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For our International Women’s Day event, we worked hard to create a relevant and interesting topic, with a great panel to discuss our topic: Do women step on each other to get to the top?

With the event description below, here’s a range of videos to get you thinking about how women are portrayed and why they might feel the way they do – stepped on, or stepping on. Have you had such experiences? How did it make you feel? Come along, with your experiences, thoughts and feelings for an interesting session on how we can change the way women are viewed, how we view ourselves and how we view each other.

The hashtag for this event is #WMNStep

Event description
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” and she found lots of agreement across men and women for this admonition.

So what is the fate of women who not only don’t help other women in their careers, but hinder, sabotage and block?

As women’s groups everywhere celebrate International Women’s Day in March, Women Media Networks is hosting a panel discussion that is a little less conventional, and likely controversial, but relevant and real.

All of us probably have stories about women bosses and managers who were helpful or hellish. Or female colleagues who were catty instead of collegial. Some of us have also endured outright warfare as we advanced in our careers from our own “sisterhood”.

Are some of these anomalies and caricatures of the dreaded “lady boss”? Have things changed as more women take the helm of companies? Are there cultural elements at play, where patriarchal and traditional countries deliberately enjoy inflating the legend of terrible career women?

Or is it a cold, hard fact that most women prefer not to discuss openly?

Learn about the panel or book a ticket, here.

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Dare, Dream, Do: ways to begin living the life you always dreamed of

Would you like to lead a life that feels more authentic and true to your dreams? Are you ready to move beyond the trapping of goals that matter to others but not to you? Would you like to know how to feel more inspired and do the best work of your life? If yes, you are ready for the “Dare, Dream, Do” webinar.

 

Women Media Networks invites you to join the conversation with two inspiring and fabulous women - Whitney Johnson and Dr. Tanvi Gautam - who will share stories, practical tools and wisdom to help you reconnect with your dreams and live a more authentic and inspired life. The webinar builds on the wisdom from Whitney Johnson’s book by the same name and from Dr. Tanvi Gautam’s international workshops on women and the inner work of leadership.

Dr Tanvi Gautum also shares some inspiration for us, in advance of the event – and she advises to search around these pages well for extra inspiration!

Podcast #1 features Johnson and Gautum:

http://wowfactor.asia/podcast-with-whitney-johnson/

 

 

Podcast #2 features Johnson and Gautum talking more personally about their thousand dreams:

http://wowfactor.asia/a-conversation-to-launch-a-thousand-dreams/

 

To sign up for the event, click here.

 

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PRESS RELEASE from TEDx Happy Valley (interview opportunities)

 

Dr Elaine Dundon – Shares with Hong Kong how to turn rejection into a positive event.

 

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.”

 

So wrote Viktor Frankl, late Holocaust survivor, author of bestselling book, Man’s Search for Meaning, and the inspiration for Radical Resilience Week which will take place in Hong Kong, April 7-13, 2013.

 

Kicking off on Sunday, April 7 in conjunction with World Health Day, Radical Resilience Week is a series of community events designed to inspire, inform and motivate all who participate.

 

The organisers of TedxHappyValley are incredibly excited to announce that Dr Elaine Dundon will be a contributing speaker, and will be talking about facing rejection positively and with resilience. She’ll be sharing her wisdom and expertise on Innovation Management and finding meaning in life and work, throughout the week at the RRWHK events.

 

 

 

Elaine spent 13 years in the corporate world before founding The Innovation Group, a Global consulting firm based in the US which has advised hundreds of leaders and organisations on innovation strategy over the last 16 years.

 

Her bestselling book, ‘Seeds of Innovation’, sets out the nine step process by which companies can truly embrace innovation and explains that to find meaning and success, innovation needs to cover all aspects of a business. Critically, organisations need to learn how to be resilient, how to bounce back from external and internal set backs, to be prepared and ready to withstand the challenges that come their way. This is even more vital as company structures become ever more complex, supply chains more global and the economic situation more  challenging. When you consider that all this is set against the backdrop of a world where natural disasters, war, and political unrest are prevalent, it becomes clear what a vital tool resilience is in the modern world.

 

 

The skills companies need to embrace are as valid for individuals when facing the

challenges that are thrown at them. The hot topic in schools and at government level in many countries, is how to better incorporate basic skills of resilience into education, in order to better prepare children to face their challenges positively and to ensure we are developing robust and successful leaders of the future.

