Thriving and vibrant communities depend on the contributions of women who are launched into their greatness. Women are relational. In order for us to really grow and gain confidence, we need to feel like we have found our tribe. The support we need comes from having women around us that really know us and accept us for who we are. We need to feel heard and feel understood. Women tend to be their own worst critics. We let the voices of doubt in our minds scream way too LOUD. When we have confidants we trust, we are okay with being vulnerable and letting go of those negative thoughts.
Speak Your Truth
But what happens when we have to take the confidence we gain from our tribe and ask for what we want OUT LOUD in public? We know that women hold many of the solutions within them that the world is searching for. We also know women who are encouraged, equipped, and empowered will naturally inspire others to growth. But the reality of many women who have great ideas that they NEVER share because of lack of confidence is staggering. We suddenly lose the connection between our brain and mouth. We may stutter or speak really fast; maybe we can’t speak at all. We wonder where all our confidence went in the crucial moment of asking for what we want…telling what we need…expressing what we think…sharing how we feel. This gift will change the world…you being all of YOU.
Risk = Reward
The Summit is built from scratch right here in Central Minnesota. This event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 2016 at the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict Campus. Why? Because we want to help ALL women find their voice. Addressing internal question and dialog like:
- Am I a good employee?
- Does my company see me as a valuable asset to our team?
- Is there any value in what I am doing?
- Is this all there is for me here?
- I feel like I am capable of so much more.
What about the way women tend to rationalize their own career trajectory by thinking, “I will continue to work my butt off and HOPE my boss notices because I just can’t muster the confidence to walk into their office and ask for a promotion, or added responsibilities, let alone a raise.” The most amazing experiences in life come from taking risks and stepping outside our comfort zones.
The Summit is Where It's At
Next Monday created the Women of Influence Summit because we want women to know change is attainable and inspire them to take the risk of taking action. Gaining confidence, no matter what stage in life we are living in is a key to success. The women who attend the Summit will walk away transformed. They may not be able to immediately pinpoint how they feel impacted, but they will intuitively know something inside of them has been ignited. We carefully selected each keynote and breakout presenter because of their stories, and their experiences. They have all faced challenges and worked to overcome their resistance to growth and success. They will share their stories and give the attendees ACTIONABLE steps to work through their own obstacles.
When we have confident women excelling in daily living, it creates stronger companies who generate greater success over lifetimes. When we stimulate growth within our companies, we create positive working culture for everyone, not just women. When we influence working environments creating positive and empowering culture for all employees, we impact our people who go home to their families and loved ones encouraged, equipped, empowered, and inspired to action. When we contribute to the overall sense of health and wellbeing within our people, our companies launch constructive people who create communities that thrive. In the end, don’t we all want to live in communities that are vibrant and thriving?
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 22nd and get your tickets now at Next-Monday.com!