Design Yourself 60: Making Girls Strong with Katey Comerford of Girls on the Run of NOVA

Only 19% of girls have a positive association with the phrase “Like a Girl.” Katey Comerford, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of NOVA, is a person out to change that. In today’s show we learn about this international organization focused on making girls strong and Katey’s own story of strong female leadership. We discuss everything from discovering intellectual frameworks to bolster your work to visionary leadership to how to walk away from the security of a job even if you aren’t sure what you will do next to the value of taking an intentional pause from work and more. For anyone who has wondered how to marry impact and work or anyone looking for inspiration on how to take a leap into the possibility of the unknown, this episode is definitely for you.

“I didn’t take for granted that I would be able to find a job. I did take for granted that I would find my way. And I definitely trusted in that.” – Katey Comerford

Ideas Shared

“I have a strong appreciation for the complications behind that laser focus. Because it is never as easy as the impact you want to drive. That impact comes with implications. Some are really positive implications and some of them aren’t.” – Katey Comerford

“I am in a place where I am living and working my values and that is a place of privilege.” – Katey Comerford

Resources and Links

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