As our branches prepare to nominate a new set of officers to lead AAUW in our communities, let's remember that it is an honor rather than a burden to be seen by our peers as worthy of leading - it's a sign that they are ready to follow you!
Eleanor Roosevelt stated that “Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world…” As we look for members to step up to take leadership roles in our branch, Eleanor has words of encouragement:
* Claim Your Right to be a Leader
* Shake Things Up
* Be Bold and Principled
* Stick to the Mission
Find your voices and inspire others to find theirs. Remember to avoid the “5 Cancers,” described by Steven Covey in “Eighth Habit:” criticism, complaining, comparing, competing and contending. Claim your right to be a leader! Step up to volunteer to lead your branch/state and continue the AAUW mission in your community! You can do it!
---Special thanks to the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown Branch for providing these words of inspiration