These days, women in the early rise of their career can’t fall down without hitting a support network, website, book, blog or guru focused on helping them getting and staying on the right track to launch their careers. But as women begin to rise in their careers to senior leadership roles levels, the resources, networks, and general discussion begins to thin out a bit. We’ve set a path for ourselves personally and professionally and have figured out how to make it all work. But nearly every last one of us needs someone in our life to tell us we CAN do it and we SHOULD do it – to cheerlead and push. We need a champion, each of us.
Kris Lien leads North 40 Digital, a marketing consultancy working with businesses of all sizes to enhance their digital capabilities. With nearly 20 years working on brands like the Minnesota Twins, MLB.com, and Capella University, Kris is also dad to 2 kids, a 9 year-old daughter and 4-year old son. He’s growing a business but still makes time for the good stuff with his family.
My dad tells the story that on the day I was born, I exited the womb demanding to know, “who used to be in charge here?” Confidence has never been something I’ve lacked – for better or for worse – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t experience self doubt. The trick is to not let it dictate your actions.
The Ponytail Posse is a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team in Shoreview, MN. They are an all-girl team in an increasingly gender-diverse program from FIRST, an international robotics and engineering program with activities from kindergarten through high school. This team has been together since elementary school, starting with FIRST’s Lego...