In our eyes - Gail Kelly is a fantastic example of strong women in leadership.
She's brave, she's outspoken and most of all, she believes in herself. In her book, Live Lead Learn My Stories of Life and Leadership, Kelly is asked “If you could provide one piece of advice to young women as they set out in their careers, what would it be?" Her answer: "back yourself, dig deep, and have a go – not just for those big fork-in-the-road decision points, but for elements of your everyday life".
A force to be reckoned with, the former CEO of Westpac is afraid of stuff too...by her own admission. In her book, she also talks about the paralysing fears of failure, fear of being embarrassed, fear of being found wanting, of being socially awkward, of looking stupid, of looking like you don’t belong.
With a lifetime of experience overcoming these fears, Kelly identifies 13 things she would tell herself, knowing what she knows now.
It takes courage to back yourself, but you know what? Do it. Everyone should give themselves a chance to fulfil their big aspirations and that takes courage.
In the words of Gail Kelly: "back yourself, dig deep, and have a go."
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