Women As Leaders
3 Girl Grit Lessons From The 2016 Presidential Campaign
Whether or not you voted for Hillary Clinton, she did break a thick glass ceiling. All women who want to be leaders can learn from the shattered glass of that ceiling. If we don’t learn from that shattered glass, glass ceilings will remain thick and difficult to shatter. We could use that shattered glass to help other ceilings disappear.
Dan Heath and Chip Heath report the definition of grit as:
Endurance in pursuit of long-term goals
and an ability to persist in the face of adversity
Since 1988, Paula Kramer has been researching betrayal between women. Her research shows that girls and women grow up learning to judge each other according to four cultural themes of betrayal. Taken to an extreme, betrayal becomes sabotage. Girls and women who betray other girls and women give boys and men permission to use the same judgments about them. Girls and women who sabotage other girls and women take steps backward from equality. You can read more about the four cultural themes of betrayal on the Girl Grit page at speakingfromtriumph.com.
Girl grit is:
The endurance to stay focused on equality between girls, between women, and between girls and women
Girl grit endurance means:
Never using the cultural themes of betrayal, even when other girls or women betray and sabotage you.
Girl grit is:
The ability to persist in focusing on equality in the face of adversity created by other girls and women.
Girl grit persistence means:
Finding ways to speak words and take actions with girl goodwill.
This is a discussion based talk. We will discuss:
- Comments about Hillary Clinton posted at one online newspaper the night she became the Democratic candidate for president. Commenters were both male and female.
- 3 Girl Grit lessons from those comments.
- What women who want to be leaders can do in their own lives to make their leadership possible and successful.