Last week I attended the 9th Annual Women in Leadership event, “Impacting Change,” where I had the opportunity to listen to five Valley women leaders speak. It is difficult to articulate the amount of valuable information I gained from each of the speakers, but I thought I would share my main takeaways from the event.
Sandy Gibson, executive vice president, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona - Figure out what you are good at and do it- because it is probably what you like to do anyway!
Laura Etter, chief of staff for Vice Mayor Bill Gates, City of Phoenix - You should always trust your gut feeling. If you are working someplace and you have an instinct that you need to leave, then you should trust that feeling.
Colleen McManus- chief human resources officer, Arizona Department of Corrections- Allow yourself the ability not to be perfect at everything all the time.
Heidi Jannenga, chief operating officer, WebPT- The word entrepreneur has a different meaning to everyone and it does not have to have a negative connotation.
I really do enjoy my job and coming to work every day. Each day is different and interesting and engaging.
Do you have any other helpful tips or pieces of advice to share?