 

Understanding how pivotal personal resilience is, Elaine has focused on the “Human Side of Innovation” and specifically meaning, which she believes is the key focus for determining success in both life and work. When one has meaning, they have purpose and are more equipped to face life’s challenges head on and with resilience. Wishing to share these beliefs with others, Elaine co-founded The Opa! Way in 2010. She and her co founder, Dr Alex Pattakos have written a forthcoming book entitled The Opa! Way and are leading the Meaning Movement.

 

Elaine’s talk ‘It’s time to reject rejection’ will focus on how rejection challenges the powers of resilience and how in reframing events, and looking at them more positively, you better equip yourself for life.

 

INTERVIEWS FOR THE PRESS

Dr Dundon will be available for interviews on Monday 8th April at Ovolo and will be talking at the below times:

 

Tuesday 9th April 8-10am HKFC about her work at the Radical Resilience Active

 

Communications Speaker Showcase

Wednesday 10th April 7.30-9.30pm about Anthrocapitalism at Biscous as part of Green Drinks

 

For more information, to organise an interview or to attend any of the above events, please

contact bess@bonzapie.com
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I came across Women Media Networks when doing research for my own site, The Modern Bitch, in August 2012. At that point I thought it would be a dream to be part of WMN and eight months later I was given the opportunity to attend an event in celebration of International Women’s Day.
One thing that inspired me to create a site for young women in Hong Kong was a TED Talk by Tavi Gevinson, a teen blogger who discussed feminism and how she was still figuring things out. Feminism has always been something close to my heart and since I was a child, I’ve always looked up to women and had female role models whether it be lead singers in bands or successful women in the corporate world.
In the UK, where I grew up, teen pregnancy is high and many of my friends weren’t aiming high or thinking about their future. When I entered my early teens I started to become very ambitious and knew that a career was something I wanted and family would come later. By the time I graduated and an opportunity came along in the form of Hong Kong, I knew it was a calling and I had to push past my worries and fears. Two years on I have a stable job that I enjoy and continue to think about my future in terms of career first and family later.
The discussion started straight at the root, as the panel asked each other if women could really have it all? I personally believe that women can, but not everything will be in balance all the time. It also depends on the definition of  ’having it all’ as this differs for everyone. Most of the room agreed.
My version of having it all from a basic definition would be having a successful career while having a family at the same time. One thing I took away is that the definition is difficult to simplify because all kinds of complexities come into family and career such as, whether you have your own business – and how big it is – how big your family is, whether you’re a single parent… the list goes on.
Bobbi Campbell touched on the point that you have to be really good at what you do in order to have the right to tell people you’re leaving at 5.30pm and will be unavailable for certain hours. I completely agree. It involves years of hard work and staying late to work your way up to the top, which in turn makes you really good at what you do. This isn’t always easy for women who aren’t necessarily at the top and after doing a little research on Marissa Mayer and Yahoo!, it’s clear that having understandable employers who support your choice of working and raising a family is something that is vital in having balance.
Doubt is one of the biggest problems that I face while trying to succeed in work and managing my side projects. It was a relief when Mia Saini mentioned this and an even bigger relief when other women agreed. Confidence is something that I have struggled with from time to time and I had a lot of doubts when creating my website, especially over the name. I overcame this by using my instincts and asking myself, what’s the worst that can happen?
It was great to hear advice from Bobbi regarding checking a company’s culture before working there and she stressed the importance of being comfortable asking co-workers for help. It was reassuring to learn that some women have key influencers to aspire to, which helps them overcome the fear of asking.
Letting go of some control over your work and allowing others to step in was also a big talking point and Chris Bowers mentioned having to allow her staff to handle things for her after having twins. I thought about this and considered it a challenge in the future for me personally as I like to be in control of every little detail and think that other ambitious women might feel the same way. Bowers also mentioned that she met with personal development coaches to better herself in order to better her business. That is definitely something to take on board. Other people help you grow.
Towards the end of the discussion, Shea Stanley and others panel members talked about the future and what can be done now, to help change the stereotypical view of mothers. It’s important to educate children on equality and leading by example by sharing chores between the parents, so the mother isn’t doing it all and they don’t see just mum doing it all. There is also some advice for younger women in that they shouldn’t worry about the future or planning family. Just focus on pursuing something you love and figure out how family will fit in later on. Not only that, but do not doubt yourself. Just own it!
One of the main things that I can relate to and take away from the discussion is that women are still trying to figure it out. None of the women in the room that day had all the answers or a 101 on how to have a career and family at the same time. What I felt inspired by is that strong and successful women have come together to discuss this. I may have a long way to go in building a career for myself, but I learnt a lot during that discussion and I think it’s very important to expose younger women to these discussions to ensure the lives and roles of women continue to progress healthily.

