I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of young women at Villanova University on the topic of creating their own personal brand. I was impressed by the support system the University has created for young women that goes beyond their classwork and includes bringing a variety of professional voices to the campus to supplement their experiences.
I’m not sure I ever broke through the glass ceiling. I think I simply left the glass house to work in the fresh air.
On this particular evening, the topic was Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling. This is a deceptive topic for me because although I’ve held corporate positions at an executive level, it wasn’t until I left the corporate world that I had the freedom to shape my projects from the top down, delivering superior results for my clients, through my own vision. So I’m not sure I broke through the glass ceiling. I think I simply left the glass house and now operate in the fresh air.
Villanova has posted a recording of my talk on YouTube and I’d welcome your comments.