PoweHERful Leadership, Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County
HOLLY MEYER LUCAS: I had the pleasure of participating in a leadership program recently on Palm Beach, presented by The Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County.
The event kicked off with a networking happy hour at Nick & Johnnie's (one of my fave spots on the island - more on that later), followed by a panel discussion, fireside chat style.
The panelists included:
Susan Bucher - Palm Beach County's Supervisor of Elections
Becky Thomson Foley - Vice President of Entertainment at Celebrity Cruises
Lindsay Autry - Owner and Chef at The Regional. Finalist on Top Chef
Melissa Howell - News Reporter at CBS Channel 12
Each panelist offered perspective from a variety of backgrounds, both personal and professional, with the common denominator being female leadership in traditionally male dominated industries.
Some of the recurring themes were:
- "Inspire others and allow yourself to be inspired."
- "Work hard and be nice." (My personal favorite)
- "Express gratitude where you can and as often as you can. Give back to your community."
- "Keep your business tribe and your personal friends close but separate."
- "Lift other women up through mentoring and leadership."
I found the discussion valuable, compelling, and insightful. As the leader of a team of 7 fearless women, it was refreshing to be reminded of the recurring themes that women face across all industries, and how we can continue to lift each other up, support each other, and lead by example.
Thank you for an educational and wonderful evening, ladies!
Holly Meyer Lucas is a top producing Realtor in Jupiter, Florida and the founder of The Meyer Lucas Group. She serves as the team's Luxury Specialist, Chief Negotiator, Team Leader, Coach, and Mentor. When she is not #RealEstatin' around Palm Beach County, she can be found chasing her two toddlers around the concoure at her husband's baseball games.
Holly can be reached at email@example.com or (425) 350-7803