I accused one of my guests, Betsy Cerulo, of reading my mind when she contacted me last February to ask if I had ever thought of doing a show focused on gay women in the workplace. I actually had thought about it and it was on my “to do” list; however, Betsy’s nudge made it happen.
And, of course, it had to be one of the Conscious Conversation Café shows – where three women could share their perspective and ideas on a topic. So, joining me in the studio this past week to discuss being “out” at home, at work and in the community were three incredibly together, smart, successful, professional women who, at some point, made a very conscious decision to live their life authentically as who they are: Betsy Cerulo, CEO of AdNet/AccountNet; Susan Silber, Esq., partner at Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev; and, Lynette Brown, CPA/CFF, CVA, CGMA, MBA.
Each woman came out in a different way. Yet, all of them agreed that it is a very personal decision and support is so important during the process. And, each woman talked about how much easier it is to live a more authentic life – as who they really are – rather than hide the very essence of themselves and play a role out of fear. Just imagine, always living in the fear that someone might discover who you really are. That’s no way to live.
Many resources were shared and the women open themselves up to others who are in the process of making this decision.
We all agreed that what must take place is for more of these conversations to happen. I am so grateful they all agreed to join me on the show and have this very conscious conversation. With understanding, change does happen.
If you missed the show or want to share it with a friend, it will be posted in the podcast archive later on this week – around Wednesday afternoon or Thursday. Listen in to these courageous women – you’ll be proud to know them.