A NEW PARADIGM OF FEMALE LEADERSHIP
The new expression of female leadership is about feeling more in control, feeling more connected to your work and others through times of change. It’s about being vulnerable, courageous and transparent. It is time to create a balanced workplace, moving from fear-based leadership to one of inclusion, transparency, connection and trust.
THE IMPACT OF GENDER IMBALANCE
As female leaders climb the career ladder in a male-dominated environment, they face numerous challenges. They experience bias, feel undervalued, suffer from self-doubt and fear failure. This results in a frustrated career path and an array of debilitating health issues. They often deal with sexual harassment, and feel forced to play it safe as they struggle to enforce rules and boundaries without being ostracised.
THE POWER OF THE MODERN FEMALE LEADER
Now is the time for high-performing female leaders in the resources sector to “Show Up” and lead with a new, softer and gentler expression. They must be transparent, vulnerable and have great empathy to create connection and trust. Female leaders in the resources sector have the ability and means to “Show Up” and lead change in this heavily male dominated industry. When we connect with our feminine energies, listen to our intuition, we let go of our fears. We “Show Up” in the strength of our beliefs, become committed and courageous. This creates an energetic shift that fosters a more balanced and inclusive workplace
About the Author:
Joan McEwan is a High-Performance Expert specialising in leadership, health and wellness for female leaders in the mining and resources sector.