A Special Opportunity for Dynamic Women Entrepreneurs

A Message from Debra Woog, an AE Premium member and Polka Dot Powerhouse Greater Boston NW Chapter Managing Director:

Polka Dot Powerhouse exists to connect the world’s most positive, action-forward, amazing women to build lifelong friendships and business relationships. They host monthly lunch and dinner meetings, along with frequent socializing and business-building events. Here’s some information about a scholarship opportunity for joining the organization.

Message below:

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A Scholarship Opportunity

This year [Polka Dot Powerhouse has a] special opportunity to grant one year-long scholarship to a new member of our chapter. If you might be interested in this opportunity, please read on.

APPLICANT CRITERIA

We seek a candidate who fits into one of the two groups below.

1) Previous Guest

A previous guest at a Polka Dot Powerhouse, Greater Boston NW Chapter Connect who expressed a strong interest in joining along with the barrier of financial hardship.

2) Leader of Local Non-Profit Organization

A leader of a local non-profit organization that would benefit from collaborating with our chapter. The leader will educate our members about her group and engage us in her community.

REQUIREMENTS

Acceptance of the scholarship will indicate commitment to full participation in membership:

1. Attend at least 9 chapter connects per membership year

2. Regularly connect with members outside meetings

3. Be an engaged, positive, supportive, no-drama community member

4. Promote the benefits of Polka Dot Powerhouse to potential new members

Once awarded, this scholarship is non-transferrable. Upon acceptance, membership (a $299 value) will be in effect for 12 months. If the recipient opts to renew after that period, subsequent membership will be $199/year.

To apply, please fill out this application form no later than May 31, 2019. If you have any questions, just let me know.

 

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A New Way to Be in the World – a Conversation with Debra Woog

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Women entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges. They have to be – and do – everything, not just competently, but heroically. Leadership coach Debra Woog works with women entrepreneurs to free them from the trap of “hyper-competence,” as she describes it.

According to Debra: “We leaders, especially modern women professionals, need a new way to be in the world.  Many of us are overdoing, beyond what’s healthy for us. We are too good, for our own good, at getting things done. We are hyper-competent.  We are hyper-productive.  We are hyper-accountable. We try to do it all, everything we expect of ourselves and most of what we imagine others expect from us.  We go over, beyond, and above.  Our lives exhaust us.  We try to escape the overload by numbing out — with food, alcohol, pills, media, etc.  But, as my friend Geoff Laughton says, “People’s control strategies aren’t working anymore.“ In other words, we are still in pain.  The stakes of hyper-responsibility and over-empowerment are dangerously high.

Debra sat down with AE host Margy Rydzynski to discuss this tendency. It strongly resonated with her and, if you’re a woman entrepreneur, with you as well. Don’t miss this interesting, critical interview.

 

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