This is why I love being a woman. A few weeks ago I spent an entire morning basking in the presence of some of the most inspirational, focused, dedicated and driven professionals I have ever met – all of whom happened to be women. There were executives, presidents, VPs, politicians, artists, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs, deans and everything in between. Did I mention these were all women? The best part about this group of women is that despite the vast array of differences, one thing they all had in common was a desire to mentor and support other women. Enter me.
There is no other way to phrase this than to say I’ve been blessed with the most amazing opportunity. Over the course of the next eight months one of the most admirable and accomplished woman in the KW area (and Canada for that matter) has decided to dedicate a portion of her time to help me grow as a professional! I’m hoping to disclose a little more about this person over the coming months but for now I’ll save her the immense publicity that comes with this blog 😉 and admire her on a more anonymous level. The best part about her was that despite all her intimidating credentials and accomplishments, she was so incredibly approachable. She is basically the Yoda Jedi Master of empowering women.
After a fabulous goal-setting and mentorship workshop facilitated by ICE Leadership, I realized that my mentor did not consider this an eight-month gig – she was committed for life. Christmas has come early. How did this happen? I’m not sure exactly, but I’ve certainly never been more motivated or energized to be a positive impact within my company and attain my long-term career goals. How does it feel to actually believe you can make things happen? To have someone, whom you admire immensely, (who is not your biological parent) believe you can make things happen?
It feels amazing. I can’t wait for the journey ahead.
More on mentorship to come in the months ahead!