Think Big—Dream Big
The Theme for the Science Center for the month of September is Authentic Leadership. Unlike most of our monthly themes, Authentic Leadership is less formally defined, but generally deals with a leader bringing their whole selves to their jobs and participating fully and honestly in the workplace. Over the last three years, I hope that my weekly musing gave you a look into who I am and what makes me excited to lead. If you were to look at my LinkedIn Profile you would see that it says, I’m someone who “Inspires people and teams to believe they can accomplish great things.” This held true three years ago, when I founded Venture Café Philadelphia as an inclusive community for entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives to gather each Thursday to think big and dream big and it remains true today as I step aside and welcome back Jen Rajchel back to the Science Center as our new Senior Director of Experience and Digital Transformation. In this role, Jen will take an active leadership role within the Venture Café Philadelphia and Venture Café Global teams allowing me more time to focus on my new responsibilities at the Science Center.
Thank you for trusting our team to team to inspire you each week and don’t worry, I will remain actively involved in Venture Café Philadelphia, so you will still see and hear from me often.
A couple of items to note. We will be back in person this Thursday. Please plan on showing your vaccination card to enter. We will require masks if you are not eating or drinking. You will also be able to participate in any of our sessions on-line.
Happy New Year to those who celebrate