200+ Women Come to Listen to 29 Year-Old Male Panelist at Women’s Forum
JACKSONVILLE, April 3, 2019 – The Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum is held to inspire women to take their career to the next level. During the two-day event, there are networking opportunities, panel discussions and notable speakers. Eight panelists from Jacksonville-local companies were chosen to speak and answer questions on behalf of their journeys to becoming a leader in their field.
Jared Graybeal, CEO of Superfit Foods, was invited to speak his perspective in front of 200+ females. See below for two questions Jared was asked in regard to women in leadership.
As the health and wellness expert panelist, Jared was asked: What is the link between health and wellness since most women are known to be nurturers, often putting everyone first before themselves? “It’s been proven that the things we eat, and how often we move, are directly related to our mental health. So if things like anxiety and depression can be alleviated by taking care of your health, imagine how much greater the effect on work performance and finding balance in life can be. In the culture we live in now, servant leadership is continuing to become attractive and glorified, as it should be. But I think the key component of servant leadership is longevity, and the way you create longevity is by always making yourself, your health and your values a priority. It sounds counterintuitive and doesn’t make much sense on paper, but by learning to put yourself first, you’ll be able to put others first and sustain that long-term.”
Question 2: What one piece of advice do you have for the audience today when it comes to advancing more women in leadership?” His response: “I think the key first step to anyone advancing in leadership is establishing your personal values and knowing your strengths. Once you know that, it’ll determine the steps necessary for you to grow in your field at the quickest pace, which will open up those opportunities for you. So many of us get caught comparing ourselves to those ahead of us, and that can be a handicap because the steps others took may not necessarily apply to your character, your values or your strengths.”
Jared spoke alongside the Superintendent of Duval County Schools, the VP of JEA and the Head of Deutsche Bank. “I’m so thankful I got to play a part in encouraging the growth of leadership among these women” said Jared.
Superfit Foods is a fully customizable, subscription-based, healthy meal prep company that strives to empower others to live happier, healthier lives. Although local to North Florida, Superfit Foods offers their service nationwide through priority overnight shipping.
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