Caminatas de Mentoreo Vital Voices, Miami 2021

Caminatas de Mentoreo Vital Voices, Miami 2021

El 6 de marzo de 2021, un increíble grupo de mujeres líderes consolidadas y jóvenes prometedoras se encontraron en nuestras plataformas de Zoom y Youtube para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer y vivir la sexta edición (y la primera online) de las Caminatas de Mentoreo de Vital Voices en Miami!

Estamos sumamente agradecidas de haber podido realizar este evento pese a la crisis por la pandemia, y creemos firmemente que adaptar nuestro formato trajo consigo numerosos beneficios, como la cantidad de mentoras y aprendices de Miami, diferentes partes de EEUU y la región latinoamericana que recibimos durante el día.

Aquel sábado por la mañana, WE Evolution | Vital Voices Miami logró un punto de encuentro entre mujeres exitosas y líderes emergentes, permitiéndoles conversar y compartir experiencias, e impulsando la construcción de un nuevo escenario con cambios revolucionarios en el plano de lo local y lo global a la vez que el desarrollo y crecimiento personal y profesional de las participantes.

Más de cien mujeres se encontraron para compartir un momento inspirador lleno de lecciones por aprender, historias cargadas de significado y sabiduría colectiva. Aun más importante, todas pudieron comenzar a construir una nueva red de conexiones con mujeres comprometidas y dispuestas a ayudar. Allí radica el verdadero poder, en poder liberar nuestras Voces Interiores y volvernos más fuertes entre todas. More than a hundred women met to share an inspiring moment filled with lessons to be learned, insightful stories and shared wisdom.

Queremos agradecer a todas por hacer que este evento fuese tan increíble y por compartir su tiempo con otras para construir un mundo mejor. ¿Qué mejor manera de celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer que inspirándonos entre todas y creciendo juntas? Gracias a las participantes por comprometerse a transitar este increíble programa anual y a nuestras increíbles invitadas disertantes: Alyse Nelson, Donna Orender, Claudia Rostagno, Desireé Ortíz Rodríguez y Mariana Castro.

Las invitamos a todas a mantenerse conectadas con este movimiento que busca la equidad, prosperidad y evolución llevada a cabo por mujeres líderes de todo el mundo!

Puedes ver la primera parte del evento en calidad full HD en nuestro canal de Youtube.

Para ver la primera parte del evento en Youtube, visita: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWLES-17o8&t=1861s

Para más información sobre esta iniciativa global, visita: https://www.vitalvoices.org/global-mentoring-walks/ 

Caminatas de Mentoreo Vital Voices, Miami 2021

Votal Voices Mentoring Walk|Talk, Miami 2021

On March 6th, 2021, an incredible group of established leaders and promising young women met in our Zoom and Youtube platform to celebrate International Women’s Day and experience the sixth edition (and the first hosted virtually) of the Vital Voices Miami Mentoring Walk!

We are extremely grateful to have been able to host this event given the pandemic crisis and believe that adapting our format could also bring numerous benefits, like the amount of mentors and mentees from all around the world we received.

That Saturday morning, WE Evolution | Vital Voices Miami brought successful and emerging women leaders by allowing them to talk and share experiences, setting the stage for a revolutionary local and global change and pursuing personal and professional development for more than 130 attendants.

More than a hundred women met to share an inspiring moment filled with lessons to be learned, insightful stories and shared wisdom. More importantly, we all got to start building our brand new network of committed women and sharing and connecting with others. There relies the true power, liberating our Inner Voices and getting stronger together.

We would like to thank all of you for making this happen and sharing your time with others to build a better world. Can you think of a better way to celebrate Women’s Day than inspiring each other and growing together? We certainly cannot. Thank you all participants for committing to this amazing program and to our incredible guest speakers: Alyse Nelson, Donna Orender, Claudia Rostagno, Desireé Ortíz Rodríguez and Mariana Castro.

We invite all of you to stay connected with this movement that seeks equity, prosperity and evolution driven by women leaders from all around the world.

Check out the first part of the event recorded in full HD quality on our Youtube channel!

To check out the first part of the event on Youtube, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWLES-17o8&t=1861s

For further information about this global initiative, visit: https://www.vitalvoices.org/global-mentoring-walks/ 

Caminatas de Mentoreo Voces Vitales, Miami 2021

Caminatas de Mentoreo Voces Vitales, Miami 2021

¡Invitando a mujeres líderes, emprendedoras y estudiantes de la comunidad a un impactante e inspirador evento por el Día Internacional de la Mujer!

WE Evolution presenta la Sexta Edición de sus Caminatas de Mentoreo Globales de Vital Voices, esta vez en su versión VIRTUAL.

