What glass ceiling? Leadership skills for women “Companies that have more than three women in management positions tend to have better return on equity and assets than do those with fewer women.” ~Ginka Toegel, Forbes.com A study by Women’s Way regarding volunteering found that… • 83% acquired, improved or developed their leadership skills • 62% enhanced their problem-solving skills • 57% improved their organization/multitasking abilities • 53% enhanced their marketing skills Female Kiwanis leaders in 2011-12… • • • • • • Club presidents=1,754 of 6,216 Lieutenant governors=234 of 847 Governors=9 of 49 ASPAC and KIEF On KIF Board=1of 15 On KI Board=3 of 19 I Care! Cause Each other Our global family Integrity Compassion Accountability Respect Excellence ! (Passion) Integrity Integrity is… • • • • • • Doing the right thing when no-one is watching Doing the right thing when everyone is watching Living your honesty Putting your values into action The foundation of your character Your personal moral compass What you say your values are What your behaviors are Integrity Gap Compassion “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead, American anthropologist A female leader… • • • • Finds the need Finds the solution Finds the help Finds the money Accountability Accountability means… • Showing up! • Following the rules • Admitting your mistakes and making them right • Standing tall in your responsibilities “A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady 1933-1945 Civil Rights Supporter Respect • Respect builds trust • Trust builds relationships • Relationships build collaborations • Collaborations build projects to support children • Successful projects build communities “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame with us.” ~Albert Schweitzer, German philosopher, physician, Nobel Peace Prize winner Excellence “Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't." ~Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Excellence is… • Pulling it all together • Knowing that you have mattered • When Kiwanis leadership is no longer something you do, but someone you are! • When Kiwanis leadership is something that you love! ! Passion True authentic passion… • Gives you courage to do the right thing • Makes you happy • Allows you to really listen • Helps you to find our purpose Enthusiasm I Am Sold Myself! Find your purpose; find your passion. Find your passion; find your purpose. How to… • Stop • Look • Listen • Think • Respond Integrity Compassion Accountability Respect Excellence ! (Passion) Now let’s go change the world one child and one community at a time!