Women Who Lead


This space was created specifically for women who lead.  

Regardless of where you are on your leadership journey, you will find information to help you become a leader who leads.  

Women Who Lead

I had the priviledge of completing the Smith College Consortium program on Strategic Thinking. 

For two weeks I had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of dynamic women from Fortune 500 companies.

It was there that these words, penned by Marianne Williamson, were etched in my memory:   

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. 

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" 

Since that day, it has been my mission to be authentic, be bold and be credible. And encourage others to be the same.

The ABCs

We all have to start from somewhere, so let's start with the ABCs:

  • Be Authentic
  • Be Bold
  • Be Credible

Be Authentic

Each of us is an original.  Like no one else.  

We are unique, valuable and possess our own genius.  That is what we bring to our positions of leadership.

If you have not done so, please take a few minutes to complete your personality profile:

Now that you have a deeper insight into your own personality, you can better leverage your strengths in your position of leadership.

Be Bold

 Women who lead are not in the habit of playing it safe. 

Therefore, being bold requires that we press on the borders of our comfort zones in order to achieve uncommon results.  It is the stuff "Tempered Radicals" are made of. 

Sometimes being bold means standing alone.  It means having the courage to move forward, even in the presence of fear.

Be Credible

There can be no doubt that leaders make an indelible imprint in the lives of those they lead, either positive or negative.  

Those who make a positive difference possess the 3 Cs of Credibility:

  • Competence
  • Character 
  • Composure

Credibility is built over a lifetime but can be lost in a moment.

In Summary

Those who possess the ABCs in increasing are a powerful force, producing uncommon results.  

If you should ask yourself, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

This is my reply:  "Actually, who are you not to be?" (Smile!)

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Coach Gwen


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