How to take Personal Responsibility

Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it. – Marva Collins

Personal ResponsibilityWhen it comes to inspiring women to be the best that they can be, I have found through my experience that it all comes down to building up a sense of self-worth within women. I believe that each woman needs to acknowledge that without taking personal responsibility they can never fulfill their purpose in life; resulting in a missing piece in the puzzle that makes up the key elements to the sustainability of the world.

Personal responsibility is what will see every human being – woman, man and child doing what they believe is their purpose to make a real difference. There is no human being throughout time that has gone through life without sharing their abilities with the world. The sense of personal responsibility becomes apparent at different stages of a person’s life and usually, it will take the form of a sudden urge to change something and make it work better. We have seen in recent years the need to bring the world closer together with technology. As human beings, we are slowly coming to realise that as a collective we can make this world a sustainable one for the next generation.

My aha moment (as described by Oprah) and the need to take personal responsibility was a defining moment when I had worked for a number of male-dominated industries and found that women were not being given the chance to develop their talent. Certainly for me working for an engineering consultancy firm developing the customer relationship management work was the ‘aha’ moment that I needed to take personal responsibility. This is when Ones Company Ltd was first born in 2008. I had a sudden urge to develop events and an online forum where I could connect coaches and mentors with women interested in developing themselves both personally and professionally to achieve their purpose in life.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is. ‘What are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King, Jr.

My purpose developed through a sheer determination to make a difference to women and the need to have them take personal responsibility for their lives. This is why I have organised the Inspiring Women in the 21st Century discussion event again (it’s second year!) to establish what is needed to enable, inspire and empower women to be the best that they can be in order to contribute to this world that is in desperate need for women to take personal responsibility – socially, economically and environmentally.

For the next Inspiring Women in the 21st Century discussion event, there is an opportunity for you to contribute to the discussions via the Webcasting facility so that you can be inspired to take personal responsibility.

In too many instances, the march to globalisation has also meant the marginalisation of women and girls. And that must change. – Hilary Clinton

Speakers at the next Inspiring Women in the 21st Century discussion event on 6 February at 6pm GMT (London, UK time):

  •  Toni Eastwood OBE, Director of Beyond 2030 Ltd (formerly Director of Academy and Talent at WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc).
  •  Julia Fuller, Diversity & Inclusion lead at Thomson Reuters and Chair of the  Women on the Wharf Network.
  • Dr Shaheena Janjuha Jivraj, Senior Lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School and a Co-Founder of Board Walk Leadership.
  • Ronke Lawal, founder of RSL Management Services (former CEO at Islington Chamber of Commerce ).
  • Deborah Leary OBE, Director at Forensic Pathways (Co-founder at Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network).

You can find out more and book your Webinar ticket, for the Inspiring Women in the 21st Century on 6 February at 6pm GMT at


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