Miami, Florida, Febrero, 2021  – WE Evolution anunció la presentación de la sexta versión de las Caminatas de Mentoreo de Vital Voices el día 6 de marzo de 2021 en su nuevo formato virtual. La edición del año anterior, llevada a cabo en Tierra Santa Healing House – Faena Hotel Miami Beach, reunió a más de 150 mujeres y recibió a Geraldine Laybourne, Presidente de la Junta y Madrina de las Caminatas de Mentoreo Globales de Vital Voices.

La edición de este año se llevará a cabo mediante una plataforma virtual, por lo que en vez de caminar, ¡usaremos todo nuestro tiempo para hablar! La actividad de 60 minutos consiste en un diálogo entre mentoras y aprendices que discutirán y compartirán sus experiencias. Vital Voices motiva a todas las participantes a construir una conexión a largo plazo, en la cual la mentora apoya y aconseja a su aprendiz mientras ésta continúa creciendo y prosperando.

Seas una mujer exitosa con experiencia profesional y conocimiento para compartir, o una emprendedora, profesional o estudiante (de cualquier edad) con potencial de liderazgo y lista para expandir su red de contactos, ¡queremos que te unas a nosotras este año!

Futuras mentoras, queremos invitarlas a aprovechar esta oportunidad de contribuir a la “cadena de favores” en su comunidad, donando su tiempo y energía e invirtiéndolos en la próxima generación de mujeres líderes.

Futuras aprendices, las invitamos a participar y aprender de estas líderes establecidas que van a guiarlas, inspirarlas y aconsejarlas para lograr todos sus objetivos, tanto personales como profesionales. Si estás dispuesta a crecer como líder y abrir tus posibilidades, este es tú programa.

Quienes adquieran acceso al evento (NOTA: todas las estudiantes acceden gratuitamente) podrán disfrutar también de nuestro PROGRAMA ANUAL VITAL VOICES MIAMI – WE EVOLUTION 2021. Esto significa iniciar tu año activamente con este evento y continuarlo así mientras generas nuevos contactos e inviertes en tu crecimiento personal y profesional. Todo esto a la vez que participas en nuestro programa exclusivo de desarrollo personal y actividades de empoderamiento y mentoreo.

Maria Gabriela Hoch, Fundadora y Directora Ejecutiva de WE Evolution,  “Las mentorías son como una vela. Una puede encender muchas otras luces sin perder la intensidad de la suya, y así crear más calidez y mejor luz para toda la comunidad”.

Claudia Rostagno, Directora de Marketing y Comunicación en FedEx, “Creo que todas las mujeres somos, en cierta forma, hermanas, y que estamos aquí para guiarnos y apoyarnos entre nosotras, mientras que aprendemos las unas de las otras”.

Las Caminatas de Mentoreo se llevarán a cabo el sábado, 6 de marzo de 2021, desde las 10 a.m. hasta las 12 p.m. ET a través de una plataforma virtual. La fecha límite para aplicar al programa es el 22 de febrero de 2021 – o cuando se acaben las plazas disponibles.

Para reservar tu lugar y participar en este evento visita: https://bit.ly/VirtualMentoringWalkMiami2021

Para más información acerca de esta iniciativa global, visita: https://www.vitalvoices.org/global-mentoring-walks/

Caminatas de Mentoreo Voces Vitales, Miami 2021

Votal Voices Mentoring Walk, Miami 2021

Calling all women leaders, entrepreneurs and students in our community for an inspiring and impactful International Women’s Day celebration!

WE Evolution Hosts Sixth Edition of the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk in Miami, this time in its VIRTUAL format.

Miami, Florida, February, 2021 – WE Evolution announced that it will be hosting the sixth edition of the Vital Voices Mentoring Walk on March 6th, 2021, this time in its online format. Last year’s edition, held at Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami, gathered more than 150 women and welcomed Geraldine Laybourne, Vital Voices Chair of the Board and Godmother of the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walks.

This year’s edition will be held via a virtual platform, so there will be no walking, and all about the talking! The 60-minute activity consists of a dialogue between mentors and mentees, paired by our matching program, both discussing and sharing their experiences. You are encouraged to build a long-lasting relationship in which the mentor supports and advises her mentee as she continues to grow and prosper.

Whether you are a successful woman with impactful professional experience to share, or an all-aged entrepreneur, young professional or student with leadership potential ready to expand her network, we want you to join us this year.

Prospective mentors, we encourage you to embrace this opportunity to “pay it forward,” and donate your time and energy to invest in the next generation of women leaders. 

Prospective mentees, if you are a woman willing to take your leadership to a new level, we encourage you to participate and learn from these established women leaders who will guide and advise you on achieving your personal and professional goals. 

While purchasing the access (NOTE: all students register for free), participants will also enjoy our entire VITAL VOICES MIAMI – WE EVOLUTION PROGRAM 2021. This means starting the year with this event and keeping it up while making new connections and investing in personal and professional growth, while participating in our exclusive self-development program and activities.

