Fail is Not a Four-Letter Word Tuning into your own intuition and the ability to fail is the secret ingredient left out of much change management and leadership success. But there is tremendous power in designing your own destiny, rather than waiting for your parents, bosses, partners, or society to determine it for you. At twenty-one, Dr. Collins’ world was turned upside down when her mother died. Her life spiraled out of control until one day she was mistaken for a homeless person on a train station platform. With no experience, money or network, and driven by pure will, Dr. Collins would build an award-winning business from scratch. In this presentation you’ll learn how to embrace failure and become an authentic and successful leader. Get M.A.D. and Make a Difference A disturbing CNN news report prompted Dr. Collins, (8-months pregnant at the time, and very cranky!) to found the not-for-profit, Aspire Foundation, with an unbelievable goal: to positively affect the lives of 1 billion women and girls by 2020 through mentoring and technology. Making a difference outside one’s regular work is a fundamental element of personal fulfillment and part of our responsibility for future generations and the planet as a whole. This presentation will demonstrate how to advance your career and change the world at the same time. Journey to Grace In the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is used as a weapon of war, a 4-year-old orphan named Grace lived. This presentation details Dr. Collins’ discovery of a little girl living a world apart, a little girl who would change all of their lives forever. Spanning a three-year-journey that tested them both to the limit through war, riots, abuse, rivers and bureaucracy, this presentation shows the audience how one person can make a difference through resilience, love and the magic of family. The Queen and I A hilarious chain of events – starting with the breakdown of a London train, and ending with a pair of running shoes – threatens to derail one of the biggest days of Dr. Collins’ life: the day Queen Elizabeth would honor her as one of the UK’s top 100 businesswomen. This presentation offers insights into how being less-than-perfect can be a key to true success; it also highlights the importance of defining your personal mission, and shows you how to develop an authentic reputation and profile. Technology is a Human Rights Issue There is a tsunami heading to the shores of the corporate world, and business can no longer afford to ignore human rights issues if it wishes to innovate (and profit) from the billion women coming into the workforce, who are using technology to transcend the cultural and educational limitations of earlier days. Dr. Collins shares the latest thinking about the business need for closing the global gender gap, retaining and developing female leadership talent, and why businesses that operate as vehicles for social change will be the sole-survivors and innovators of this disruptive tsunami.
Oguntê Women’s Social Leadership Awards | Leader in the Workplace
Named one of the 'Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry' by Her Majesty, The Queen