By Erin Daniels, The KNOW Women

Just as we fuel our bodies with food, it is just as important to fuel our minds with information for continued growth. Being self-motivated to continuously learn about our career and industry, our hobbies and passions, and the world around us, allows us to constantly develop and self-improve. Being a life-long learner results in developing new skill-sets, staying up-to-date with technology, and fostering innovation and creativity. In addition, furthering our education allows us to be better leaders, mentors, and entrepreneurs. When we learn for ourselves, we are able to help others at a greater capacity.

We asked our high-achieving KNOW women across North America about how they prioritize continuously learning, invest in future generations of female leaders, and choose career-changing mentors. Follow along on our four-part mini-series to see how these driven women are staying educated and using it to help the future women in business.

How are you helping to develop the next generation of female leaders?

The best “ability” is availability. I choose to make myself actively available to the next generation of women working to make their mark in business. Whether it’s meeting for coffee, reviewing someone’s resume, or a longer term mentorship, I put myself in positions to be accessible to women who I can be of service to.

-Ginger Lazovik, Falk Ruvin Gallagher Team, Keller Williams

So often we try to modify what we do, but we haven’t addressed who we are. Research has shown that truly effective leadership can only come from transforming who we are and how we experience and understand ourselves and the world. I enjoy helping new female leaders discover what effective leadership truly requires of a human being, and in that, how intentionally connecting with themselves, others and the world around them enables the creation of outcomes that matter most.

Christy Siegle,  Transitions Coaching


As a mother of two adult females, I am striving to teach them to speak up and claim their places. Professionally, I work very hard to share my knowledge and encourage those who are coming behind me.

Amy Harris, Amy’s Style Zone

Anything I can do to promote their networking opportunities and be available for career inspiration coaching, direction and job searching. I love to counsel women on their passion and how to match their personal goals with business opportunities. Win-Win.

– Mary Beth Link, Monzingo LLC

I believe that I am helping the next generation by listening to them and offering my support and knowledge. Life lessons are the best. I want to encourage the next group of leaders to believe in themselves, surround yourselves with people who believe in you and who will be your biggest fans.

– Bernadette Pello, Livingstone Schools

I teach “Getting on Board”- a class for women who are looking to tactically obtain a nonprofit board position that will use their skills, develop new skills, and leave them fulfilled.

Jen McDonald, Merchant Insurance Solutions