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How to Leave a Legacy with Nell Merlino

Girls, it’s time to take your power back!

In this week’s inspiring episode, Betty speaks with Nell Merlino, founder of Take Our Daughters to Work Day and Count Me In.

Betty and Nell share their own realizations about being a woman in the workplace, and how far we’ve come when it comes to women’s equality at work.

However, you’ll also hear that there’s a long way to go. Today, many women hide behind a masculine facade to feel welcome in the workplace.

But as you will learn from Nell, there’s another way. By releasing shame and embracing your full femininity, you can walk through your professional life feeling empowered and confident.

If you are one of the many women in the modern-day workforce, this episode will encourage you to change your story!

Key Topics/Takeaways:

● The origin story of Take Your Daughters to Work Day.
● Where we’ve been and where we need to go when it comes to women’s empowerment and equality.
● Examining the relationship women have with money and business.
● How Nell asking herself how she felt led to a new period of self-discovery.
● Why you should embrace your femininity and authentic self.
● The importance of releasing shame and putting yourself out there.
● Reconnecting with and acknowledging what you desire.

Memorable Quotes:

“My focus, my purpose, and my great vision for all of us is that women are full equal players in the economy and in their whole lives.” (6:13, Nell)

Women that I observed and even experienced and did a little bit probably myself is this feeling that we had to sort of law our way into the room. We had to claw our way through people to try and get an opportunity for promotion. So sometimes there’s a perception with somen that we’re against each other, rather than with.” (12:29, Betty)

“What I learned more than anything was to be in charge of your money and your time. And then it’s harder for people to knock you off your game.” (19:57, Nell)

“I think one of the things that women of my generation gave up is that we decided to present ourselves like a head in a box, that because we’re so busy proving that we were as smart as men, that we knew what we were talking about, that we could not try.” (22:43, Nell)

“Sometimes you need a battering ram in order to see that you’ve got to transform. And maybe that’s one of the positive things that came out of this entire pandemic.” (28:40, Betty)

“I would say to every woman listening, you need to congratulate yourself and we all need to acknowledge what we’ve been through this year.” (52:38, Nell)

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