August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. In 2019 it celebrates women humanitarian aid workers and their contribution. For me, it is also a time to reflect on how they can help each other persevere. Women humanitarian aid workers operate in complex work environments exacerbated by the conditions that led to the #MeToo and #Aidtoo movements. There… Continue reading What’s Necessary for Allyship Among Women
My path to success and happiness lies in smashing the patriarchy. Let me explain: Smashing the patriarchy is not a rallying cry against men. It’s a call to examine the way I interact with people and how I treat myself. It’s the prompt to admit that the way I have lived for years does not serve me… Continue reading Lessons In Smashing the Patriarchy: How to Achieve Success & Happiness!
I’ve been sabotaged, berated and humiliated on the job. It’s been demoralizing when it’s been a woman who’s done this to me. Especially if she was older and someone I looked up to. I’ve been frustrated when I’ve been told, “You shouldn’t be angry. This is just the way things are. You’re making others feel… Continue reading It’s Ok to Be Angry
Have you ever attended a meeting prepared to speak of an identified risk, solutions and options to move forward but: You are promptly dismissed? Your idea is attributed to someone else? Your suggestions are scuttled by a colleague advocating for a different approach? When it happens, do you find yourself unnerved? Do you try to… Continue reading The Strategy to Address Conflict, Sabotage and Invisibility in Meetings