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MARCH 2018 ISSUE

Women Empowered Global (WEG) is a not-for-profit organization that works with experts from around the world to design knowledge tools as part of a localized strategy to help women in business or corporate professions achieve leadership goals more effectively and efficiently. We offer coaching, mentoring and leadership accelerator programs to enhance their skills, unlock their full potential and achieve greater leadership success in their career or business. 

 

A message from our CEO

Dear Ladies

I would also like to announce that we are launching an international networking event for women in Sri Lanka next month on the 23rd of April 2018. Please follow our facebook and website (WomenEmpowered.global) to stay updated. 

In this months digest, we have the leadership column by our Slovenia partner, Sonja Klopčič on tips for leaders. I am sure you will find much needed inspiration and advice here. I would also like to invite you to make your personal reflections as you go through our 'HeartTalk' feature this month taken with Edith Nordmann from the Netherlands.

Remember to also catch the weekly dose of the 'Think a Minute' online series. If you have any questions for our Boldness Coach Vaneese Johnson, please feel free to contact us and we shall sort you out!

Everything we do at Women Empowered Global is to empower, engage and encourage women to be the best version of themselves and help them realize their true potential.

 

We are here to help you live your dream.

 

Senela Jayasuriya-Abeynaike

senela@womenempowered.global

Senela Jayasuriya-Abeynaike, CEO of Women Empowered Global was presented the "Women Icons Asia 2018 Award" at the BERG Summit in Singapore.

March 2018 updates

Our CEO Senela was a speaker among a panel of eminent guests at a thought-leadership discussion organized by MAS Active for International Women's Day.

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Thought leadership

Senela concludes an energetic training for women in the Maldives, organized by McQuire Rens and Jones.

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International programs

Senela conducted a powerful and engaging workshop on assertiveness. Organized by McQuire Rens and Jones.

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Building corporate teams

Our CEO Senela conducted an energetic and empowering address for a group of aspiring women to celebrate  International Women's Day. 

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Company-specific

Our CEO Senela concludes a very dynamic and vibrant workshop on 'Breaking bad habits'. Organized by McQuire Rens and Jones.

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Public workshops

We are launching something new and exciting!

HeartTalk

The WEG HeartTalk® platform was designed by us to showcase the heart of leaders around the world; leaders who are passionate about what they do and are committed to seeing change and advancement.   

 

It is all about understanding the glass-ceiling, identifying the cracks and using those cracks as leverage to break through it, as a business owner, team leader or employee.

This month's 'HeartTalk' feature: Edith Nordmann

Edith Nordmann was born in Switzerland. She moved to Amsterdam The Netherlands at the age of 20 when getting married. After her three children were born she went to Law school in Amsterdam. Being a mother of 3 young children and studying law at the same time worked out very well. Within 3 years she obtained her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degree whereas she would fully take care of the children herself together with her husband. 

1.  What is your definition of women empowerment?

To encourage women and girls to develop themselves to the fullest of their potential.

 

2. What motivated you to get involved in being inspirational for change?

I felt extremely privileged to be able to get a good education and work as a lawyer where I could use my professional knowledge to help others. This gave me a strong urge to pay it forward by using my professional knowledge and experience and invest my time and expertise to help others....

 

Click HERE to read her full interview with us.

Have you seen the latest 'Think a Minute' episodes?

Being a working woman and multitasking can feel overwhelming sometimes! Looking for some quick powerful motivation to get through your week or day?  Then this is the place for you.

 

Women Empowered Global's online series 'Think a Minute' returns with more inspiring and powerful episodes featuring the award-winning Boldness Coach, Vaneese Johnson (USA).

 

If you feel like you need to get back on track, and find your level of bold, then tune in for a new episode every week.

 

If you haven't seen the latest episodes yet, click HERE to be inspired NOW.

 

Follow the episodes with the tag  #WEGThinkaMinute on Facebook.

 

Be empowered and inspired as a leader with our global partner Sonja Klopčič.

She is our global partner from Slovenia brings to you - 'Ideas for Leaders'. Inspirational, practical and very useful tips for you to improve yourself as a leader and inspire others. She is the author of the book "The Energy inside leadership".

 

Sonja is a developer of new era leadership, and describes real business stories with a personal touch. Follow this column in our monthly digest for leadership tips to help you be instrumental and more impactful in your walk in leadership.

Leadership Tip #2 : Resolutions: Slip-Ups Are Allowed

For new year or other milestones we often have various resolutions for change or goals we want to achieve. Now we are just at the time when many give up on their resolutions, perhaps because they missed a day in their plan, or have set their goals too high, or the cause lies elsewhere.

Carol S. Dweck, in her book Mindset, says this on the subject: "People with a flexible mindset do not only make New Year's resolutions, then wait to see if they will keep them. They understand that to lose weight they need a plan. What habits must be developed in order to achieve the benefits they want?"

Myth says that to form a new habit it takes 21 days. However, people are different from one another and a more recent study (Lally, van Jaarsveld, Potts and Wardle, 2009) showed a huge range of days, but on average we need 66. On the other hand, the habit formation is not affected if we omit or miss a day in the process. Carol S. Dweck says that people with a flexible mindset know that the lapses will occur. Therefore, instead of beating themselves up, they ask themselves: "What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I'm in this situation?" This is not a battle between your good and bad self. This is a learning process.

So do not give up if everything does not go according to plan. It never does. Treat yourself to some slip-ups.

 

Enjoy on your new path.

 

This month's thought provoking snippet

Let go of what has already happened

 

Life is a rollercoaster ride, we are all aware of that. We go through the ups and the downs, sometimes we go down a little too hard and hurt ourselves, but we should immediately be prepared for the motion taking us up.

You see, unfortunate events happen to anyone and everyone in this world; these events can cause turmoil in our lives and could even wound us deeper than we thought and make the scars linger on as a constant reminder. Bad things happen, but that does not mean you should let them distract you from the now, most people, though they think they are moving on with their lives, are actually virtually stuck in the past; it could be a long held grudge, the inability to forgive someone or the inability to forget something that happened ages ago.

We as humans tend to look at the mistakes we made or unfortunate incidents which took place in our past and regret them, wishing how different things would be today if that one thing never happened, but guess what? Your past is not going to come behind you and place itself on a sliver plate for you to magically undo all the things you wish didn’t happen,  whatever happened in the past is already done and dusted, and we need to prepare ourselves to ride the rollercoaster back up again.

If you continue to live in regret while constantly looking back at your past, you will never be happy in the present, instead you’ll still linger on in the past, a thousand steps behind where you are supposed to be today. Whatever happened in the past is irrelevant to the present context, yes those past events can hurt you, but if you simply learn to forgive and forget, you will be doing yourself a huge favour. Life is not a rollercoaster ride if you don't learn how to pick yourself up or even crawl yourself out of the mud.

Just like what Edna Mode from The Incredibles said, "I never look back. It distracts from the now."

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