Put On Your Red Shoes and Talk at TEDWomen!

Here’s the kind of DM (direct message) that keeps me awake when it’s time to go to sleep, on a Sunday evening:

From @bizshrink : “Notice the shoes” and a link to a TED talk.

So, of course, I followed the link, clicked, waited a few seconds with the now famous TED jingle, and I discovered an islandic woman on red stilettos walking her talk, straightly and warmly!

You can watch the TED talk here

“Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 (I counted 4) traditionally “feminine” values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.”

The 4 “feminine” values according to Halla:

  • Risk Awareness
  • Straight Talking
  • Emotional Capital
  • Profit with Principles

What I loved most in her speech?

When she talks about strong, courageous, independent women vikings  (just picture her dressed as a viking /viqueen with red leather boots…?)

When she evokes the day when she understood , at 7, the power of women in economy and in the society.

And when she says:

“It’s not about women being better than men, it’s actually about women being different than men, bringing different values and different ways to the table.

So, what do you get? You get better decision making. You get less herd behaviour. And both of those things hit your bottom line with very positive results.”

So what are you waiting for?

Put on your red shoes and dance the NOW Leadership with Anne Pershel and me!

Hint: next NOW Leadership Blog Carnival, published on the 15th of December, will be about Women, Power and The Irresistible Red Stilettos…

If you’re tempted, you can still join us, as long as you bring your powered shoes along, we provide the hot and spicy red wine, the music and the Christmas Carnival Venue!

7 thoughts

  1. Awesome!!! & the red shoes…makes me think of Dorothy and her success, not just in helping and learning herself, but to help a whole community of “munchkins. 🙂 Her stick-to-it-ive-ness, her never giving up on goodness and people–getting others to be their best and believe in their own power!! Wow!

    1. Exactly, Laura!
      Dorothy wears her magical shoes and when she clicks the heels 3 times (yes, remember, the rule of 3!!!!) she finds the way back home, to her real self and she helps others find their way too! Awesome!
      We have so much that we can learn from fairy tales, myths and stories!

  2. Love it, love it, got the red patent powered shoes, the attitude to match them and everything that we all women have to make a difference, to do it differently. I’m in.
    Lorena

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