I noticed this week that the Community Foundation of Whistler has issued its annual invite for applications to the Kathy Barnett Leadership Grant. The grant is focused on the development of leadership skills in women who are working with local community organizations. As one of the lucky recipients of this grant last year, I wanted to encourage others to consider applying.
Put simply, this grant encourages women to push the envelope by providing an opportunity that may not otherwise have existed. While many of us (men and women) would like to further our knowledge and skills, the reality can be that education disappears down a list of priorities, somewhere below kids, work, home maintenance and dogs, until the opportunity no longer seems viable.
The Kathy Barnett Grant reminds those who chose to work in organizations that support their community that the community also wants to support them. We are fortunate to have a wide array of learning opportunities open to us — from online learning to conferences to courses at top Vancouver universities. So ladies, reflect a little and take a look at what’s out there, because (to steal from a well-known advertisement) you’re worth it!
Check out the details on the sparkly new Community Foundation of Whistler website.