Near the end of my meeting Jack, a member of the company’s senior leadership team, surprisingly, he reminded me that March is Women’s History Month. I asked what that meant to him. He said, “It’s a time to be reminded of women’s struggle for equality, the progress that’s been made, and the work ahead of us.”
He went on to say, “This year, for the first time, I decided I’m going to open meetings I lead with a quote from a woman leader – in business, the arts, education, politics – it doesn’t matter, as long as the quote is relevant to the topic, helps set context and causes people to think.”
Such a simple thing to do to honor women’s history – share quotes by influential women that relate to the discussion content. If you’re wondering what you might do, put Jack’s idea to the test. Google quotes by famous women, choose one that’s applicable to the subject of your meeting and offer it up when you send out the agenda or at just the right moment during the discussion.