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.
I want to kickoff this year’s #AprilAppreciations by appreciating all the incredible men in my life that have been there to encourage me, inspire me, & love me unconditionally, in every way, shape, or form! As many of you know, this last month I revealed a very dark time in my past, and I want to celebrate the men who have helped me believe in the goodness of men again.
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!
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.
This is such a powerful part of our life and I feel a part that has been so neglected. We tend to either ignore it, discard it, or don't give it enough attention and credibility in our life. There is power in resilience. Those days when you have been put to the test and your feet have been put to the fire, and you think, “I just can't go on.” Or the day that you feel there's a black cloud hanging over you. Every single one of us has had those days, those months, or those years. Yet, somehow we make it through.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could empower young people around the world to feel confident, strong, truly inspired, and empowered to stand up for what they stand for?
Joining the ranks of past speakers First Lady Michelle Obama, Allie Kline, Amy Robach, and many other amazing women, I will be speaking and working with the United Nations Foundation to empower, educate, and embolden the potential of young women around the world — one of my deepest passions!
Honored and thrilled to announce I will be a guest speaker at the United Nations Girl Up Global Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on July 11th!
Listen as Global Keynote Speaker & Master Facilitator, Holly Dowling, keynotes at the Home Depot Women's Link Forum and asks, "Who are you when no one's watching?"