Shakti Women is growing.
It is growing rather rapidly. This is great news. It is also an ideal time to remember why we started Shakti Women and our shared vision for the future.
Shakti Women was launched as we all wanted to be a part of an organisation that supported ambitious women. Women who had a dream and a purpose. Women who wanted to get themselves where they needed to go.
Throughout my career, I had seen too many brilliant, inspirational people falling by the wayside because they didn’t have the support or the skills they needed or the space to put their dreams at the top of their to-do lists.
I felt a sense of personal frustration when bosses told me that I should be pleased with how far I’d come, whilst making it clear that the road thereafter was not for me.
Our belief is that each woman has a unique purpose and ability and that all of us have the power to shine.
I also saw too many women continually re-skilling and up-skilling, not because they needed to but because they never felt quite good enough for the next step up the career or business ladder.
I also wanted Shakti to help our “go-getters” to rise so that we could identify and help shape the leaders of tomorrow.
At the heart of Shakti is our belief that each woman has a unique purpose and ability and that all of us have the power to shine.
But we also recognise that not all women want to take those steps. There are still more of us that are content to let life turn us into drifters, giving away our power with each diversion from our path.
That is the reality of the world.