Best Selling Author~ Speaker~ Professor
Welcome to my webpage! I am a professor in the Doctoral Program for Organizational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Global, focusing on the intersection of confidence and courage in women's leadership. With twelve published books, my recent projects feature five INSTAGRAPHICS and two confidence-building activity books for young girls. My mission is to inspire individuals to tap into their personal power, encouraging them to approach life's challenges with their best selves. As an executive educational leadership consultant, I also work with school administrators on their job search and deliver career workshops. Drmarilouryder
HERE'S THE DEAL
What must women do to secure their place at the table alongside male counterparts? The solution, in my view, is refreshingly straightforward. We ought to adopt a strong presence in the workplace, within our communities, and in our personal spaces—mirroring the qualities that men have long exhibited. The goal isn't to compete with men, but rather to emulate their historical success: embracing fearlessness, taking risks, radiating confidence, occupying the front and center, and voicing our thoughts boldly. The encouraging news for women is that these attributes can be acquired, much like negotiation skills or acing a job interview. Through trial and error, and a commitment to experimentation, we can master these skills over time. Professional growth is non-negotiable; we must strive to be our best selves, especially on our good days!