We Often hear that Women shy away from the limelight and many a time it is because of their cultural background. I read in a Tweet today that the thought of stepping into a leadership role often intimidates women. Is Leadership only about Showing Up, Speaking Up and Stepping Up??
Here is a Woman, Elham Al Qasimi, who has shown not only mental & physical courage but also set out to achieve what she had set her mind on. Qasimi, a former investment banker who was born in Dubai but lived in the Unites States until she was 12, is believed to be the first Arab woman to set foot on the North Pole.
As Qasimi says “Women in the Middle East are half the population, They’re half the human capital, and they’re half that hasn’t been invested in properly.”
Qualities that makes Qasimi a leader, notwithstanding her expedition raising money for PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) and the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, are
*Clear Cut Vision of the future.
*Will to prepare and a methodical plan to achieve her vision
*Commitment in-spite of the odds & challenges she faced along the way.
*Empowering herself to do what she had set out to achieve. Translating words to action.
*She strived to achieve something that was greater than herself and for the greater good.
For the full article read CNN.COM