Earlina Green is a business consultant for Netchex, recipient of the eWomen Network Emerging Leader of the Year Award and the Sports Launch Thirty Under 30 Award. She spoke this week at Ignite DFW on the topic of bravery. She started out with a list of brave leaders that included her mom, a Dallas police detective, and then offered a quote:
“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Earlina’s point from this was that we need to promote brave individuals to leadership, or else not be surprised when we see corruption. The chaos we see in the world today is a direct result of not speaking out because we care too much about what others think. So if we want to make a difference, we have to “find our brave.”
She said that speaking out to help others often ends up helping us as well. She says that change happens when we use our voice to inform. She cautioned, however, against just talking and not taking action. She challenged her audience to take a stance and do something about the things they are passionate about.
“What do you stand for?” Earlina asked. “Ask yourself that: what do I stand for?”