“Often, I hyperfocus on my day-to-day responsibilities and neglect my needs. Through the Women Leading Women workshop series, I have reprioritized my personal and professional development. Through the assistance of a mentor, I have discovered inner-strength and reignited a dulling passion. As a result, I have begun a PhD program in education so that I may continue to learn, develop, and positively influence the field of Higher Education.”
For those considering what they have to gain, the Women Leading Women workshop starts with essential vocabulary that helped me name and confront my own imposter syndrome.
While I have always considered the role mentors play in our lives, I never framed the importance of female sponsors, who have continuously pushed me and recognized my successes.
This program has been instrumental to my potential to be a leader in my communities. The instructors have clearly done their research in this area. I left the experience better able to articulate office power dynamics and my own role in my own office. Perhaps most importantly, I realized how necessary it is for leaders to not only guide the people who report to them, but also to promote their ideas and professional goals.