Launching the InspireHer Society - Our Story
Have you ever noticed you were treated differently at work? Has society always defaulted the man as the expert and the woman as a support?
In 2017, a group of highly skilled and professional ladies came together and realized they shared something in common: they all experience the workplace differently. With women now transitioning into leadership roles, a profound change is already under way. There is now a new style of leader with different attributes and perspectives than what was traditionally before. That is when the members of the InspireHer Society realized that there is an opportunity and now was the time to seize it.
After a year of hard work and dedication, the InspireHer Society was founded by deeply intelligent and intensely practical women. These women wanted to share their experience of being treated differently than their male counterparts. It's now time for new styles of leaderships and women are ready to gain the mentorship they need to progress in their careers.
On January 25, 2018, the InspireHer Society launched their first event "New Year, New You" as a celebration of their accomplishment, but also a promise to women that they will continue to create workshops of value. The event allowed women to get a new head shot photo taken by a professional photographer, enjoy delicious food and connect with like-minded women who realize that profound changes are being made to old business models.
This event was a success, with over 50 people attending the Pint on Jasper. Women shared their ideas that and strategies that would be important for their career success.
The InspireHer society hopes to continue it's legacy, and grow the events to attract more women in the Edmonton area. "It's about giving them something of value", said Tamreen, the President of InspireHer "We want these women to walk away from our events feeling like they gained something practical that they can apply to their day-to-day lives".