Read more from Beth’s blog, The Modern Bitch.
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All too often we hear the words “you can have it all”, particularly when we see high-powered women, such as Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) claiming success in juggling both work and family (while building her own nursery at the office). Can we really have it all, or are we really kidding ourselves?
Before the event, WMN Founder and panelist Bobbi Campbell said, “I think we’ve come a long way towards equal rights, but there’s a very long way to go with regards to providing the infrastructure to support women who want successful careers and quality time with family.”
Our panelists included:
  • Bobbi Campbell, Founder of WMN, COO of The Red Flag Group and mother of two
  • Chris Bowers, event organizer, Founder of The Underground, rock goddess and mother of twins
  • Shea Stanley, co-founder & Chief Executive Insider of LittleStepsAsia.com and mother of two.
Moderating them was Bloomberg News Presenter Mia Saini, currently pregnant with her first child.
The event hastag was #wmndecon
“What does having it all mean?” asks Siani at the beginning of the event.
“What are your priorities?” questions Shea. If you have your priorities perhaps you can have it all – just not at the same time, she says. But yes, family, children etc do make it harder to take care of all the things that matter to you. Campbell admits that after getting married, her Blackberry become an annoying distraction. And now, she has two kids. When she founded WMN, she didn’t have such responsibilities.
When entrepreneur Bowers had children, she learned that she had to let people help her and let go of some of the control.
Campbell hated relenting control. Being 34 weeks pregnant and told she couldn’t fly was something that annoyed her. At the airport, fighting for her right to fly, she was shown a piece of paper showing that the airport authorities considered her to be ‘disabled’.
Stanley started her own business before she had children, because she thought it would be a better way for her to manage ‘having it all’. But as she points out, there are times, running your business, that you need to work til 4am and suddenly it seems better to pay someone else to outsource for you.
It’s true that you work harder and longer hours when you run your own business – I do, and I’m happier. But I don’t have children (or a dog, yet). On top, you do things that you wouldn’t have to do if you worked for the man. And when you take time off, you do end up having to make up for it later or lose jobs, clients and income.
But most people do work for the man, as Siani points out. So what can corporations do to help women with children? Or what do they do that doesn’t help?
The women all throw out experiences here. They always give you a look if you walk in late because the kids are sick. Recruiters don’t think you are presentable when you walk into an interview pregnant. So there are clear challenges here, despite supposed ‘understanding’ from the man.
Sometimes people think that going part time or working from home will be a good compromise and be better, but is it? Campbell admits to questioning whether she could do it all. And as Stanley points out, some jobs don’t allow for work-life balance. Bowers says that she had to question the same thing of herself. With her own business she recently discovered that she had to find her own advice about how to manage her course at work. Loving what she does, she is happy to be daring.
What is the culture you have as a corporate company? Campbell is responsible for building that culture at her own company. She believes that Google got it right for a long time. “Breed a culture of connections, and people will voice their thoughts. Managers should help staff; individuals succeed and you get productivity,” she advises.
Do you have to take on male roles in order to get things done? One audience member says that it’s important to think about these things when you pick a partner. Her husband is the one who takes their kids to the doctor. There’s a lot of letting go too, let dad do it his way and don’t nag.
If you work in a highly male-dominated industry, it is really difficult to slip back into work after having children. Siani admits that she left the banking industry because there were no women higher up the chain whose lives and work she wanted to replicate. Ex CFO of Lehman Bothers, Erin Callan, admitted in her book that she probably couldn’t have done that job, if she’d had kids.
Siani reminds us not to compare ourselves to others, because having it all has no set parameters. Apply your own meaning to it. Think ahead and consider where you’re heading because most corporations don’t care about your family. And if it’s a start-up, then you might also find that you can’t put family first.
Having it all is something you have to own. What does that mean to you? If you require a strong personal network of support, create it. If you need a great husband who can help with kids, look for that in a partner.
Campbell’s husband travels a lot. Her company understand that from 5.30-7.30 she is unavailable because she has to spend time with the kids. After that, she’s back online doing work. Her boss seems to be ok with that, but being good at what you do makes it easier for the boss to allow you to be human.
Of course, there are lots of single mothers out there too. So how can they be helped? Things like having a friend offer a play date or coming over to visit and talk with you can help.
With so many discussion points, ideas and thoughts, there just isn’t enough time at breakfast to cover this fascinating topic. But what was great, was that there were  a handful of men in the room. And that the conversation did turn to discuss partners and sharing responsibilities. After all, Having it All shouldn’t mean Having it All, All by Yourself, All on Your Own – should it?
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Among the WMN camp, we’ve been reading up in advance of our next event on Tuesday March  26th, Deconstructing the “Having It All” Myth.

