As 2011 ended - I looked back over the last year and I am so proud of our progress. In 2011 PWH offered more networking, mentoring, and education than ever before. The content associated with our professional development is robust and impactful. I truly believe we are making an impact in our industry by “empowering women to lead and succeed”. As an organization we are providing a special place where women can help women. We make a difference for the women who are walking beside us and for those that are coming up behind us. More than ever before women are getting involved in PWH. Our committee involvement is increasing, the number of individuals and companies participating in our regional events, webinars, and coffee chats is higher than ever before, and the number of organizations stepping forward to support PWH is growing.
As we’ve entered into 2012, our committee chairs have been busy planning and creating an exciting line up of new educational and networking opportunities. In addition, keep a look out for new and exciting ways to connect with a mentor or become a mentor in 2012.
In 2012, I challenge everyone to do two things:
- First invest in yourself and your own professional development. Sign up for a networking event in your area and build your professional network, participate in a webinar to learn something new or take a refresher course.
- Second, reach out to another woman in our industry – become a mentor. There is nothing as rewarding as watching someone you mentor gain in confidence and grow both professionally and personally.
I wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2012.
All the Best!