Despite a challenging economy and a contentious political environment, Millennials offer Minnesota a resilient sense of optimism and a new way of leading amidst changing norms. Through sheer numbers, we will undoubtedly have a significant influence on Minnesota's future, but in coordinated collaboration, we can further leverage the Millennial advantage to shape a Minnesota we're proud to call home!
In a culture of narrow-mindedness and partisan divisiveness, the real advantage is to not be limited by one definition of success or leadership. Through inclusiveness of all Minnesotans, and a diversity of styles and expressions of leadership, Minnesota Rising leverages the best of what currently exists in Minnesota and seeks to unleash an expansive leadership that elevates our perspectives and our communities.
That means I straddle the millennial/gen-x continuum. It also means that when I left the workforce at age 26 to have my first son, my friends were either in the first years of their careers or still pursuing terminal degrees. When I left work to have babies, our generation was at the bottom of the professional hierarchy, and I was the first among my cohort to do the motherhood thing. At the time, our generation was full of assistants, paralegals and interns, med students and analysts.
And in 2008, as I waddled my pregnant self out of that J-O-B for the last time, I didn’t realize that I was embarking on a professional journey. I thought I was going home to be a housewife, but it was so much more. The economy simultaneously crashed and the social media revolution began, I started to get antsy at home. My slightly younger colleagues were relegated to jobs as baristas and long-term unpaid interns. So…[Read more.]
Engine Dynamic Leaders Program: Scholarships and Deadline
Jim Delaney, Minnesota Rising Network Partner
In order to increase the diversity of our participants, we're offering scholarships and reduced fees in the upcoming cohort of the Dynamic Leaders Program for people who may not work for one of our big corporate clients.
Do you know anyone with 5-15 years of work experience who is a superstar and wants to grow as a leader? See below and pass this on as you see fit. The deadline for the next cohort of the Dynamic Leaders is September 7th, so please act soon!
Are you ready to be a leader at work AND in the community? Engine provides the most engaging and transformative leadership that also serves the community.
We engage teams of talented people on small teams to work on consulting projects for nonprofits. Our program transforms strong thinkers into multi-dimensional leaders who have the confidence to overcome challenges in any environment while also serving the community.
Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more,#mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration!