I am Inspired!
I had always believed that if I was present and worked hard things would inevitably work out, despite being too timid myself to ask for anything or voice what I wanted in general. Perhaps like this book that has the potential to be more than just a forgotten object. What lay within its pages. What inspirations can it create? I don’t think I’m alone in these thoughts that run through a women’s head. Putting family, work and others above oneself… just waiting patiently to be given the opportunity to gift all the knowledge and lessons I have to others. Some few have this innate ability to navigate the workplace, where lesser mortals need guidance and someone to believe in them. Perhaps this is why InspireHer was created at SAP in the first place…
Created, curated, and facilitated by women. This was truly an initiative tailored to the personal and professional growth of aspiring women. This program engages women in peer mentoring and networking communities to support our own leadership journey. We were placed in a Circle of women who we might not otherwise have connections with, a way of expanding our network and understanding of differing female perspectives globally. In the main sessions, participated in activities, were given tools and not just theories and books, but the stories and lessons from our peers. In essence enabling the ability to look beyond ourselves and truly understand the impact that we have in this world. It was truly an amazing experience and impacted me a lot.
So, as I sit back and think about InspireHer workshops and conversations, I wonder, “Would I have gotten here without the program? Perhaps, but what I do know is that without this program it would have taken longer. Sometimes we need a little nudge or for someone to show us that we can achieve greater and simply believe in ourselves. With all this said and as I signoff, even though we may feel weathered, downtrodden, and neglected, like perhaps like my book feels, we are worthy of inspiring and being inspired. Now it’s time to finish my book!