No matter what your personal political affiliation is, if you are a woman, I hope you are celebrating the fact that in the U.S. we have just witnessed history in the making with the first woman to win a major political party’s nomination for president.
I also hope that you will take a moment and notice if you are setting any limits or glass ceilings for yourself. We all do it, me included! You might even remember the HBR article that came out a few years ago about how women will not put their hat in the ring if we do not check 100% of the boxes, yet our male counterparts are fine with only checking off 60%. Let’s stop this. We all have the capability of doing anything we want if we have the right mind set, and of course do the work that it requires to get there.
Obviously, my expertise is working with women to help them get their seat in the corporate boardroom and it instinctively makes me think of our members who have set this as their goal. Our members are impressive senior-level executives, who have already accomplished a great deal but are now ready for more and want that coveted board seat.
Understandably, these women are incredibly busy, but it does not stop them from wanting it and working towards it. Sometimes you need to break it down and go step by step. Sometimes you just need to realize you are qualified and good enough and just go for it. Break your glass ceiling that you might just have put up yourself.