3 Good Things – 9 March
Hi guys, hope you have had a fabulous week. I have been super busy for the past fortnight – one of the great things was that I had the pleasure of attending the CEO Forum’s Senior Women in Multinationals retreat for two days on March 1 and 2. Great speakers, inspiring attendees, and stimulating discussion. And of course I have been writing, writing, writing. The first draft of my book is due to my publisher in six suport short weeks, so I am getting busy! Can’t wait for you to read it!
So here are my 3 Good Things for this week. As we celebrated International Womens Day on Thursday, this weeks post is dedicated to amazing things around women. Enjoy!
#1 On-line health summit for women
W.I.S.H. stands for Women’s International Summit for Health. It’s a modern-day online women’s circle of wisdom. Throughout history, women have come together to support and empower one another in times of need. We’ve shared childcare duties, laundry and even lovers in some cultures. Women find solace and strength in sisterhood, and WISH makes it happen on a larger scale than ever before.
How does it work?
Every day for 40 days and 40 nights, there will be a series of recorded interviews available to all those who have registered for the event. They send you a cheerful message, you click a little blue link, and PRESTO! Instant inspiration at light speed. I just got my first email a few hours ago so will be listening tonight. You can pick and choose which talks you want to listen to, and there is even a workbook if you want to get it. Sounds pretty awesome to me. Check it out!
#2 Celebrating Women and Girls
It was International Womens Day on Thursday. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. I celebrated the day connecting with women who are special to me. I also had the pleasure to spend a few hours with over a hundred IBM women sharing my thoughts on some of my favourite topics – mentors, sponsors, career planning, and wellbeing – all in my forthcoming book by the way (just a small plug there in case you missed it!). The highlight of my day was getting a call in the evening from one of my mentees, who just rang to tell me how much I inspire her every day, and how greatly she values our relationship. How amazing that she would take the time to connect with me in such a meaningful way. I was so humbled and grateful. I hope you celebrated IWD in a meaningful way, and with women and girls who are close to you.
# TED talk to warm your heart
Listen to this TED talk in a quiet moment to warm your heart and feed your soul. ”If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima”. A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., teaching poetry and self-expression at schools across the United States. Make sure you listen all the way to the end. Guaranteed to make you smile.