So we thought we’d share this interesting story from a Hong Kong blogger, about the women who tried to make a change and disrupt the way things worked on the Newsroom Team, back in the 1970s.

This is a story that could almost have been buried, since the first settlement was out of court. Now, there’s even a book available, telling the story.

We’re feeling optimistic here, while we think things can still improve, let’s look at how far we’ve come!

Before Women Could “Lean In” The “Good Girls” Had to Revolt: Newsweek Researchers Rebelled 43 Years Ago This Week

 

 

On March 16, 1970 Newsweek ran a cover story “Women in Revolt” about the nascent women’s movement. That same day 46  female Newsweek researchers  and their lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton held a press conference announcing that they were filing an EEOC lawsuit against Newsweek.  This was the first female class action lawsuit. It charged Newsweek with discrimination in hiring and promotions. Newsweek had effectively constructed a female ghetto: the Research Department, full of female graduates of prestigious schools who could clip, fact check and research, but never analyse and report, and never ever rise to editor. Newsweek had developed a segregated system of journalism that divided research, reporting, writing, and editing roles solely on the basis of gender.

 

Read the rest here.

Original blog Copyright Jean P. O’Grady, J.D., M.L.S

 

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Community Business has recently shared a research paper carried out by Standard and Chartered in Hong Kong, about the number of women serving on boards in Hong Kong.

Funnily, I feel as though I have seen a number of strong women in Hong Kong – and I mean in politics. I always thought that Anson Chan was a solid politician and now we see people like Emily Lau and  Carrie Lau holding some awkward positions.

Aren’t Chinese women strong and determined? The aunties in my family are definitely not to be messed with and I always felt that some of the big local families are somewhat led by the matriarch – even (the rise and dip of) Sun Hung Kai includes the mother.

But apparently, Hong Kong scores shockingly low compared with other countries, when it comes to the number of women on boards.

In case you missed it, Community Business’s newsletter about the report went like this:

Yesterday we released our latest research, Standard Chartered Bank Women on Boards: Hang Seng Index 2013.

Whilst the needle is moving in the right direction, progress to increase the number of women on boards in Hong Kong remains very slow. In the last 12 months, the number of women has increased by just three and the number of female directorships by four, resulting in a total of 9.4% of all board directorships being held by women.
 


Our figures are consistent with statistics recently made available by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx), which looked at female representation on the boards of all 1,551 companies listed in Hong Kong. The overall figure as at January 31, 2013 is 10.7% compared with 10.3% as at May 31, 2012. 40% of boards listed in Hong Kong are all male.
 


We congratulate the companies with the highest percentage of women on their boards.  They are leading the way and we hope that more companies will follow.

Read the full report, here.

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We don’t usually promote other people’s events on WMN, because we take care and precision over how we curate our calendar for the year. But there’s one debate which is really worth the attention and AmCham HK are running a breakfast event before our next, which should nicely inform and ripen our ideas before the day.

In our Careers Blog (members only access) I recently posted some background and interview with Anne Marie Slaughter, who says that we can’t have it all and that women are not supported to have a career and children, while continuing to support and raise their children throughout their childhoods.

The AmCham event is titled Male Female Differences at Work:

 

The ‘fit’ between gender and the different stages in an organisation’s ‘lifecycle’ will be used to illustrate that it’s very unlikely that the same individual will be successful leading an organisation throughout its entire ‘life’.

 

 

The implications of this research for corporate careers and corporate success will be presented, as well as some development implications.

