From my personal experience, I find that when something needs to get done, women immediately respond by asking, “What can I do to help out?” We do not sit back and wait, we are already there.
More often than not, women leaders strive for honest and open dialogue and consensus building. We seek common ground, shoot straight from the hip and are not afraid to have the difficult conversations that lead to informed decision making.
To me, this is why we need more women in elected office and sitting on Boards, Committees, and Commissions. With programs like Emerge America and promising women of all background and age demographics, the enormous weight of the marble ceiling on us doesn’t feel so heavy.
Alicia Kae Herries
Class of 2012