Women Who Lead with Grace Honoring Women’s History Month

The world will be saved by the western woman.” – The Dalai Lama, Vancouver Peace Summit, 2009 

As I think about the Dalai Lama’s statement, I’m encouraged by the fact that I come from a long enduring lineage of powerful African American women; Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant, Madam CJ Walker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm , Ella Baker, Aileen Hernandez, Dorothy Height, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Walker, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Joyner-Kersey, Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Cicely Tyson, Mae Jemison, Barbara (Jordan and Lee), Shonda Rhimes, to name but a very small few…back to antiquity Auset, Queen Hatshepsut and Queen Nzinga.

Other powerful women who’ve made and are making a difference internationally include Mary Magdalene, Joan of Arc,

Mother Teresa, Indira Ghandi, Wangari Mathaai, Sobonfu Some’,

Benazir Bhutto, Ellen Johnson Serleaf, Isabel Allende,

Aung San Suu Kyi, Winona LaDuke, Wilma ManKiller,

Angela Davis, Josephine Baker, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, Yuri Kochiyama, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Queen Elizabeth II, and Michelle Obama.

Take a moment to think about your sheroes.

  • What can you learn from and about women leaders of cultural and social traditions different from your own? 
  • Are there one or two women who have been influential role models for you? 
  • What qualities do these women have in common? 
  • In what ways can you apply the lessons of their trials and tribulations to your life? 
  • In what ways can you cultivate greater influence and leadership? 
  • Is there a young woman that you could mentor?

Please share your view of the qualities and characteristics of women of influence, power and leadership that have made a difference in your life.

To learn more about your leadership capacity and potential, schedule a complimentary Cultivating Leadership Strategy Session with me. This is a 45-minute phone session to identify current challenges, explore new possibilities and determine next steps to leadership in your life. Schedule at: harriet@thewrightresort.com

“Women of every color, ethnicity, spiritual, cultural and educational background around the world are evolving as leaders, visionaries and agents of change to restore balance, peace and justice to heal humanity and the world.” – Harriet Tubman Wright

Finally, Happy Spring!  Buds are opening, flowers are blooming and signs of new life abound!  Something beautiful and exciting is being renewed in my life!  Stay tuned. I’ll share more soon…

Navigate Change with Greater Ease and Flow

Maintaining Healthy Boundaries is essential to navigate change. This involves shifting our attitudes and behaviors so that rather than stressing out about change, we learn to embrace it or accept it with greater ease.                                   

  1. Release worry about what you can’t control, such as technology, the traffic or your boss.“I choose to be the good and do the best in all my interactions.”

    When you shift your response, you shift your energy and can handle the situation from an empowered, positive place. 

  1. Accept change as a positive opportunity, not as a threat. Look for the good in it.“I embrace the opportunity to grow through each change in my life, so that I’m empowered and enriched.”

    When you adopt this mindset, it frees you up to explore other options and create viable solutions.                       

  1. Waterfalls on RocksMaintain healthy boundaries by learning when and how to say “No”, “No thank you”, or “no, not at this time,” without guilt, shame or apology.“I choose to maintain balance, flow and well-being by staying in my lane.”

    When you learn how to maintain healthy boundaries, you will gain greater self-respect and the respect of your family members, friends and colleagues, plus navigate change in healthier ways.

  1. Rather than taking life so seriously, lighten up, feel the joy and learn to laugh at yourself.“This too shall pass, so let me find joy and peace in this moment.”

    Laughing elevates your mood, shifts the energy and makes you feel good.

Affirmations are a helpful tool to shift your thinking over time. However, true mastery of your mindset means uprooting negative and false beliefs programmed from childhood that are still influencing your thoughts, words and actions.  Replacing disempowering programming with BodyMindSpirit Self-Care Practices will keep you aligned, balanced and in the flow through the internal and external changes of life.

Learn more at: https://www.thewrightresort.com/book/

 

Honoring Harriet Tubman as a Leader

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day 2015 theme is Make It Happen. Make It Happen is certainly a powerful Call to Action!

As I reflect on women in history who embodied the Make It Happen spirit, Harriet Tubman, well-known Conductor on the Underground Railroad comes to mind. After escaping slavery in 1849, she returned to the South 19 times beginning in 1850, and freed approximately 300 people from the bondage of slavery, including members of her family. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse, scout and sometime-spy for the Union army, mainly in South Carolina.

harriet-tubman_s640x780Harriet Tubman was an empowered leader, who has always been a spiritual guide and role model for me. She embodied vision, courage, faith, wisdom, resilience and more…with an unwavering commitment to her purpose.

Clearly Harriet Tubman was able to Make It Happen in co-creation, cooperation and collaboration with others through the Underground Railroad, a secret series of houses, tunnels and roads set up by abolitionists and former slaves. Her strong faith and trust in God was a key factor in the fulfillment of her purpose.

As you reflect on your own work and contributions to help others overcome the challenges of contemporary times, in what ways are you:

  • Standing in your natural power
  • Sharing your gifts and talents
  • Shining your light

to lead others to live their highest potential… and Make It Happen.  What is your Call to Action? 

