Presentation on theme: "Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything"— Presentation transcript:
1 Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything Adapted fromClosing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change EverythingBy Marie C. Wilson
2 The 5 A’s5 A-words that bring opportunities to unleash your power as a leader.Embrace your “A Game” to successfully seek and serve in elected leadership.This slide could appear in phases – with 5 A’s each popping onto screen – probably better in Prezi-style formate.
3 The 5 A’sAuthorityAmbitionAbilityAuthenticityAction
4 Authority Authority ≠ “The Man” Own your expertise (career, household, motherhood, community leader, etc.)Your life experience, work, family, past accomplishments authorize you to talk about certain issuesName at least 3 things you are an authority on: Go!Artwork is photos of women doing various “expert” things – paying bills, health care, mechanic, teaching, feeding children, science – thinking new Getty images artwork
5 AmbitionRedefine ambition from “desire for personal success” to “passion for justice” (or “fairness” or “safety” or “economic equality” or…)Ambition is how leaders get to leadDefine your own political ambition and how you demonstrate that ambitionCheck out our Alum Videos to see what ambition looks like“Click here” links to alum videoArtwork – woman climbing ladder – photos of women in action – testifying at legislative hearing, leading a rally, heading a march, holding a gavel, walking into White House or up Congress steps
6 Ability Women are just as able to lead as men So-called “feminine skills” include:Collaborative styleCommunity buildingTendency to reach across lines of authorityFocus on broader issuesYou also have specific skills built through work, family, volunteerismWe have a worksheet to help name your abilities!“I have long demonstrated the ability to _______________________________”Artwork – women leading meetings, woman canvassing, photo of GOP/DEM Senators or House members together
7 Authenticity Celebrate the you that you are Your authenticity – your genuine voice – makes you both unique and relatableNo need to try to “sound like a politician”Your stories and experience – even your odd personality traits – are valuableName what makes you an authentic leaderArtwork?? Woman with children, woman in shelter, woman with elderly parents? Having trouble thinking of right images for this one.
8 ActionTake action to define your own Authority, Ambition, Ability & AuthenticityPositive, concrete steps toward achieving your political ambitionMake sure you complete your VoteRunLead leadership profileArtwork – real alum photos – campaigning, election night victory, swearing-in, holding gavel
9 Action Write an action plan for yourself: 3 things you’ll do over next 6 months5 things you’ll accomplish in next yearWhen will you run for an elected office?Plan your actions accordinglyArtwork – real alum photos – campaigning, election night victory, swearing-in, holding gavel
10 Bring Your ‘A’ Game! Join the VoteRunLead movement today! Network with & support other women who proudly demonstrate our “A” Game.Contact VoteRunLead for political leadership training & personal coachingTell us how you leadGo Run. You’re Ready.Words in RED link to corresponding parts of VRL website.VRL image – would be cool to have a moving image – like Vote comes in, then Run, then Lead.