In the Turning Anger into Power class we offer at the Finishing School for Modern Women, we talk about the importance of not labeling emotions as “good” or “bad,” and see them instead as clues that hint at action that needs to be taken. For example: Anger is a catalyst, to spur you into action to go from “Oh, hell no,” to “Now what.” I take what we teach seriously, and work to live my life by our teachings. My anger over what I learned from the statistical data from the Focus
This is a list of the actions we came up with at our meeting. After groups brainstormed on action ideas in 5 categories, participants voted on their favorites, by placing stickers of different colors on their first, second and third choices. As we compiled the actions, we assigned a point value to each sticker color and tallied the votes.
Points Women in Government Actions
54 Support candidates (vote, serve on committees, walk neighborhoods)
42 Helping overcome b
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Finishing School for Modern Women, with the help of Britten Kuckelman, brought 100 women and men together to brainstorm on how we can make the business climate better for women in Wichita. To focus the conversation, we broke the topic into five categories: Talent Drain Wage Gap Leadership in the Workplace Women in Government Women Entrepreneurs Joining the category that they were most passionate about, participants combined their big brainpower
I went to the Wichita Community Foundation’s Focus Forward program on Monday. What I discovered in that hour and a half, shook me to my core. I left that meeting feeling like I’d woken up from a long abusive relationship to finally realize how futile it is to hope that things will ever change in Wichita. This city I love, and that I’ve worked hard to make a better place, is not a friendly place for women in business. I went home, and immediately opened my computer to research