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It’s no secret that women are slowly taking over the world… or at least making significant progress in holding crucial positions in the work place and at home. Women in areas like politics, academia, athletics and business are making advancements and experiencing new levels of success more than ever before. These women who are going after their goals are excellent examples for college women to follow today, and to show them what it means to truly be a successful woman.

Unfortunately, in today’s society, the glitz and the glamour have taken over what it means to be successful. With TV networks like Bravo, E and VH-1 constantly pouring out reality shows that endorse women making bad decisions—negative and skewed messages are saturating college women all across the country.

“Too many women have become household names from making bad decisions in main stream media. In exchange for a quick dollar and their five minutes of fame, they exploit the very worst of who they are,” states Tish Norman, a women’s empowerment speaker who talks to thousands of women each year about achieving success.

When women on campus take on the role of being a student leader, they’re faced with an array of challenges. Which organization is the correct one to join, will the other women respect me and is there enough time to successfully lead an organization, are just a few questions that a young woman may consider.

Tish suggests when faced with an obstacle to, “unleash your inner DIVA and know that you have gifts, talent and beauty that is unmatched.”

Finding a positive role model in your life can guide you in the right direction. By overlooking the overly glamourized lives on reality TV and by focusing on what it means to truly be successful, women can then work towards honest goals that will put them ahead in life.

“Identify new role models in your life. Surround yourself with people, not just women, but people who are going somewhere and doing something,” suggests Tish.

Every woman on campus has the opportunity to be successful”—it’s just the matter of getting out and fulfilling those dreams.

“Ladies, when you watch reality TV, watch what NOT to do. Listen so you know how NOT to speak, and get motivated by your own greatness!”

Tish’s keynote, Girls, Lets Talk! celebrates women by giving women life skills from a fresh and new perspective. Tish uses the traditional standards combined with the swagger of this generation to reach women on relevant issues.

Check out campuspeak.com/norman to learn more about Tish her available keynotes and to watch her video.