 

 

 

 

 

On March 26th, we will host our next eventDeconstructing the myth – having it all.

 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WMN HK are having a very special event. To those of you who went to last year’s exciting CASBAA event it will be a similar format and in the same fabulous Bloomberg auditorium.The panel discussion will feature WMN’s founder (and mother of two and the COO of The Red Flag Group) Bobbi Campbell, as well as guest speakers. It will be moderated by Mia Saini, a reporter for Bloomberg.

 

All too often we hear the words  ”you can have it all”, particularly when we see high-powered women, such as Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) claiming success in juggling both work and family. Is it true – can we really have it all, or are we really kidding ourselves? This controversial issue will be the focus of the panel’s discussions.

 

Please join us for our debate and share your ideas and thoughts with us before hand, on our social media platforms (#wmndecon)

 

@wmnasiapacific

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Our first event of the year was an exciting and fun one – which if you’re not morning person (I’m not), is just what you need. And I should mention, our kind hosts California Vintage did a great job with the menu (California breakfast muffin, yes please). Moreover, the topics and advice syncronised nicely with everything else that’s been going on in my life lately, both at home and at work.
The task for the event was Developing mindfulness, reliance and confidence, learning strategies and techniques to transform challenges and setback into opportunities.
Our speaker, Sally Dellow from Rock the Boat had promised a frenetic event with audience participation, which is what we got with our small but comfortable crowd.
“Are you dealing with VUCA? ” Asks Sally.
VUCA is Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. The term was coined in the 90s for those dealing with the military issues. It’s likely that you’ve felt this at work or home recently. We live in a VUCA world, which isn’t going to change, so we have to manage our reactions.
We’re asked to put down our bags and phones (as if that isn’t scary enough?) and shut our eyes. This is a grounding exercise, so we tune out everything but place our feet on the footrests and consider that we are planted on the stool and the stool is on the ground. We bring the energy up from the ground and into our bodies. Sally asks us to feel connected and say: “I am grounded. I am open”. This is a good way to check yourself in the busy world; it will help give you resilience.
Ever seen anyone shake when they’re giving a speech? In our daily lives, our fight or flight response will blind us. But then when we need it, adrenalin kicks in. Yet constant adrenalin is bad for us too. This is Sally’s killer cocktail – adrenalin and cortisol, those stress hormones, which will literally give you a heart attack.
With a chart provided by Sally, we look at the world around us.
Meet SCARF
Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, Fairness.
Engagement and motivation will make us move toward a person, job or situation. But bad feelings will give a fight or flight response, where of course, flight takes over (see image at bottom).
Another slide shows that 65% of us are disengaged, un-energised – or worse – through our work. You might not think it, but those feelings and sentiments lead to feelings of stress (it’s not just complacency). High stress gives a 23% increased risk of a heart attack.
Meanwhile, a survey in Hong Kong shows that 74% of white-collar respondents experienced short attention span, memory loss and difficulty processing tasks. Our brains need a rest too.
There’s more than one reason why we need to give ourselves a break and put ourselves first. Ever flown on an airplane? The answer is yes, I’m sure. Think about how we’re told on flights to place our own oxygen masks before helping others. It’s for a reason. We need to breath healthy oxygen and have clear minds in order to think in order to act – in order to be of help to others. It’s an analogy also used in twelve step groups to show that it is ok to put yourself first; it is not necessarily selfish.
We naturally think it’s bad to put ourselves first, but it’s not. So here’s another exercise. Think of two situations where you need extreme self-care. It could be having a lie-in on Saturday. It could be making a delicious meal. Commit to yourself that you will do it in the next seven days. Write it down. Go on!
And when you’re getting stressed, remember to take a moment to come back down to earth. Because you need to be resilient.
Resilience will help you
  • Bounce back from adversity
  • Overcome the stress of threatening circumstances
  • Adapt successfully to challenges
Resilience is actually genetic – some of us really are more resilient than others, according to Sally. Those who are more resilient tend to be highly committed to the things in our lives. The more threads we have that connect us to our world – friends, family, hobbies, work, societies etc the less we will be rocked when one of those threads breaks. Our zone of control is less highly shaken.
When everything goes wrong, we can control our bodies, thinking and even our feelings.
Sally shares tips for feeling in control:
Permanence: To have a positive and resilient mindset, see negative events as temporary.
Pervasiveness: If one thing is going badly, focus on where things are going well and remember that you are the same person across those situations.
Fully acknowledge the things you can and cannot control.
And finally, forget the three pillars of happiness – some people don’t feel happy but there is something that can be more important.
The five pillars of wellbeing (PERMA)
  1. Positive emotion
  2. Engagement
  3. Relationships
  4. Meaning
  5. Achievement
In this exercise (PDF attached at the bottom), take two coloured pens and mark your score in those areas (each ring is 25% with the lowest percentile in the centre. Make a mark in the correct ring for you, under that category). Do one colour for you and another colour for work in order to see where you’re at.
How perfect is your circle? Now think about how to move towards where you want to be.
What went well
Here’s an exercise to do every night. When something scores low, think about what your wish would be to change it. Doing this will help you to get your ideas and sense of gratitude in order. While this exercise seems simple, let it become a practice and it will really help. It will become part of your natural approach to looking at things in your life; it breeds positivity.
Respond don’t react
Don’t let your emotions take control of your behaviour. If you’re afraid, it’s because you think you’re facing a saber tooth tiger. But you always control your breathing and your body, so take control and loose the fight or flight response. Breath, smile, deflect and decide.
(You don’t need to be unemotional – process your emotions).
Mindfulness exercises are plentiful
Shut your eyes and practice your smile without interruption.
Hormones can also help:
  • Connect with people and it releases Oxytocin along with sentiments of trust, loyalty and openness.
  • Laugh, serotonin gives perspective and stops you from muffling your words.
  • Be mindful, it lowers the stress hormone of Cortisol. Slow down, don’t get bowled along by life.
  • Exercise gives endorphins, which gives women a bigger hit than men. Just move around and feel more euphoric.
Well after an hour of inspiration, it’s time to STOP.
  • Sit
  • Take a breath
  • Observe
  • Prioritise

