A recent post on Taking the Lane by Elly Blue got me thinking about "tooting your own horn."
A topic that kept coming up again and again is that when we are in male-dominated industries — like bicycling — we do not always feel free to express ourselves. We talked about different approaches to changing that, and I brought up the Portland Society, the nonprofit alliance I helped found of professional women who are passionate about bicycling. Our monthly breakfast meetings are geared towards professional development and expert speakers, but that the really life-changing part is the beginning when we go around the room and introduce ourselves — we ask everyone to also “toot your own horn,” each participant telling the group something we’ve done in the last month that we’re proud of.
Click through to read the whole story, but I like the concept of talking about something you're proud of in a group of women. It might start out awkward and shy, but I like that it can bring confidence and self-assurance.
We asked this question recently for one of our go-around questions, and Jen really enjoyed it.
What are you proud of? Toot-toot in the comments!