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Sisterhood, Hustle, and Purpose:

Unlocking Your Authentic Leadership

Hey there, women-in-charge! Let’s talk hustle, heart, and the holy grail of leadership: purpose.

We juggle deadlines, boardrooms, and bedtime stories, all while chasing that elusive “success.” But somewhere in the whirlwind, have you stopped to ask yourself, “What fuels my fire? What makes this rollercoaster ride worth it?”

When it comes to living leadership out loud with a deep sense of purpose, Malala Yousafzai is a true inspiration.

From defying the Taliban to championing global education, Malala’s journey is a testament to the power of purpose-driven leadership. At just 15, she was shot for advocating for girls’ education in her native Pakistan. Instead of cowering, Malala used her platform to amplify her message, becoming a global icon for human rights and educational equality.

Here’s how Malala embodies the principles of authentic leadership:

  • Clarity of purpose: Malala’s purpose is crystal clear: to ensure every girl has access to quality education. This unwavering focus guides her every decision and action.
  • Authentic voice: Malala speaks her truth, even when it’s uncomfortable. She doesn’t shy away from challenging the status quo and advocating for what she believes in.
  • Empowering others: Malala’s leadership isn’t about dictating; it’s about empowering others. She founded the Malala Fund to support girls’ education initiatives around the world, creating a ripple effect of change.
  • Leading by example: Malala’s courage and resilience inspire millions. She shows us that even the smallest voice can make a difference and that fighting for what’s right is always worth it.

Malala’s story is a powerful reminder that authentic leadership isn’t about titles or authority; it’s about living your purpose with passion and conviction. She inspires us to find our own voices, use our platforms for good, and make a positive impact on the world.

Here are some other examples of women living their leadership out loud:

  • Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand: Known for her empathy, compassion, and decisive leadership, Ardern has navigated her country through crises like the Christchurch mosque shootings and the COVID-19 pandemic with grace and strength.
  • Oprah Winfrey, media mogul and philanthropist: Winfrey has used her platform to empower women, champion social justice, and inspire millions with her message of hope and resilience.
  • Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States: Obama is a tireless advocate for education, health, and military families. She uses her voice to break down barriers and create opportunities for all.
women in leadership finding their purpose

These are just a few examples of the countless women who are leading with purpose and making a difference in the world. Their stories remind us that we all have the power to be authentic leaders and that our purpose is waiting to be unlocked.

So, let’s all take a page from Malala’s book and start living our leadership out loud. Let’s find our purpose, use our voices, and make the world a better place, one step at a time.

Remember, your purpose is your superpower. Unleash it and watch your leadership shine!

That, my dears, is the essence of authentic leadership. It’s not just about titles and trophies; it’s about the why behind the win. So, let’s ditch the one-size-fits-all purpose statements and embrace the dynamic dance of purpose mastery.

In my latest coaching session, we threw open the doors to this purpose playground. We explored how purpose isn’t a fixed destination, but a winding path that twists and turns with every sunrise. We crafted purpose statements that weren’t just words on paper, but living testaments to our values and dreams. Think: being fiercely present for your tribe, crushing it in your career, and leaving a ripple of good in the world – all woven into the tapestry of your purpose.

Here’s the truth bomb, sisters: purpose isn’t something we find, it’s something we create. It’s the GPS that guides us through life’s detours and keeps our hearts humming with passion. And guess what? I’m here to be your co-pilot on this journey of purpose mastery.

Picture this: you, radiating confidence and clarity, leading with an authenticity that ignites not just results, but inspiration. That’s the power of purpose, and it’s within reach, my friend.

So, let’s ditch the self-doubt and embrace the beautiful mess of purpose evolution. Let’s turn our daily actions into brushstrokes on the canvas of our purpose. Let’s unlock the leadership that’s been waiting to shine, a beacon of authenticity that lights the way for others.

Remember, this is an ongoing adventure, and I’m your cheerleader, your guide, and your partner in purpose crime. So, grab your compass, sisters, and let’s transform our leadership into a force for good, one purpose-driven step at a time.

Now, go out there and make your purpose your masterpiece!

With love and fierce support,


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Marilyn Dollar - The Woman's Coach

They call me the C-Suite Whisperer.

High-Performance Coach For Leaders and CEO’s. It’s time to embrace your true identity and grow into your next achievement!

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