LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF PAULINE SHIRLEY, DTM, PIP
Pauline Shirley, Past International President of Toastmasters International and Founder of WOVI, Inc. provides insights into her extraordinary leadership skills. In an interview with Jo Condrill for the Expanding Horizons Podcast Show, Pauline tells of her early development of leadership skills, she talks about being married at an early age to her sweetheart and traveling overseas with him on his military assignments. She knows what it is to be mother of “Overseas BRATS.”
Pauline was working in a responsible position when she first heard of Toastmasters. She attended a meeting and was quick to see the benefits; she joined. You might say, “The rest is history.” It is part of her story. She was the second woman to serve the international organization as president.
Pauline saw a need for mentoring to help women climb the ladder of success in the Dallas area and formed an organization to do just that, WOVI, Inc., Women of Visionary Influence. The organization quickly spread to other states.