Celebrating World-Changing Women

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Our November 22 program was on the topic of ‘Celebrate World-Changing Women’. We would like to thank our dynamic, world-changing panelists for sharing your inspiring and practical insights,, our gracious hosts at WeAct for their on-site support, the NEOME delegation for being an active partner this week, and to everyone who showed up and joined the conversation! Below are notes from the conversation.

We were fortunate to have a humble and accomplished group of world-changing women for our NEMOE World-Changers program. They came from a variety of backgrounds, but had much in common.

  • They are accomplished professionals and did many different things in their varied careers.
  • They are resilient competitors, proven professionals, and stalwart champions for excellence in the many ways it can be defined.
  • They are loyal friends, spouses, parents, mentors, and leaders, committed to giving back much more than they were gifted by those closest to them in formative years.

Below are some best practices on how to become a better world-changer.

  • Believe that you can do just as well as others, no matter how much someone else thinks that you can’t do something because of your gender, your background, your appearance, etc.,
  • Keep a positive and constructive outlook, even when the behavior of others makes that challenging.
  • Play your side of the net – manage your own perceptions, thoughts, words, actions, rather than trying to manage the thinking, speaking and actions of others, which is much more difficult.
  • Together we are better. Advocate for others. Make a stand for justice and the greater good.
  • Back the leaders who get the importance of diversity and inclusive, those who take action on making the workplace more diverse and inclusive.
  • Embrace the surprising and unexpected opportunities which present themselves, even when they make you feel uncomfortable.
  • When you’re feeling down and distraught, try a little perspective. Are you addressing a ‘first-world’ problem? Are there others with much more serious and severe issues which put your own problem into perspective?
  • Be your own activist, your own advocate.
  • Don’t just grovel and complain. Transcend your circumstances.

In this room, filled with such powerful, forward-thinking women, each so strong, so sincere, so collaborative, I felt like together we could rule the world, one conversation, one leader, one organization at a time.


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