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What makes a good female leader?

Kerry Thorneycroft, a project management team leader at Aberdeenshire Council was one of 10 guest speakers at the 'Empowering Women Inspiration Day' hosted at Leeds City Council on 6th February 2019.

Here is an extract of her story:

..I think it's so important for women to know.. the strongest tool you will have.. is your own voice, your own self and to accept that you are powerful.. and that power isn't scary. It doesn't make you less feminine.. it makes you able to change the world, change your life and the life of others around you who need your mentoring skills. It helps challenge opinions, stereo-typing..

It's OK to want and ask for more. It's OK to be a female and a good leader; a hedonist and a good leader; funny and a good leader; scared sometimes and a good leader..

Being a great leader is much more about being authentic, spotting the best parts of others and celebrating them.. of knowing your worth and others worth, and respecting both.

Kerry Thorneycroft

February 2019

Kerry was a participant on the Empowering Women leadership development programme. If you are interested in re-energising your own career, or know somebody in your organisation you can help in their journey.. look here .

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