Want to be a leader? First — take a little personal inventory. In order to be a leader in public service, I would argue (based on my three months running a mayoral campaign) that you need to be a strong visionary, fundraiser, relationship-builder, communicator, problem-solver, manager, campaigner, and group leader. It’s a tall order, I know, but there are women out there with all of these skills. I hope we will have more of them running for office in Rhode Island in the future. Our daughters are depending on no less.
To that end, women should be aware of Go Lead, a program of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. They are having a training this Saturday, November 22, for women interested in leadership roles in Rhode Island. Here is a link to the application for the training.
UPDATE: Rachel McNally reports that this training has been postponed to a date to be announced in January. So, lots more time to apply. Thanks for the info, Rachel.
H/t Rachel McNally for sending me the info on this.