“Although Foundation For Girls is work, it’s something I love to do. Helping these girls brings me so much happiness. When I go after school on Thursdays to volunteer with refugees at Ourbridge for Kids or on Saturday’s with the Homeless at The Relatives Crisis Center. I’m just filled with joy and always leave with a [...]
If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?
True leadership is inclusive by nature, building bridges rather than walls through the gift of authentic connection. Rooted in respect, it holds space to acknowledge difference, while remaining aligned to its core vision and values. Born of integrity, it is courageous in thought, word and deed, willing to take risks and advocate for what is [...]
Thought for the day: When we perpetually value and elevate charisma over character, we cannot be surprised by the failings of humankind. As long as we remain a society that rewards title over influence and power over deep purpose, we will never produce the kind of courageous leaders needed to advance our growth, build bridges [...]
Thought for the day: The more we serve others, the more the Universe opens to us. The more we seek ways in which to use our gifts for a greater good than just our own self-promotion, the more opportunity arises to share these gifts. In placing the needs of the whole above the self, we [...]
On October 11, the world will celebrate International Day of the Girl, honoring and recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. At the heart of these challenges is access to education, so it is no surprise that the theme of this year's Day is innovating girls for education, including engagement [...]
In 2011, I wrote a blog post entitled, Mentors, Role Models and Other Ways We Learn – a reflection on personal mentors, role models and struggles along the journey -- all of whom/which have helped shape and influence the person I am today. In it I wrote, “The truth is that sometimes, we cannot know [...]
True humility in leadership inspires others to greatness... As I reflect on these words, I am reminded of those I know who lead with love and a humbled heart; those leaders who create spaces for others to learn and grow; who embody the knowledge that [...]