The Women in Leadership (WIL) Programme, in partnership with the British Council and Clore Social, is making waves in Pakistan by empowering women to lead the charge towards gender parity.
This programme provides a platform for women to come together, share their experiences, and work towards creating tangible solutions to achieve their goals.
One of the key components of Clore’s Social Leadership training is helping women understand their personal ‘why’ and how it can help them become better leaders. Understanding one’s personal ‘why’ can provide clarity and purpose, enabling individuals to become more effective leaders.
For Razia from Quetta, this was a game-changer. She shared how the programme’s module ‘Know Your Whys’ helped her gain a better reflection of her personal ‘why’ and how it provided her with more meaning and purpose in her profession.
A Psychosocial Support Officer by profession, Razia explained how understanding her personal ‘why’ has helped her in her role at her workplace. “The newfound understanding of my personal ‘why’ has allowed me to lead with conviction and purpose,” said Razia.
“The programme has taught us that creating a balance between one’s personal ‘why’ and the needs and goals of the organization is crucial. When individuals align their personal ‘why’ with the goals of the organization, they are more likely to be fulfilled and productive in their roles,” she expounded.
The WIL Programme is full of inspiring leaders who have effectively communicated their personal ‘why’ and inspired others to follow their vision. The facilitators in the programme serve as role models, encouraging others to explore and articulate their own personal ‘why.’
But staying motivated and connected to one’s personal ‘why’ during challenging times or when faced with obstacles can be difficult. Razia shared how challenging times have reminded her of her personal why, providing the motivation needed to overcome obstacles.
“As leaders, it is important to encourage our teams to explore and articulate their own personal ‘why.’ When individuals are able to connect with their personal ‘why,’ they are more likely to be engaged and motivated in their work. Incorporating one’s personal ‘why’ into the decision-making process can help ensure that decisions are aligned with one’s values and goals,” she said.
Clore’s Social Leadership training module ‘Know Your Whys’ has been a valuable tool for participants of the Women in Leadership Programme. It has helped them gain a better understanding of their personal ‘why’ and how it can guide them in their approach to working in a leadership role. Understanding one’s personal ‘why’ is essential to becoming an effective leader who is passionate, committed, and fulfilled.
“Understanding one’s personal ‘why’ can provide clarity and purpose, enabling individuals to become effective leaders,” said Razia.
The WIL Programme is creating a ripple effect of empowered women leaders who are making a difference in their communities and workplaces. By recognizing and embracing their personal ‘why,’ they are leading with purpose and driving change towards a more equitable future.
This article has been contributed by :
Tehreem M. Alam, Comms Manager SEED Ventures
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The interviewee is a participant in the WIL Programme.