What an overnight bus has to do with women and power












It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but not because I haven’t thought of writing.  I could say it’s been a busy fall, and it has. But the truth is over the last few months, I just haven’t been able to muster words that feel meaningful.

As someone who helps organizations to be more inclusive, and individuals to make more powerful connections through meaningful communication, I believe in the power of dialogue. I work to help women communicate with power, authority and authenticity so that they can be fully seen and heard at work. I work with organizations who want to bridge differences of culture, gender and generation.  Inclusion is at the heart of my work.

So the outcome of the American election and the deep divisions that it has exposed have been disheartening, to say the least. It seems simplistic to talk about inclusive communication when the gaps between so many seem suddenly so impossibly wide. With so much to say, but unsure where to begin, I’ve felt silenced.

This weekend, I’m hopping on a charter bus to join the Women’s March on Washington. Why would I give a much-needed weekend at home to spend two (likely sleepless) nights on a bus? For days, I’ve been asking myself.

This question was put to me by the Ottawa Citizen earlier this week. And in the op ed I wrote for them, I found my answer, and my voice.

Read it here.

Have a look, and  let me know your thoughts here…

Have a great weekend, all.



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