In this podcast, Robyn shares the story of her personal and professional development. Starting her career when she did, Robyn was at the unique intersection between the older generation of women to arrive in the workplace and the new generation coming up. She describes the older “pantsuit” world in which women found success emulating male attitudes and behaviors. And then compares that to the new generation that celebrates diversity and the unique skills and talents women bring to the workforce.
She talks about how women need to embrace their diversity. It is that diversity that allows for greater innovation and new business development strategies. Her advice to women in today’s workforce: “Stop wearing the pantsuit to succeed.”
Being a strong leader who helps other women become leaders, Robyn emphasizes the importance of confidence. She also describes the value of women’s organizations that promote women’s leadership. She draws on her own impressive background on this to give guidance on starting a women’s leadership group. Here are the some of the key takeaways she talks about:
- The 6 basic factors that make women’s groups successful
- How to make the business case for a women’s leadership group
- The first action steps necessary to put a group into place