Leadership skills: What glass ceiling (slides)


What glass ceiling?

Leadership skills for women

“Companies that have more than three women in management positions tend to have better return on equity and assets than do those with fewer women.”

~Ginka Toegel, Forbes.com

A study by Women’s Way regarding volunteering found that…

• 83% acquired, improved or developed their leadership skills

• 62% enhanced their problem-solving skills

• 57% improved their organization/multitasking abilities

• 53% enhanced their marketing skills

Female Kiwanis leaders in 2011-12…

• Club presidents=1,754 of 6,216

• Lieutenant governors=234 of 847

• Governors=9 of 49


• On KIF Board=1of 15

• On KI Board=3 of 19

I Care!


Each other

Our global family

I ntegrity

C ompassion

A ccountability

R espect

E xcellence




Integrity is…

• Doing the right thing when no-one is watching

• Doing the right thing when everyone is watching

• Living your honesty

• Putting your values into action

• The foundation of your character

• Your personal moral compass

What you say your values are



What your behaviors are


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

~Margaret Mead,

American anthropologist

A female leader…

• Finds the need

• Finds the solution

• Finds the help

• Finds the money


Accountability means…

• Showing up!

• Following the rules

• Admitting your mistakes and making them right

• Standing tall in your responsibilities

“A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt,

First Lady 1933-1945

Civil Rights Supporter


• Respect builds trust

• Trust builds relationships

• Relationships build collaborations

• Collaborations build projects to support children

• Successful projects build communities

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame with us.”

~Albert Schweitzer, German philosopher, physician, Nobel Peace Prize winner


“Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't."

~Margaret Thatcher,

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Excellence is…

• Pulling it all together

• Knowing that you have mattered

• When Kiwanis leadership is no longer something you do, but someone you are!

• When Kiwanis leadership is something that you love!



True authentic passion…

• Gives you courage to do the right thing

• Makes you happy

• Allows you to really listen

• Helps you to find our purpose


I Am Sold Myself!

Find your purpose; find your passion.

Find your passion; find your purpose.

How to…

• Stop

• Look

• Listen

• Think

• Respond

I ntegrity

C ompassion

A ccountability

R espect

E xcellence



Now let’s go change the world one child and one community at a time!