The Power of Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Being Brave

The Power of Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Being Brave

Mentor session from GirlConNW in Spokane, WA.

Led by Rebecca Long, co-emcee. Rebecca is the president of Future Ada, a diversity in STEM advocate, and Lead DevOps Engineer at RiskLens. Rebecca will walk you though the power of being brave, vulnerable, and authentic to yourself to help you unlock your full potential and stand up for your beliefs.

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Rebecca Long

March 09, 2019
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  1. The Power of Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Being Brave Rebecca Long

    @amaya30 | @futureada
  2. Hello!  I’m Rebecca Long  President and Founder of

    Future Ada Diversity in STEAM Advocate  Lead DevOps Engineer at RiskLens  Eastern Washington University Alumni rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9, 2019
  3. Discussion Outline Authenticity Vulnerability Bravery rebecca long | @amaya30 |

    @futureada | march 9, 2019
  4. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

    ― Brené Brown Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  5. Authenticity rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9,

    2019
  6. Definition of Authentic 1. worthy of acceptance or belief as

    conforming to or based on fact 2. not false or imitation 3. true to one's own personality, spirit, or character Merriam-Webster Dictionary https://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/authentic rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9, 2019
  7. “If you are always trying to be normal, you’ll never

    know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
  8. Believe you are enough Be true to yourself

  9. “True belonging doesn't require you to change who you are;

    it requires you to be who you are.” ― Brené Brown Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  10. Live your truth Know you belong

  11. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic,

    imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self- acceptance.” ― Brené Brown Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  12. Vulnerability rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9,

    2019
  13. Definition of Vulnerable capable of being physically or emotionally wounded

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary https://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/vulnerable rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9, 2019
  14. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as

    difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brene Brown
  15. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and

    courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” ― Brené Brown Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  16. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy,

    and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” ― Brené Brown Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  17. Being Brave rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march

    9, 2019
  18. Definition of Brave having or showing mental or moral strength

    to face danger, fear, or difficulty having or showing courage Merriam-Webster Dictionary https://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/brave rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9, 2019
  19. B.R.A.V.I.N.G. Boundaries Reliability Accountability Vault Integrity Non-Judgement Generosity

  20. Remember…  Be true to yourself  Don’t be afraid

    to be authentic to who you are and how you feel  Own your story – the good, the bad, and the ugly  Live your truth  Set and communicate your boundaries  Be brave! rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9, 2019
  21. Connect with me Rebecca Long rebecca@futureada.org https://rebeccalong.tech Future Ada hello@futureada.org

    https://futureada.org rebecca long | @amaya30 | @futureada | march 9, 2019