Despite the gains women have made in the workplace, it’s still a struggle to reach parity. Everyday, we must deal with imposter syndrome, self-doubt, unfair criticism, and the challenge of being the only woman in the room.
That’s why organizations like Girl Up, United Nations Foundation are so important in this day and age. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who work to defend gender equality and give girls the platform to start a movement for social change. Earlier this month, I had the honor of speaking at the group’s Girl Talks event in San Francisco, and I came away hopeful, touched, and awed by the stories I heard.
Evany Thomas got us laughing and thinking about how flailing epically can lead to success as a self-described “late bloomer.”
Alicia Cheung showed how she found her voice as a designer and created some of the most beautiful spaces in San Francisco.
For me personally, the icing on the cake was looking out at the crowd and seeing my best friend, my sister, and our daughters in the audience. It was a poignant reminder of how important it is that we support one another, and how much work there is to do for the next generation of women leaders!
Published in Sounding Board