Indiana Voices of Women, P.O. Box 2203, West Lafayette, IN 47996-2203 email@example.com
“I am thrilled to support IVOW, as it is my firm belief that the world is in desperate need of the voices and leadership of women. The dynamic equilibrium that emerges from the combination of masculine and feminine thought, energy, and approach will serve the world well. Yet too often, we as women, are both silent and silenced. Providing women the support to find their voice, validate it as needed and then to use it for the betterment of this world is work that is meaningful, rewarding and healing.”
Growing up in the 60s and 70s, with two brothers and a neighborhood full of boys only both enabled me to learn to adapt to a masculine oriented world and at the same time to chafe against it. In some ways, the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine worlds has been an ongoing theme.
My early career was in early childhood. As a field dominated by women, it was both terribly important work and grossly undervalued. I then moved into business and industry, working for RR Donnelley for thirteen years. I was often the only female leader in the room – and learned first-hand what it was like to be in the minority with a majority that was both dismissive of your differences and threatened by them.
In 2004, I created a small, boutique consulting group that helps organizations successfully implement change and transform culture. As a result of that work, I founded Evergreen Leadership in 2011, which aims to help leaders successfully lead in today’s times with a specific skills set that incorporates a more right brained approach (and some would say feminine) with the existing left brained approaches. It is my belief that it takes both; but that we sorely need leaders who can create, nurture and grow people and organizations.
My book, The Leader’s Guide to Turbulent Times: a practical, easy-to-use guide to leading in today’s times, was published in 2014. My current work involves speaking, coaching and teaching leadership using the Evergreen process and model.
I am a spiritual seeker; as such my Unitarian Universalist church nurtures me and challenges me to honor the mystery without bounding it.
I am blessed with two great children – Brad, who lives in San Diego, and Nicole, who is married to Michael. My three grandchildren, Aubrey, Jayce and Clayton bring unbelievable joy into my life. I love being outdoors, my gardens, traveling, reading and spending time with friends.