*This post was previously published while I worked at The Prevention Researcher on September 30th, 2009; a journal on adolescent development.
“To own and wield the wisdom of leadership is to claim ourselves, to recognize the strong force that we already are, to stop falling into the traps of social conditioning that would keep us small, and to stand in full sovereignty over our own lives.” –Dede Henley in The Secret of Sovereignty
Personally I’ve always pushed myself hard, whether it is to do well in school, to become a more advanced soccer coach, a better pet owner, a more rounded person, or a stronger life partner and friend. During the spring of 2008 I went to a one-day conference on Women’s Leadership sponsored by the Dede Henley Group. Inspired by this one-day conference, I signed up for a 9-month course called “Women Leading Women.” Our entire class met once…
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