Harriet Tubman ElderEvery great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
~ Harriet Tubman 

 

Stay tuned as we continue exploring Leadership Legacy Fruits of the Feminine in The Wright Resort Programs and Services. Learn more at: https://www.thewrightresort.com/fruits-of-the-feminine

 

Cultivating a Feminine Model of Leadership

biz-women-silouettesWith breakdowns in every sector of society; discord at the highest levels of governance, dysfunction within structures and systems that are simply no longer viable as originally intended, radical transformation is required.

New paradigms of leadership, engagement and community are called for. I fervently believe that:

These times call for women’s leadership, the re-emergence of the divine feminine with values of authenticity and equity; practices of co-creativity, cooperation, collaboration and community; a shared vision of relationship building, sustainability and justice for the highest good of the whole.

Although the patriarchy has caused pain for women and men, I’m not advocating that men be removed from positions of power. However, I am saying that women’s leadership, based on women expressing our true nature of birthing, tending, nurturing and co-creating, is imperative to restore balance and wholeness for the future of humanity, and in fact all sentient beings and the planet. 

Therefore, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to co-create a new model of partnership and leadership that is life-affirming, equitable and inclusive.

To explore the benefits of women cultivating the qualities of conscious, creative leadership, join us for:

Fruits of the Feminine Leadership Legacy Community Call 

Thursday, February 5, 2015
4:00pm – 5:15pm pacific, 7:00pm – 8:15pm eastern

OR

Friday, February 20, 2015
9:00am – 10:15am pacific, 12noon – 1:15pm eastern

 

www.thewrightresort.com/fruits-of-the-feminine-community-call 

You’ll come away from the call with greater clarity, motivation, energy and direction!

For more information: harriet@thewrightresort.com

Is Neglecting Your Soul Causing Your Stress?

In a world where stress, frustration and overwhelm characterize the environment that many people inhabit, I often wonder why it’s tolerated. Why do some people settle for, accept and even create circumstances in which they function in ordinary, average, mediocre ways.

And, how do some other people rise above the norm, aiming higher and demonstrating excellence, freedom and peace.

tulips and eggIn my work with mature women entrepreneurs and managers who feel undervalued, unappreciated and stressed, I’ve concluded that a fundamental cause of stress is not knowing and/or accepting your soul’s yearning, your divine purpose.

Not honoring that deep inner desire, the creative impulse, your true calling denies you and the world your greatest gift(s).

Imagine the seed that is never planted and not allowed to fulfill its innate purpose to grow, into a flower or food?

Imagine the egg that is not nurtured to maturity so that a new life is brought forth?

Imagine a world without the (r)evolutionary pioneers, artists, scientists, educators, leaders and other cultural creatives who by expressing their soul’s calling, sharing their unique brilliance, and making profound contributions uplift humanity in myriad ways?

Imagine living your life with the seed of genius and magnificence dormant, never realized or fulfilled?

I believe and know that if you’re not radiating your brilliance and magnificence, you are stressed…and it’s showing up in body, mind, spirit…relationships, finances, work. I also believe and know that you have the power to make different choices.

What are you choosing?

How do you want your life to be different?

Is there a dream or desire within you that wants to be fulfilled?

Let’s explore your options in a complimentary Seeding Success Strategy Session.

Contact:

harriet@thewrightresort.com   to schedule your session.

 

 

Women Who Lead with Grace

“The world will be saved by the western woman.” ~ The Dalai Lama, Vancouver Peace Summit, 2009

 

“Women of every color, ethnicity, cultural, spiritual, social and educational background around the world are evolving as leaders, visionaries and agents of change to restore balance, peace and justice to evolve humanity and the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman Wright, Oakland, CA, 2012

As I think about the Dalai Lama’s statement, I’m encouraged by the fact that I come from a long lineage of powerful Black women; Oprah, Maya, Iyanla, Sojourner, Harriet, Madam CJ, Fannie Lou, Rosa, Shirley, Gwendolyn,  Marian, Billie, Aretha, Mae, Barbara (Jordan and Lee), Angela, to name but a very small few…back to antiquity Auset, Queen Hatshepsut and Nzinga.

Other powerful women who’ve made a difference internationally come to mind such as Mary Magelene, Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Indira Ghandi, and more recently Wangari Mathaai, Benazir Bhutto, Ellen Johnson Serleaf, Aung San Suu Kyi and our own Michelle Obama.

Take a moment to think about your sheroes.

  • What can we learn from and about women leaders of cultural and social traditions different from our own?
  • Are there one or two women who have been influential role models for you?
  • What qualities do these women have in common?
  • In what ways can you apply the lessons of their trials and tribulations to your life?
  • Is there a young woman that you could mentor?

I invite you to share your view of the qualities and characteristics of women of influence, power and leadership that have made a difference in your life.

 

Learn about The Wright Resort Empowerment Salon: Fruits of the Feminine Cultivating a Legacy of Leadership to Liberate Ourselves and Our World, to be held on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 in Oakland, CA.
Fruits of the Feminine Empowerment Salon

YOUR SOUL SAFARI TO SUCCESS