Fundamentals of Leadership

Understanding Your Leadership Style

Start focusing on your strengths, rather than your weaknesses.

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Too many times, we focus on the “what if’s”. What if something goes wrong? What if I’m not competent enough? What if I fail? It’s about time we start focusing on our strengths, rather than our weaknesses. Strength based leadership is about focusing on your strengths, and delegating tasks that you’re not as good at to others who are more skilled and experienced.

Whether we’re talking about weathering storms, or navigating our paths forward, the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves is taking the time to figure out what kind of leader we aspire to be. We all have different leadership styles and ways to connect with others.

That being said, the InspireHer Society created a workshop with guiding exercises to help women understand how to be their authentic self. Too often, we talk about leadership in opposition and comparison, rather than about different leadership approaches. On February 22, 2018 and March 1, 2018, the InspireHer Society held a two-part workshop called “The Fundamentals of Leadership” at the Board N Brew Cafe. This workshop had candid conversation and allowed participants a chance to better understanding themselves through mindful exercises. Women were provided with a hot meal, a printed leadership package and a chance to network with like-minded individuals.

At the end of the day this workshop explored values-based leadership and guided participants through activities to identify their personal leadership values. Part two of the workshop examined strengths-based leadership and helped participants discover  their natural strengths and talents. In return, participants were able to apply their knowledge outside the workshop setting.

The InspireHer Society hopes to continue offering this workshop throughout the year as a valuable experience for all women. Please check out our events to discover more about upcoming programs offered by the InspireHer Society!

New Year, New You

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".