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This post is as on ode to the women in the field wearing many hats who are looking to get “that thing back”. What is that “thing”?
Now, three years later, WLI has been a story of practicing civic literacy and understanding what is happening in the world. The outcomes have stayed similar, though the approach has slightly shifted. A participant from Women’s Leadership Institute shared “being a female leader does not involve ‘being as good as a man’. It is embracing your natural qualities of empathy, listening, etc. to bring a different and better perspective to the table. It can also be beneficial to harness emotion into passion, authenticity, and genuineness”.
Exciting announcement regarding the start of the blog series hosted by the Center for Women
2059, 2124, 2233 ... To be honest, until recently I had no idea how significant these numbers are to the conversation about pay equity and salary negotiations for women. Some of you may know, but for others, here is your first hint towards the significance: they are years.
I have found that an everyday Trailblazer is often a subtle yet determined individual that sets out a plan with a clear objective. This individual is the first to set out upon the journey and along the way this trail grows rather than ends. It’s not about the accomplishment of achieving the goal but what the trail has opened up to those that follow. For this very reason; a Trailblazer is often not recognized for their feat in clearing the path as it fades in the glory of those that move the trail ahead.
I’m a new student affairs professional who was so eager to enter this field that I hoped to attend graduate school for a student affairs program starting during my sophomore year at Appalachian State University. Several student affairs professionals (Shout out to my NUFP Mentors!) encouraged and mentored me to end up in the Student Affairs and Higher Education program at Missouri State University. They provided me with many professional development opportunities and I enthusiastically soaked it all up. They coached me through the graduate school application process and provided me with a plethora of advice about the field. I am so grateful for their help in my development into the professional, and person, I am today.