Encourage. Energize. Empower.

There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan

In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

Women’s Mental Toughness in the Tech Industry

Tue, Aug 14 2018 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time

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Women’s Mental Toughness in the Tech Industry

As a woman in tech, you enjoy the work and you want to contribute, yet chances are there are times you feel like quitting. Let’s face it, it gets tiring to step up every day when you’re always dealing with how to fit in with all the guys, being respected, and getting your voice heard. Add in juggling work and home, along with that nagging voice in your head, “Am I good enough?” – it’s no wonder that educated, highly trained women are leaving tech in droves. Mental Toughness coach Bobbi-Jo Brighton, CST, LCI, helps us take a critical and insightful look at challenges that women professionals face in building their tech careers and becoming effective, influential leaders. Bobbi-Jo shares her expertise on empowering women through mental toughness to objectively look at workplace dissatisfaction, as well as the vital importance of strengthening your mindset to shift from frustration, doubt, and confusion within yourself to stay in the game and thrive in your life and tech career.

Bobbi-Jo Brighton, CST, LCI

Bobbi-Jo Brighton, CST, LCI is a partner, speaker and coach with Mental Toughness University which has been providing the mindset performance edge for over 20 years to companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, and Merrill Lynch to increase employee performance, exceed sales goals, develop leaders, and embrace and thrive through change. Bobbi-Jo is the developer of Women’s Mental Toughness® (www.Boldful.Life) which addresses the key issues that limit women’s workplace performance and inhibit women from advancing in their careers and becoming effective, influential leaders.

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