There’s a great list of short, tweeted takeaways here:
Please share and repost this blog and follow us
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As some of you know, our first event of the year is coming up – and it’s part of the breakfast series so I really hope that California Vintage, our kind hosts, have good coffee. I’m a coffee snob.

But let’s not digress. I was hoping to find and share all kinds of interesting blogs around our topic for Wednesday, but with CNY and other things, I haven’t read anything that came my way, which fit. And I didn’t have time to search things out.

So here’s a note from me.

What I’m excited about for this event is that it follows on nicely from our last event at CASBAA. While Emma Reynolds, Mia Saini, Mariko Sanchanta and Joanne Ooi did a great job at disrupting our lunch hours, our ideas and getting us in the mood for changing things up, this event will be a great way of extending those sentiments.

 

Sally Dellow from Rock the Boat plans to share strategies and techniques to transform challenges and setbacks into opportunities. Well, ‘rock the boat’ already implies a bit of disruption, so I hope she’s ready to wake us all up.
During my degree, I faced a setback when a proposal for an exhibition was refused due to good old British Health & Safety. I was upset and taken aback – I was a first year student. My tutor told me to turn it around and create something in reaction to that. All I wanted to do was hide inside and eat biscuits and drink tea. It was winter. Somehow, I managed to combine my first idea, my tutor’s comments and my desire to hibernate into one, tiny art piece, which made the biggest statement to the powers that be. That was my first lesson in disruption.
Since then, I’m always looking for ways to do things differently and better – not bigger, better, faster, stronger, but with a better outcome for all those involved. As the Director of my creative services agency, I always have to consider setbacks and challenges. I have to warn my clients about them. While I admit to being able to do that, I’m less often required to turn something bad into something good, so Wednesday morning will be a real treat for me because I think that’s one area where I fall short. I get stressed, before being able to think things out.
Sally has promised lots of audience participation, which judging by our last event, will go down really well.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.

As a pre-event teaser, Rock the Boat have asked “think about which animal type you are and how this impacts on your reaction to adversity, so you can learn how to control and adapt your reactions.”

Wednesday 20 Feb, 2013
8:00am – Registration and networking; 8:30am – Talk begins

9:30am – Wrap

California Vintage
Shop 110, Brim 28
28 Harbour Road
Wan Chai

Cost: Free for members, $100 for non-members. Breakfast available to purchase.

To sign up, please click here.

 

Twitter
The event hashtag will be #wmntransform.
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