Most organizations are seeking solutions on how to attract, retain and advance women. Many men — I believe up to 30 percent want to help. The challenge is knowing what to do on a daily basis to demonstrate advocacy.
I met Holly Dowling recently when we connected through Sonia Bueno de la Torre. It was clear from the get-go that Holly and I had a lot in common. Holly focuses on strength-based leadership and change management, now specializing in corporate women’s empowerment. She has consulted for major companies such as Facebook, IBM, Gap, Wells Fargo, and now is working with the United Nations and their Girl Up initiative.
As an adult, my secret little safe space has always been a bedroom closet. Nobody could get to me, find me, hear me or see me when I disappeared behind the door to my closet.
No matter what culture they live in around the world, women want to know, most of all, that they are not alone. Holly’s mission is to share that message and why and how they can be true to themselves and live their passion. Universally, women look outside of themselves for permission to be who they are and go after their dreams. Holly sees many women break down in tears when they realize that they have been allowing the lack of permission to hold them back. They are liberated by the understanding and the epiphany that comes with knowing they have the power to choose. Holly urges women to see every day as the gift it is. When Holly considers her day, she asks, will this client give me joy?
Holly Dowling had the absolute pleasure of being invited to lead the December webinar for the SAP Women's Growth Webinar Series. This well-received webinar was held on both December 7th & 8th, and brought women together from all over the world, both internal & external to SAP.
Congratulations to Global Keynote Speaker & Inspirational Thought Leader Holly Dowling, who has been named the winner of two 2016 Silver Stevie® Awards for Women in Business in both The Female Entrepreneur of the Year & Women Helping Women categories!
Holly Dowling, speaker, corporate facilitator and consultant, is brought into companies like Microsoft, Facebook, IBM and Wells Fargo to stand before their team and literally light them up. She does it well, which is why she’s invited by companies all over the world. Her unique approach has led companies to discover new opportunities for success and discover untapped potential and paths to leadership. Holly’s passion and enthusiasm for life was built from her own challenges in life that enabled her to see not only the potential in herself, but in others.
It was my pleasure to join the ranks of Martha Raddatz, Amy Cuddy, Sallie Krawcheck, Jacki Zehner, Joan Lunden, & Supermodel EMME when I made a guest appearance on “Women to Watch” with Susan Rocco yesterday.
Why do we stay stuck in things that make us miserable? Whether it’s a job, a relationship or a state of mind, we often feel more comfortable complaining than quitting. We’ve all been this woman, or maybe you’ve been friends with the woman who, when asked “How’s work?” replies with a low groan then, in a justifying tone explains, “I’ve already invested so much time in it, and the pay is decent…” and yada yada yada. Ask yourself these two questions: Does it make you happy? If not, then what does?
Holly Dowling truly encompasses the mantra “Live life with a passion”. She is renowned for her dynamic and unique approach in leading both individuals and companies to their highest levels of performance and discovering new opportunities for success.
I’m so excited to introduce you to my new friend and kindred spirit, Holly Dowling. Holly’s a global expert on Strengths-based leadership, and her gift is helping people rediscover what really matters in their lives and embrace a better version of themselves. On this week’s episode of Glambition Radio, Holly shares stories about the personal challenges that led to her own reinvention, and explains why remembering the simple things in life and giving yourself permission to change are the secrets to fulfillment and great leadership.