“If women are going to lead in business, they’re going to have to lead themselves”. Said Hoda Kotb (NBC host and bestselling author) who gave the opening keynote speech at the WICT Leadership Conference in New York at the end of September. This was not her saying that there’s no support to help women progress their careers. However she was making a point about how we have to take ownership of our own progression.
Approximately 800 women and a few brave men attended the conference. It was amazing to be in the presence of so many talented, professional women all striving to make a difference and succeed in our amazing industry. As I joined various breakout sessions and a Chapter leaders group I was struck again by the importance of having a diverse group of people contributing to an agenda. Indeed I lead a WICT UK board made up of 13 women plus myself and it’s a great development opportunity managing an agenda where everyone is super passionate and wants to contribute! So ask yourself what development opportunity can I find this month and what am I going to do to lead myself to lead in business.
Halloween is almost upon us… and then the Christmas decorations will be in the shops. Make sure you’re holding the 8th December for our WICT Christmas event hosted by Virgin Media.