I spent the last weekend with several girls at a leadership and mentoring workshop. Though these ladies come from minority backgrounds and deal with several socioeconomic limitations, they seemed to have a strong sense of self and an awareness of the future goals they wanted to achieve.
It was very fascinating to hear big statements like "I want to be a neurologist" or “I want to be a software developer” as they engaged intently with the speaker at the workshop.
They were asked to associate their dreams to a “why” or a “purpose”. Questions like "why do you want to go into this profession?", or "What do you feel most energized or motivated about?" were asked to help these girls have a better understanding of their choice of ambition.
Some examples of their “whys” included answers like “I want my family to live a better life”, “I want to help people” etc. We further did a simple visioning exercise asking them if they were to grace the cover of TIME magazine and if they did, what did they want it to say about them?
This was to enforce the fact that no matter what they have been told they can or cannot do, their vision tied to a strong purpose would creates a strong mental picture that will help push beyond every barrier they encounter.
LeadHer foundation helps with the realization that there is no limit which cannot be broken. We are here to empower, mentor and sponsor young ladies to be the best of who they can be - This is our “Why”.
Whats holding you back today? Find your "Why" and break all limits