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Saturday, March 24th

Name + title: Carolyn de Voest, Principal at Better Your Best Coaching

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Importance of supporting other women: In general I think that men do a better job of leaving it on the field and going for a beer after to discuss their next business opportunity.  It’s my vision to see an increased presence of female leadership at all levels of an organization-especially boards.  In order for this to occur I believe that more women need to unite to open doors for one another and praise the female leaders that have come before them.  Together we are stronger and can positively influence some of the many challenges facing women in business from overcoming stereotypes of strong female leaders being aggressive to helping more working mothers artfully balance there many many responsibilities.

Why Carolyn rocks: Most of my current work is supporting female executives and entrepreneurs in a one-on-one setting.  The results are extraordinary to witness when women realize that they don’t have to be perfect, that they can speak their mind and learning through action is key to moving forward.

One of the areas that I’m especially passionate about is supporting the female tennis players of the WTA.  Here the power is in observing them take full control of their careers by using their own voice.  Also encouraging athletes to expand their personal visions to see a successful life not just on the tennis court but off it as well.

Words to live by: “TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS, WE MUST NOT ONLY ACT, BUT ALSO DREAM; NOT ONLY PLAN, BUT ALSO BELIEVE.” ANATOLE FRANCE

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