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Girl power

Girl power has always been a thing for me.
I played softball and soccer growing up and rugby in college.
Moving around a lot means sometimes it’s difficult to find a good crew of strong women.
Women who take pride in both mental and physical strength.

At my new office, the strong women abound! Gym junkees, meditators, former ruggers, data nerds and gymnasts. What really sealed the deal for me about this crew was one evening we were all sitting around our big conference table. It was right after we’d finished writing our annual 360s.  I started talking about this thing I do when I undercut myself.  When I act like I don’t know anything about something, when in fact I know quite a bit. Why do I do that?  I expressed wanting to get better at that. Wanting to speak up more.

We started talking about leaning in.

And sure enough about a week later, the girl power exchange began.
A small group message, sharing this little gem:

To which my colleague replied, “Aw yeah she can!”



5 comments on “Girl power

  1. grafiks43
    January 28, 2015

    Sara, Excellent video. Wish more women thought that way. I hate wimpy women and there a lot of them. I need to get more excercise myself. Thanks for sending this, Bob Hodgin

  2. Peesta
    January 28, 2015

    Strongbad Women Warriors!

  3. GWGA
    February 1, 2015

    Love the video!

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