Developing Women in Leadership

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Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, Inc.—parent company of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and author of Dare to Serve, has more than 30 years of experience in brand building, operations and management at companies like KFC, Domino's Pizza, RJR Nabisco and The Procter & Gamble Company. In this post, she talks about how she is involved in developing women leaders and offers encouragement for overcoming fear and gaining confidence. 

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Cheryl talked about the Popeyes Women's Leadership Forum, which began as a group of women seeking to improve themselves and has evolved into bringing leadership curriculum to all employees. Who do you go to for growth and support in your leadership? Where does the leadership conversation and support happen in your context?
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Cheryl also talked about her own experience in and desire for developing women leaders, and how she contributes by paying close attention, offering feedback and answering questions in various venues. How are you contributing to the development of other women leaders? Who can you offer your experience and knowledge to?
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Cheryl talked about how fear and lack of confidence holds us back. What fear is holding you back? Where do you lack confidence? What criticisms are you facing?
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Read the following passages and reflect on your identity in Christ.

Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

10fear not, for I am with you;

be not dismayed, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)

13For you formed my inward parts;

you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.

15My frame was not hidden from you,

when I was being made in secret,

intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16Your eyes saw my unformed substance;

in your book were written, every one of them,

the days that were formed for me,

when as yet there was none of them.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV)

14“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.15Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so thatthey may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)

16Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

7for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Take an honest look at how God designed you. Where does God want you to use your gifts and talents? Are you in line with his calling in your life?
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If you do not have a group or forum to develop yourself and be a part of developing others in leadership, prayerfully consider what part you can play in getting the conversation going in your arena. 

When women become secure in their relationship and calling, we live our lives standing in the middle of what God has asked us to do and we do it for God's glory!

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