I read an article this week about the importance of surrounding yourselves with a so called tribe – people who are going through similar experiences in work and leadership. The gist of it was saying that having a few people around you who can identify with the highs and lows of your vocation, can provide encouragement, inspiration and motivation to keep going and set out to achieve your goals.
The article was writing to mainly a Start-up readership but it reminded me of a huge part of why Sophia Network exists; to empower and equip women in leadership. We can only achieve this together and we are here to be a witness to the fact that as women in leadership, we are not a minority but our leadership is intentional and full of purpose and that many of us are leaders with amazing gifts and talents. So let us be your tribe, to encourage you in your leadership!
What’s up this month?
- Judy Morris writes this month’s book review on The Pastor’s Wife by Gloria Furman. Judy has been married to David who has just retired having been a Baptist Minister for the past 39 years, so we think she is eminently qualified to comment on this book!
- Judy recognised that a book, which seeks to encourage Minister’s spouses, should include the husband of a Minister. We asked Sophia Network’s Trustee, Martin Hardwidge to share part of his experience as the Pastor’s Husband.
- Gill Morgan has a passion to see people play the music, which is contained in their souls and she originally wrote this reflective piece for Café Leadership but wanted to share it with Sophia Network. We love it and think it can inspire great reflective thought on our leadership journeys!
- This month's interview is with Joy Madeiros, Oasis Group CEO. Joy gives us insight into her leadership journey, how to interpret the phrase - 'having it all' and how important perspective is in leadership.
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