This week I am presenting at a wonderful conference- Linkage Women in Leadership. This event is held in San Francisco each year. It is a high energy event for women in all stages of career development. The event draws very powerful keynote speakers and excellent breakout presenters. Many many years ago I came to this conference to learn about the advancement of women . The Firm I was a partner with at the time was very far behind in maximizing the talent of women. Less than 5% of the partners at the time were women.
As I sit here today -many years later, I have a moment to reflect on how far I have come. Today I am a conference speaker, national chair of the AICPA industry executive committee on women’s advancement and successful consultant in the advancement of women. I am reminded of how often the women I work with as a coach do not take time to look at themselves and their considerable success. A good friend and coach has often told me: “you have success amnesia”.
I have come to believe many women suffer from success amnesia. Possibly it is more a function of not having the time and space to step back and see ourselves clearly. Today – I have two things to ask from you. Number 1- Take time to enjoy your success. Spend a few minutes looking back on your life and all you have accomplished. Number 2- Find a fabulous woman in your life and be a mirror to her success. Help her to see herself clearly. This is something we need to do for each other as women.
Let me know how it goes!