1 Million Women By 2030. Challenge Accepted.
A million women? Sounds like a lot, right? Well, when it comes to a game of truth or dare, I’ve always been a “dare” kind of gal. And when someone dares me to do something, I don’t stop until it’s done. Turns out, you’re never too old to play.
Jane Lovas, Ph.D., challenged me on her podcast to reach a million women by 2030. At first, I was worried. How will I reach a MILLION women in just 8 years’ time? A MILLION? That’s two million ears and two million eyes. How could I possibly get that many people to see and hear me in less than a decade?
Well, while I’ve still got a long way to go, I’ve already come a long way – and I believe anyone can do the same!
Jane became a part of the #1MillionWomenBy2030 challenge because she wants to see a million women of color sitting at the tables of their dreams by 2030. And by the tables of their dreams, Jane means C-Suite, Sales Leadership, Sales Leaderboard, and Entrepreneurs’ tables.
Sounds easy enough (well, not really). But here’s the catch. The reason why these women are struggling to achieve their goals is because most of them lack access to the tools, resources, and financial fluency they need to get there.
I want to coach a MILLION Black and Brown women by 2030. I want to train woman who are too good to be ignored. I want to nurture women who, like me, are sick and tired of watching other people take seats with THEIR names on ‘em.
I believe every woman is one in a million. That’s why I give them the gentle nudge (well, shove) they need to take charge of their life and make a change for the better – forever. But to achieve this, these women need to know how to sell to the C-Suite. They need to feel confident addressing a room full of men, commanding authority and demanding respect using their God-given SUPERPOWERS. Whatever that may be.
The secret, really, is that EVERYONE is a salesperson – whether you’re convincing your toddler to put their shoes on in the morning or telling the pale, stale, male authority figures in power that you should be at their table. As female leaders, we need to learn about products, we need to learn about money, and we need to learn about our OWN power when it comes to influencing people to buy into what you’re saying.
To listen in on my chat with Jane for yourself, you can check it out here. I’ve conquered my fair share of challenges in my life – and this one doesn’t scare me. I know what it’s like to feel like the only one in the room, but I also know what it takes to get the seat you deserve at the table you want. I WILL help a million women do the same by 2030. I hope you’ll be one of ‘em.