Thursday October 21st marked the official launch of the Women in Tech (WIT) LebNet Community. WiT steering committee members, Layal Rouhana, Hala Jalwan, Aya Mouallem, and Karine Sarkissian planned an hour-long networking session focused around “What it Means to be a Great Leader.”
Ten eager attendees logged in for an intimate virtual exchange. Upon collectively watching a short Ted Talk on the subject by Roselinde Torres, the group was divided into breakout rooms. The conversation was animated and exciting; each member shared their own views on elements that make a great leader. The outcomes that came through were truly motivating and inspiring. One of the teams focused the conversation on the importance of resilience and openness to change, while another discussed the effects of innovation. One of the teams even created a short presentation during their breakout room session featuring historical characters like Abraham Lincoln! However, there was one common link as all three teams seemed to agree on the main elements of preparedness and collaboration.
While the premise of the event was focused around the subject of great leaders, the conversation remained fun and candid. The mix of attendees varied in age, experience level, and technology sectors. A truly memorable opportunity for the community to learn from one another and gain insights from fellow new friends and colleagues.
What about you? What do you think makes a great leader?