Last week, I attended SheSays Chicago’s International Women’s Day panel discussion at Leo Burnett. It was a lively discussion on creating a more gender-inclusive world, filled with inspiration and humor.
Below are a few top quotes from the panelists and audience members:
If we apply innovation and startup principles, we can create solutions to our problems.
Keeping it inside yourself, not moving forward, is he problem.
I want to get to the point where we’re not criticized for the choices me make.
Karen Gordon, Founder, Chief Design Facilitator, WE Design Think
You can balance being who you are, but remind yourself of your intention.
Be opinionated when you need to.
–Pooka Merai, Design Strategist, Salesforce
It would be hard to do a day without women because women can’t NOT do.
There’s a business cost when you don’t bring your whole self to the table.
We show up not just for ourselves but for he thousands of other women behind us.
My goal is to help all these guys become advocates for women.
Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder, I.c. stars
It’s important that [men] are actively involved in the conversation and listening. We don’t always know what we’re doing.
Britt Nolan, CCO, Leo Burnett
Leaders who can balance EQ and IQ with loving kindness will succeed, whether male or female.
Andrew Swinand, CEO, Leo Burnett
At the end of the event, there was a challenge presented to all of us to spend more time mentoring other women.
How will you #BeBoldforChange?