In celebration of International Women’s Day, how do we make it easier to prepare women to contribute to these boards? Each year in March, United Way puts on a program that does just that. It is called Project Inclusion. It is facilitated by J.R. Locke of Hampton University. It is an intensive six-week program that prepares women, minorities, and other people to participate in the boardrooms of non-profit organizations.
Joy Fisher-Sykes had the pleasure of presenting to this year’s group of Project Inclusion students. Joy shared her innovative techniques on how to bring more diversity to the boardroom. Joy also taught the students how to handle challenging, diverse situations that can arise from time-to-time. The presentation was a combination of lecture, workshop, and all fun. “It is an opportunity for students who are interested in sitting on boards and learning the skills to do that,” says Joy.
So what can you do to make every day International Women’s Day? Be proactive and prepare yourself for possible opportunities. You can help pull other women up by reaching back and sharing your knowledge and experience with other women so that they are prepared. You will be glad you did.