I was a guest at a meeting of Executive Women in Nonprofits, part of the New York Society of Association Executives. I interviewed Maria Cuomo Cole, chair of HELP USA, talking about relationships that have helped her professionally.
Then we broadened to a group discussion.
Brave executive women opened themselves to the 30 in attendance revealing how all kinds of relationships helped them get where they are. The stories moved me to tears.
At that moment, I felt I was invisibly witnessing women talking when there isn’t a man in the room. In fact, there were two of us. The other was silent and, as facilitator, I was not.
Of course, I can never be a live witness to women talking when there isn’t a man in the room. But that was how I felt.
Thankfully, it was captured in HD video which you can play below.
Members of Executive Women in Nonprofits, I thank you for inviting me. My special thanks to leader Holly Koenig.
It was a unique, exhilarating morning.