Women – how far have we come?
Never before have we, as women, been holding so much power to shape the future. Women outnumber men as graduates from Australian Universities, and recent studies are saying that more than 50% of women in Australia are now the primary breadwinners in their family. Have you heard the claims that “the largest growing economic force in the world isn’t China or India – its WOMEN?”
Paradoxically, we are also hearing that we’ve never been more unhappy. Despite the obvious benefits that feminism has brought us, its fruits have not necessarily included personal or spiritual fulfilment. If you’re feeling subtle yet persistent anxiety or depression in spite of the possibilities for greatness you can sense, you are not alone.
In fact, the majority of women in OECD countries today experience a profound and painful gap between the highest potentials we intuit for our life and the way that our lives actually show up on a day-to-day basis. We sense the possibility for so much more. We’ve gained the freedom to do, be and have anything we want, yet we haven’t necessarily cultivated the power to cause our lives to flourish and thrive.
We now have more freedom, money, education and opportunity than any other generation of women in history, yet we often feel powerless to create those things that we want most: relatedness, creative self-expression, meaning, purpose, authentic community and a sense of aliveness. The restlessness that we are feeling is a call to action. A critical call that I have heard from many places; from the boardroom to the corner shop to the community group to my close circle of friends.
Much of the work we do at Ignite Coaching Australia, is to help women to re-connect to their authentic voice. Our clients report that our coaching programs help them to find meaning in their work and a sense of aliveness and creative self-expression. Our next AS SHE SPEAKS public program is on Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Monash University Business School, Caulfield Campus.
Click here to find out more or call Mary about one of our other programs on 0428 934 597.
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