Nearly 60 women employees at Fifth Third Bank found their voices in a new way at a WWf(a)C Sampler facilitated by former WWf(a)C board chair
Fritsch, FLA '09. On October 12, Beth and four assistants brought the sampler to the Fifth Third Women's Business Resource Group, which brings in external speakers monthly for educational, professional and inspirational programming.
"I was so pleased to introduce this process in the corporate setting which is already structurally challenged in a way that tends to inhibit voice,"
During the 90-minute session, participants responded to writing prompts, shared in small groups, and ended with more writing time and a large group readaround with readbacks.
All participants were brand new to the WWf(a)C experience, and feedback was positive.
"There was no hesitation at all in embracing the process. The women's pens were down and moving freely. Wanting more time to write was a plea uttered by most participants. It was heartwarming to observe how actively the women engaged with the transformational process and the freedom which lit up their faces as they left the sampler."