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Prominent TV Anchor Robin Roberts Set A Goal For Herself At A Young Age And Went On To Achieve It
Compiled by Doug Thompson
She believes a key factor was the confidence she gained through college athletics - plus the support of loving parents. While attending Southeastern Louisiana University during the early 1980s, Robin Roberts, who today is a news anchor for ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” was making news on the basketball court. She ended her career as the school’s third all-time leading scorer and rebounder. During her senior season, she averaged 15.2 points per game.
But encouraged by her college coaches to write down a mission statement for her future, Roberts, who graduated cum laude with a communications degree, took out a piece of paper and admits her answer was a slam-dunk. She wrote, “ESPN in 1990.”
The failure to recognize choices is creating a new disorder that I call the Cinderella Complex
by Marlene Chism
Founder of www.stopyourdrama.com
“I want it all” I heard a woman say at a recent Authentic Power workshop. That statement made me realize that this state of mind––of wanting it all and believing that “getting it all” is possible–– is creating a lot of guilt and stress.
Women want it all, including balance and the end result is stress. The guilt comes from having incongruent values: The woman who takes a career break to stay home with her children may feel unproductive because she is out of the career loop. The woman who travels or has a high-powered career may believe she is failing as a mother if she doesn’t bake homemade cookies for PTA. The paradox is this: the only way to achieve balance is to make choices. The very word “choice” means giving up one thing to have another. Trying to have it all or be it all is the very thing that makes balance so illusive.
Traditionally 'Male' Qualities Such As Having The Courage Of Your Convictions Are Necessary To The Successful Training Of Women Managers
by Carolyn Grossman
Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships
WITI (Women in Technology International)
I climbed the corporate ladder wearing expensive pin stripes and Ferragamo heels for almost twenty-five years. Readers will know exactly what that climb entailed: I worked 12-hour days, produced the deliverables, offered (yes, offered) to get the coffee, hung up the coats, called for taxis. I bit my tongue, argued compellingly, conceded graciously that the gentleman re-phrasing my point was absolutely correct. Usually, I was the only woman at the conference table.
A survey by the Women Presidents' Organization shows that companies owned and run by women tend to be cost-effective and successful - thus setting an encouraging example for example for younger women coming out of college
By Dr. Marsha Firestone
Founder, Women Presidents’ Organization
With all the uncertainty in the business world right now, I look with satisfaction on one bright spot: the success of entrepreneurial women. Even as the Dow is sinking, women entrepreneurs are growing their businesses and taking compensation right up there with the Inc. 500 executives.
Just as important, women business owners are proving to younger women coming out of college that owning their own businesses is the fast track to success.