive with the fervor of what you want to express.
INTRIGUE: Create Interest, Earn Respect, Connect with Anyone—Ideapreneur and the author of “POP! Stand Out in Any Crowd” author, Sam Horn