Is the Glass Ceiling Also a Mirror?
To create a culture that values what women bring to the table, what comes first: collective change or individual change? Do they have to change first? Or do we?
As long as we believe “they” are the problem and the answer is “out there” - above us, below us, beside us - we will never fully embrace the real source of our power.
The thing is, we have an enemy far greater than any cultural expectation, organizational bias, or misguided principle designed to keep us in “our place.” Like an outdated pair of glasses, the enemy is the misperception that distorts what we see every morning when we look in the mirror.
How do you see yourself? That’s the leverage no one is talking about. Change your mind – change your words - change your world. The way you see yourself each day IS the answer you seek.
Meet Kari, Ranee, Gabriella, Darsha, Avalene, Jalila, and Nikki. Quite a crew they are: endearing, fun, outspoken, creative and courageous. Together, they are the Sisterhood of Seven. Their mindsets will be familiar: I have to be perfect. I need permission. If I work hard enough, I will be rewarded. Their stories will be life-changing.
The Sisterhood of Seven is a light in the darkness for all women, a manual of truth that transcends age, culture, economic status or leadership position. Let it prove that, without doubt, you are already enough. Even in the midst of society’s drumbeat of be more, do more, give more, life does not have to be so hard. Let the Sisterhood teach you new ways of thinking that will elevate your life, professionally and personally. Their wisdom will inspire you to rewrite your personal narrative, day by day, decision by decision.
When we each do this and truly own our piece of the Narrative, there will be a collective ROAR so loud that everyone will be able to hear. There will be no mistaking the strength and beauty that stands tall, proud and noble.
The glass ceiling will come crumbling down.
At last, sweet sisters, at last.
It starts with you and me. Right here. Right now.