Happy New Year BWLC!
As I reflect on the history of this incredible organization, the past year of challenges and proven resilience, I am inspired by the stewardship of the women before me and the infinite possibilities of what is ahead of us. It is the New Year. Some of us are setting goals, making affirmations, committing to new actions. Others might be on the BAU (business as usual) continuum with equanimity and optimism. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, we are all keenly aware of the profound, unprecedented changes that are now the norm.
In response, we continue with the mission of advancing the company’s business by being a catalyst for personal and professional development, addressing barriers in the workplace and strengthening our bonds with the local communities that we live in. The Black Women’s Leadership Council was founded with thirteen Black women, who took action to ensure that we would be recognized and rewarded for our worth, knowledge, skills, and successes.
In 2013, we celebrated the onboarding of our new Corporate Champion and leadership team, delivered an inspiring and rejuvenating destination summit in Atlanta, and hosted our quarterly Sister to Sister calls. All this was augmented by chapter director driven activities in your local geographies. We are grateful for the relationships, contributions and all of your support. Together we are strong! BWLC strong.
For the New Year, our strategic agenda in alignment with our mission will focus on:
- Develop Resilient Leaders (catalyst)
- Deploy Education (advance professional development, promote personal effectiveness)
- Frame & Strengthen Alliances (forge partnerships)
We look forward to your continued journey with us. Resolutions or not, lean in with us as you prioritize flawless execution on the day job, (re)define your personal brand, invest in leadership and community development, challenge yourself to learn a new skill, or explore social media. As we evaluate ourselves, our families, our company, and our deliverables, may our actions be driven by Purpose, Principles, Power and Passion.
Happy New Year!