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Her Circle Leadership Newsletter - July

Featured Blog Post from Leslie Grossman

How to Be More Courageous Like Cassidy Hutchinson

Courage is a word rarely used by the media to describe women. That is, until June 28, 2022. Cassidy Hutchinson will be remembered as a woman of courage since testifying for the January 6 Committee hearing. It’s a time for each of us to ask ourselves, “what kind of inner courage do I have?” How often have you shut down and not spoken up when your inner-self told you to do otherwise? Would any of us put our careers at risk by speaking up about what we know to be the truth or would we be silent and be part of a cover-up?

Hutchinson’s action made me curious about how many women, around the world, may have shown courage and in doing so, risked their reputation, their future, their life, not to mention friends and family? I did a little research and it turns out that women are being courageous every day. Less than one year ago Frances Haugen, a former project manager at Facebook, testified before Congress that children were being exploited at Meta/Facebook. A year earlier, computer scientist Timnit Gebru challenged Google on their ethics. And, who would not remember Malala Yousafzai who continued to speak worldwide about educating girls after she was shot in the head by the Taliban as a young girl? Few today are aware that in 1950 a lone female US Senator, Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, after only a year in office, became the first member of Congress to condemn publicly on the floor of the Senate, the anti-Communist witch hunt led by her fellow Republican Senator, Joseph McCarthy.

Take only 15 minutes to listen to the Her Circle Leadership ’15 on Friday’ podcast, and hear how Cassidy Hutchinson embodied the 7 tenets of leadership that are at the forefront of Her Circle Leadership, which trains women leaders, coaches, consultants and HR/DE&I trainers through our programs.

Where does this courage come from and how is it expressed? Listen to the podcast above and discover what strengths each successful woman needs to be able to speak up and be heard – not only in the face of an insurrection – but to those who may challenge, demean or shut down her voice in the workplace or in any challenging situation. It is the 7 tenets of Her Circle Leadership, that strengthens our inner self and gives us the confidence to achieve what we desire and to speak up with courage.

Nine Coaches and Consultants Complete the first Cohort of the Her Circle Leadership Coach Certification Program!


Deanna Brown, Boise Idaho

Eglantina Gjermeni, Albania/Austria

Monica Hutton, Indiana

Samantha Luna, New Mexico

Kathy Opp, Idaho

Charlie Palumbo, Arizona

Glynn Perry, Kentucky

Lauren Supina, DC/Maryland

Jennifer Todd, DC/Maryland

They will each be featured, along with their bios, on the Her Circle Leadership website in the Certified Coaches section soon!

The next Coaching Certificate Cohort begins October 17th. For more information and to register, click here.


Upcoming Events

October 12 - October 14, 2022

Whatever the organizational climate, key actions and behaviors learned in this program will create better leaders:

  1. Leading with vision and purpose

  2. Building trusted relationships and influential networks

  3. Language, voice, and leadership presence

  4. Powerful conversations to build trust and ensure accountability and engagement

  5. Negotiate with skill and ease

  6. The mindfulness of confidence

  7. The courage to lead, speak up and be heard

Participants will have the opportunity to network and build community with guest speakers and participating women leaders throughout the three days.

Her Circle Leadership Founder Leslie Grossman Leads the Her Circle Leadership Certificate Program - Fall Cohort Learn more about the Her Circle Leadership Coaching Certification program here.

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November 9th and 10th

Women Leaders on the Rise is a 2-day inaugural program, specifically designed for first-time women managers and women who have the aptitude and interest in taking on management roles. The experience supports women in developing leadership and management skills to enable career success, while addressing obstacles they may face early in their careers.


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