WOMEN WHO LEAD!
I'm wondering what happened when you girls got together to discuss my last column Tripping the Prom Queen- The Truth About Women And Rivalry!
http://www.bettyconfidential.com/ar/ld/a/tripping-the-prom-queen--the-truth-about-women-and-rivalry.html. What came up? Was it difficult to discuss how women deter each other on the path to success?Were there other women's issues that surfaced? Please share the details so I can pass them on!Now let's move on to action that helps the "Sisterhood" move forward!
Women who empower other women! There's nothing like it when incredible women come together under the same roof for the causes of all things women! I think the Federal budget crisis we've been facing in the United States could be settled quickly if the Senate was made up of women only! Just my opinion but I think it rings true! Right girls? Occasionally in my life I've met a few exceptional women who actually change the world, not only through money and power, but with heart, compassion, and the ability to connect people together to make a life changing difference. I've been very fortunate that the Universe has placed such a fabulous woman on my path! Ladies! Meet Kathi Lutton!
Kathi Lutton is Chief Counsel at Fish, as well as an Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. She's also an Advocate of women on every issue imaginable! Through Fish&Richardson for the last 7 years, Kathi has assembled the most dynamic group of women to discuss Leadership through Enrichment, Action and Diversity! Hence it's name. Kathi is also one of the leading connectors of people through Social Media. She's been instrumental in furthering the incredible progress of businesses and charitable foundations! I was the only man invited for the last 2 years so I was so fortunate to be in the room with all this amazing brain power! At the end of the meeting we all ended up in the fabulous Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel Spa for networking! Heaven!
The Guest Speakers were incredible! Here's a smathering of the talent in the room! Click on their links to discover what they're up to! You may choose to get involved!
* Jillian Manus- Founding Partner of Broad Strategy -
*Pattie Sellers- Fortune Editor at Large, Chairperson of Fortunes Most Powerful Women's Summit
*Jennifer Siebel Newsom-Actress, Writer, Producer and Philanthropist-
*Tracey Jackson- Screen Writer, Author
*Liz Wiseman- Author, Developer of Leaders
*Tracy Sestili- Writer, Philanthropist, Social Media Consultant
*Manal Elattir- Moroccan Social Entrepreneur, Founder of IMDAD
This Kathi Lutton's story sums up women helping other women in a nut shell! Kathi was looking for a new family car for her sons and their active lifestyle. Camping, hiking, karate! You name it they do it. Kathi called to get prices and of course the man on the phone was pushy and beyond demeaning because Kathi was a woman. Graciously Kathi asked "Do you employee women sales people? May I speak to her?" Needless to say the commission went to a fabulous woman that went out of her way to get Kathi the perfect car. So if you girls think these issues are to overwhelming to begin a change, think of Kathi. Change will happen with woman helping each other. One girl at a time!
Here's to the girls!