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Women’s Leadership Lab holds a unique space for women in all levels of leadership who seek to harness their authentic voice. It is in the safe space of our Living Labs, where participants (or, ‘Labbers’) are able to take all the latest information and collective experiences to test, practice and — ultimately — apply what works best for their own personal style of leadership.
One of the most powerful aspects of our WLLab is sharing stories and finding universal truths that can move us all forward and raise us up.
It has always been our hope that we could both extend and expand this piece of our Lab work. Establishing a blog for everyone who values the feminine — irrespective of gender — seemed like a good start.
As we discussed the possibility, it became vital that this space (like the physical space of our Living Labs) should be more than a place to ‘push’ massive amounts of information out. We want to foster real change by sharing our own stories, and hearing the stories of fellow Labbers (current and past Lab participants) and co-Labbers (those who provide our team with rich insights as we craft and update our programs).
We want a decidedly different ‘discussion’ that was open to everyone. Part of our own discussion was even around what to call it. Because that’s what we do at WLLab, we discuss and collaborate and consider all the angles.
There was a lot of energy around an early submission: BLab! The first reaction was laughter. How cheeky! Let’s take a misogynistic term; twist it, bend it, and own it on our terms. But there was another entry that kept poking into the consideration set and, ultimately, it won us over.
- Pay attention: companies should take note of her resilience.
- Worth paying attention to: many of her insights are worthy of note.
- Important; distinguished
- An online forum for sharing real world discoveries, pushing the boundaries of cultural norms. Insider knowledge with a network of individuals committed to creating change in the workplace and culture.
Out in the world, we are all hearing and learning. We are bumping up against the culture we live in and processing social movements like #metoo. Now we have a place to bring it. Within the safety of this space, we can continue to hone our own personal way to ‘show up’ in the world, get heard, claim our personal power, and celebrate the feminine that is in all of us—no matter the gender.
Let’s get started!