Linda Fisk is a multi-award-winning leader, keynote speaker, best-selling author and university professor dedicated to amplifying and extending the success of other high-caliber business leaders. She is the Founder and CEO of LeadHERship Global, a community of unstoppable women enhancing their leadership blueprint and embracing their power to be the best version of themselves- in work and life. In LeadHERship Global, Linda supports and guides ambitious, creative women to move in the direction of their purpose, their mission and their dreams with powerful connections, critical support, practical tools and valuable resources to show up, speak up and step up in their careers and personal lives. We caught up with Linda to learn more about empower others in their particular industries.
What attracted you to your role/position?
I am fully dedicated to the mission, vision and purpose of LeadHERship Global. LeadHERship Global is the most impactful community of extraordinary women in the world, by unleashing the full potential of high-performing and growth-oriented leaders in a confidential, supportive and private community. LeadHERship Global enhances the leadership blueprint of unstoppable women around the world and helps them embrace their power to be the best version of themselves - in work and life. We are the only organization embracing the passion of high-performing women to positively impact their lives and accelerating their success by integrating self-directed learning, impactful group experiences and expert-led coaching and mentoring.
What are your goals for the next 24 months?
Help members accelerate their success by defining their vision, growing their leadership, expanding their influence and leaving a lasting legacy. Meet inspirational leaders, create lifelong friendships, and be surrounded by people that are invested in the success of women around the world.
How will this company impact others?
Being in a community of other leaders allows you to have an outlet to continuously learn and improve in a confidential setting, and get exposure to new ways of approaching problems and issues, as well as new ways of leveraging opportunities. Importantly, this kind of safe, supportive environment allows members to develop friendships and networks with other CEOs that can enrich your professional and personal life.
The purpose of LeadHERship Global is to create and support personal and professional breakthroughs and guide women to achieving greater leverage and freedom in their careers and/or their businesses. We provide a global community of world class, women thought leaders and experts brought together to collaborate and facilitate excellent outcomes for each other. We help members accelerate their success by defining their vision, growing their leadership, expanding their influence and leaving a lasting legacy.
What would you say to other women in construction about breaking the glass ceiling?
Despite making up more than half of the U.S. population, and 58.2% of the civil labor force, women are staggeringly absent from upper-level positions in the American workforce. While there is a long history of women’s role in the American workforce — between wars, social movements and political climates — little progress has been made in the way of gender equality in the workplace. It’s critical to better understand what the glass ceiling is, who it affects, why it exists and how you can help break down such barriers and build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Understand the Glass Ceiling
Talk about the Glass Ceiling
Conduct Blind Screenings
Implement Regular Bias and Stereotype Training
Develop Women ERGs in Your Workplace
Set Diversity Hiring and Promotion Goals
Establish Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies
Know the Anti-Discrimination Laws
What motivates you?
Advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in communities, and in all levels of society while moving forward in our development of opportunities for advancement for women all around the world. Relationships are a powerful part of who we are. They can help make us feel like we belong, like we have something to contribute to this world. They can strengthen us. They give us reason to affect change and, more importantly, to be changed. Research has proven over and over again that executives at organizations with advanced diversity and inclusion strategies are about 30% more likely than others to feel highly loyal, innovative and set up for top performance. This is such an important movement around the world right now.
Do you have a quote, spiritual practice or inspiration that guides you forward?
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
Tell us about one of your wins or victories.
Our members are reporting measurable, quantifiable and significant impact - thanks to their membership in LeadHERship Global! Their membership is leading to exciting transformation and real acceleration of professional and personal success!
Here are just a couple examples:
· Two members formed a partnership, leading to revenue growth of 237% over prior year
·One member created a new division of her company, based on learning from LeadHERship Global, now representing 37% of her overall revenue.
·Another member has grown her business 72% over prior year, based on new clients found in LeadHERship Global.
·A member funded her nonprofit, with the assistance from members of LeadHERship Global, r raising over $1.7MM.
·The media visibility created from LeadHERship Global platforms led to $160K in paid speaking opportunities as reported by one member.
On average, our members have grown their businesses by 23% in just 12-months, directly because of their membership in LeadHERship Global. And, more than 85% of our members report that they have received valuable and exclusive opportunities, only found through their membership in LeadHERship Global! And, all of our members report that our weekly and monthly learning events have helped them with personal and professional breakthroughs!