Learn about Marty Lehman, a former Amish girl.
"I remember the moment I left behind the typical female fears about leadership.
I thought I had too many deficiencies to be able to move to anything beyond middle management. Too often as women we think more about the skills we lack than about the gifts we have.
The moment happened at a conference where a table of white men, all CEOs of Mennonite organizations, were in conversation. I heard their conversation and observed them for a while. In that moment it occurred to me that many of them were no more skilled than I was, and yet they were CEOs.
I could do what they were doing. They had confidence in themselves and in their leadership skills. They believed in themselves, which is what made all the difference. From that moment on, I stopped doubting my own skills and abilities.