As we wrapped up our 2nd year, the Board of Directors wanted to understand the impact The CLUB was having across our community of members. Specifically, we wanted to know how we were doing at helping each other accelerate our leadership journeys. To measure our impact, we looked to Catalyst
, the leading nonprofit organization with a goal of expanding opportunities for women and business. In their report, The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All The Right Things Really Get Women Ahead?
, they found that "For women, making their achievements known and gaining access to powerful others had the greatest impact on career advancement." So, we created a brief survey to measure if The CLUB has helped members do those two best practices. And we added a few other topics we wanted to explore. We ran the survey at our 2nd Anniversary Party on October 21, 2014. The survey results tell us that while we're clearly making an impact, our work is not yet done. We found that, because of The CLUB,
- 100% of our members are inspired to grow their career,
- 93% are more likely to make their achievements known,
- 87% do more networking,
- 67% are less likely to drop out of their career, and
- 53% believe they are more visible within their organization.
Moving forward, as you think about your leadership journey and advancing your career, consider how you can leverage The CLUB. How can The CLUB help and inspire you to make your achievements known? What can you do to grow your visibility? How can you gain access to powerful people in your organization or in your field? If you have ideas for events or ways that The CLUB can help you, let us know. We look forward to hearing from you on Facebook
. --Karen Catlin, Member of the Board of Directors October 2014