As you may recall, I'm leading a #libleadgender chat on Wednesday (6/7) at 8pm EDT about making the choice to take on significant growth opportunities. Last week, I wrote a little about my journey to getting accepted into the PhD program that I'll be starting in the fall.
In this chat, the phrase "significant growth opportunity" can mean a lot of things: starting a degree program, volunteering in a professional association, joining a structured mentoring or leadership program, or even something not mentioned here. Basically, if it's something that will help you grow and it will disrupt your life in some way, it's a significant growth opportunity!
The questions for tomorrow evening's chat:
Q1.) As you weighed whether to take on a significant growth opportunity, what factors did you consider?
Q2.) How did your identities (e.g., race, gender identity & expression, socioeconomic status, ability) affect your decision?
Q3.) How did the gendered expectations put upon you impact your decision? Would you have chosen differently if they hadn't?
Q4.) What was helpful about how your support system assisted you in the decision making process? What wasn't so helpful?
Q5.) What advice would you give someone about deciding to take on a significant growth opportunity?
You'll notice that all of the questions are phrased in the past tense. That doesn't mean that you have to be past the decision-making process. Wherever you are in the process, you're welcome to join us!