Be The Example Others Want To Follow

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we honor and recognize the many women who have given so much to provide opportunity for American women today.  We often recall the significant, defining accomplishments in our history….Women’s Suffrage, the Civil Rights Movement, the Equal Rights Amendment.  We owe so much to the women who paved the way.

We also want to remember the women who were working quietly behind the scenes, making significant contributions in their respective fields, while persevering through their personal challenges for equality in society and in the workplace. 

I’m reminded of my own mother, who went to work when I, her youngest child, was a toddler. Her work with Head Start opened the world of educational opportunity to so many children. She was ambitious, having gone back to school to earn her degree and working hard to advance to a teacher position. She was passionate about her work and touched so many lives through her love for the children and families she served in Head Start, in her church, and in the community.  She is an example that has inspired me in my life and work.

You, too, have the opportunity to be that example of a woman who is making an impact wherever you work, live and serve.  But, you might fail to see your value. You’re so busy as a working woman, running to keep up with all the roles you play – mother, taxi driver, chef, caretaker, volunteer and work on top of that!

You have goals in the back of your mind that you want to achieve. But, you feel like you can’t carve out the time to work on them.  Or, you’re even unsure about what steps to take in order to make progress.

Don’t let those excuses hold you back any longer.  Download my guide, 5 Ways to Ensure Career Success, to uncover 5 often overlooked, yet highly effective strategies that, even if you have very little time, will accelerate progress toward your goals in your career and in your life.

History needs your contributions to the world. Don’t sell yourself short.  You’re writing history in your work every day.  How can you ensure you are leaving a legacy?

If you are looking to inspire others, mentoring is a great way to get involved, download my guide to mentoring here.


She’s a woman on a mission, prepped and ready to help you create resilient leaders and a workplace that is poised to succeed. Having weathered her fair share of corporate and career crises of all sizes, Vivian Blade MBA, MBB, PMP, is a global leadership expert and thought leader who equips leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds.

Vivian empowers leaders and organizations as a frequent keynote speaker for association conferences and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching and consulting for corporations.

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