Seeing Ourselves

My TEDx talk is now out on You Tube.  It emerged from a sea of uploads yesterday, quietly nudging it’s way onto my Facebook page, posted there by a good friend of mine and organizer of the event Desiree Kane.

There has been a lot of talk about women’s leadership in the media these days.  I’m beginning to see, that for me…the movement in leadership is less about gender and more about the masculine and feminine.

I really do believe we are working toward a more balanced approach…a kind of united perspective that entwines the power of standing up for ourselves, strategy and focus…with  compassion, love and empathy.

I wrote yesterday to a friend of mine that I’m feeling a sense of joy and terror as this video begins to float out in the universe…a real opening of my heart for the whole world to see.  There is something quite liberating about that, I guess, but also a bit frightening at the same time.

I do know that this is all the prelude to future work…a kind of nudge or calling for where my life is taking me.

We will see.  In the meantime, share any feedback with me.

Molly

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Seeing Ourselves

  1. Yelena says:

    Oh, Molly! This video made me cry – both for your frustrations and how you seemed to have put all my thoughts into words. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing your story – even those insecurities that most of us tend to hide away from public consumption until it grows into a gaping dark shadow that spills into your entire life.

    As for your points on women in leadership, especially politics, it made me think of the organization, Running Start based out of DC. Have you heard of it? It’s a non-profit dedicated to supporting women running for elected office (from school boards to Congress). A lot of their focus is on high school and college aged girls and getting them interested in leadership early on. I think it’s defintely something you should look into! I know the director, so if you need her contact info, email me!

    -Yelena

    PS. I am def reblogging this on my blog and posting it on my social media channels. By far, one of the best Ted Talks I have ever seen. 🙂

  2. Larisa Kenney says:

    Molly – This is incredible. It made me cry! Thank you so much for everything you do.

  3. Abby says:

    Awesome. Beautiful. Amazing.

    Thank you Molly!

    I will be sending this on to my local and state leaders in Wisconsin who so desperately need to hear your words.

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