Leadership, A Lifelong Journey Of Growth


What are some of the first things that come to mind when you hear the word “leadership”? Perhaps you think of people in powerful positions, called workers, or those leading the charge for charitable causes. Maybe you think of certain skills, such as public speaking or the ability to manage large groups of people.

While these are all absolutely valid and essential examples and qualities of leadership, they are not the only ones. Great leadership does not look or act in any certain way.

Romans 12:6–8 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

Women in particular are uniquely positioned in their families and communities to lead and influence those around them. We seek connection, we nurture, we encourage, and we support.

Our upcoming leadership conference featuring Ericajoy Daniels, “Gifted to Lead: Growing in Your Gifts,” will help women identify their unique spiritual gifts, learn how to apply them in their own spheres of influence, and commit to a lifelong journey of growth.


Erickajoy’s keynote speech will focus on the idea of leadership as a lifelong journey. As Senior VP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Advocate Aurora Healthcare, Ericajoy has had significant firsthand experience leading others well. Currently, she is spearheading the system-wide rollout of diversity and inclusion efforts.

While balancing work, life, and family, Erickajoy has prioritized her commitment to growth and learning at every turn. She has spent much of her career giving back to the community and investing in those around her. In recognition of her dedication, she has received the Milwaukee Black Excellence Award three times, the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award, and the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence award.

The key to much of her success has been rooted in her faith, perseverance, and resolve to continue moving forward. Join Erickajoy to learn more about her story and dedication as she shares her keys to a lifelong journey of growth!