Ladies: We need you to step up!
LADIES, here’s a little PSA:
When you get asked to speak, DO IT!
When you get asked to be interviewed, DO IT!
When you get asked to be a leader, DO IT!
When you get asked to write an article, DO IT!
When you have to opportunity to ask to do all of the above, DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!
The only people who should turn down any of these opportunities are those whose schedules are blowing up with invitations and you have the luxury to choose.
I cringe every time I see a speaker docket overwhelmingly (or only) comprised of men. It frustrates me when I read articles written by white men in national publications talking about issues specific to women or minority groups.
We need more female leaders and experts. We need more minority women to step up and serve. We need you!
If you don’t do it for yourself, do it to serve as a role model for your kids, other women, aspiring leaders and your community.
What is one leadership opportunity you’d love to have?
This week I challenge you to either ask for it directly or find someone who can refer you to the appropriate channels.
Oh, and then I want to hear about it! Share with us in the comments.
Much success to you!
About Alexandra Figueredo:
Alexandra’s mission is to inspire, empower and support you to #BeTheMission! She is Founder & CEO of Latina Founders and Mission Based Branding Institute communications agency and training platform for impact businesses and entrepreneurs. This reformed banker turned “Missionpreneur” is also a speaker, author, writer, arts and culture lover, traveler (5 continents and counting!) and citizen of the world! Follow her musings at @OnAMissionAlex.