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WomenIN Profiles Series – Our Advisory Board Member Erin Thorp

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Erin Thorp

Supporting Us As Advisory Board Member


When asked "Why join a networking organization called WomenIN " this is what she told us...


I was always told that I was ‘too emotional’ to be a successful leader.  So for years I tried to ‘fix’ myself even though I didn’t know what this feedback meant, what specifically needed to be ‘fixed’ or how I would even go about ‘fixing’ it when I discovered whatever ‘it’ was.  I had a few female role models early in my career however upon my return to work after the birth of my third child, I began to notice that my mentors had achieved success in their careers by sacrificing things I wasn’t prepared too. They had learned to play the game by a set of rules that were defined a long time ago.  Rules that no longer fit. 


Reaching the breaking point mid-career, I had a decision to make.  Leave or stay.  Not one to back down from a challenge I decided to stay and work to change the outdated rule book.  I believe there is a place for emotion in leadership.  I believe empathy is our superpower as leaders – at home and at the office. As a speaker, author and coach, I support leaders to lean into their feelings, connect with those they lead and build high performing teams.

 

Thanks Erin, we are excited to have you as part of our team, welcome aboard!

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