Maria Gabriela Hoch (Founder & Executive Director of WE Evolution): “Mentorship is like a candle, one can light many without losing it’s glow and will thus create more heat and better light”.

Claudia Rostagno (Director Marketing and Communications at FedEx): “I believe all of us women to be sisters, and we are here to support and guide one another, and also learn from each other”.

The Mentoring Walk will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET through our virtual platform. The deadline to submit applications is February 22nd, 2021 or when we run out of places. 

To reserve your spot and participate in this event please visit: https://bit.ly/VirtualMentoringWalkMiami2021

For further information about this global initiative, visit: https://www.vitalvoices.org/global-mentoring-walks/ 

Reinventing Myself                in a time of worldwide shift.

Reinventing Myself in a time of worldwide shift.

By Helena M. Herrero Lamuedra

“You want a revolution,
I want a revelation.
So listen to my declaration.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

 

These times of global turmoil demand personal and professional reinvention. With many others you will feel the urge of reinventing yourself. This article is a mosaic of personal experiences, as well as valuable insights gathered from conversations with coaching clients. It is aimed to spark a reflective pathway to start a journey of reinvention.

Many of us (mostly those with careers in corporate America) usually reach a point (prompted by stage of life, stage of the business, or stage of circumstance), in which we ask ourselves why and how to move forward with our lives -personally and professionally. We have forged a reputation backed by solid and successful careers based on 3 or 4 tricks that we do very well and which have permitted us to score some serious successes. So why change? And why now?

The current COVID-19 new-normal is providing a state-of-the-art springboard for personal reinvention. It metamorphosed the world as we knew it in a few days, tearing down “the way things were” into a new norm. The nudge to reinvent ourselves is self-evident. Many of us don’t have places to go back to, or careers to resume, or business opportunities to realize. As Eric McNulty (Harvard University) says, resilience is not the ability to bounce back, but to bounce forward.

So here we are, without a world to go back to, and unsure where to bounce forward.

Prof. Carol Dweck (Stanford University and author) has laid the invaluable concepts of fixed and growth mindset. In my appreciation a fixed mindset is “the world is as it is. I am as I am. And that is that.”. Growth mindset as I see it deals with the concept of “things transform. There are many possible futures, and I can change.”

This second framework constitutes a venue for exploration, a radical necessary activity to realize personal reinvention. As Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO) states, moving from a place of experts to a mindset of learners permits breakthroughs in technology… personally and professionally. When we are in the learner mindset, we are curious and ask questions; we allow ourselves to laugh at the incongruencies; we seek the company of others (and listen to them!); and we crowdsource our way forward.

Learning is about expanding what is known (the cozy, comfortable, predictable, “and who I am”), to allow ourselves some discomfort by trying and testing what we have never done. It’s about allowing revolution, revelation, declaration… or the three of them at the same time! It is moving from “this is who I am” to “this is what I am becoming” and opening endless possibilities. This is a state-of-mind that practitioners in design thinking and futures thinking leverage systematically. It can yield surprising, expanded and inclusive results.

In my personal experience, the practice of yoga constituted a “via regia”. It has taught me to explore flexibility, find inner space, stretch where it seems I couldn’t, and see things from different perspectives as I do upside-down poses. Finding a nurturing conversation between body and mind relays in four pillars: balance, strength, flexibility and opening. And most importantly, transitioning in and out of poses, finding and letting go in the flow.

Let me share 5 suggested-to-do strategies, certainly not new, that I “bundled” around the journey of personal reinvention, to prompt action for those that are ready to try:

1. Be aware of the company you keep: the motivational speaker Jim Rohn states that you are (at least in part) a result of the 5 people you more frequently and extensively interact with. Design who you will pick as partners for your journey, make sure your buddies embody curiosity, exploration, and a good sense of humor..

 2. Design your day-to-day for exploration: if you want to lose weight, don’t leave a cake on your kitchen counter! Give yourself space and time to try new things, such as brushing your teeth with “the other hand”. That will start to create “memories” of “things done differently”.

 3. Exercise!: whatever you do, use your full lung capacity, raise your metabolism, elevate your cellular vibration. It is easier to change when your body is prepared and willing to. Convert your body into your ally for reinvention.

 4. Use frequently the “what if” mind frame, as in “what if I can respond differently?”, “what if she didn’t mean what I thought?”, “what if there is another way to solve this?” Unstuck your brain from “there is only one possible way”, and start entertaining other possibilities.

 5. Keep a diary: collect your thoughts, and see your new self revealing in the pages. Articulating in handwriting your thoughts will reduce anxiety and create some distance with emotions, and will prompt reflection and subsequent action.

Last but not least, when in doubt, revert to Ralph Waldo Emerson words: “Every wall is a door”.

Happy reinvention!