“Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with many exceptionally talented women who, for whatever reason, have not achieved the goals and aspirations they set for themselves or have stagnated. This might be because of a lack of confidence or they don’t have a clear vision of who they are and where they want to be.”
Debbie Anderson, STI trainer and coach.
There are a number of common factors associated with empowerment which affect everyone, regardless of gender, background and outlook on life. The difference is that women are more likely to allow themselves to self-sabotage; missing out on opportunities that could be life changing.
Research undertaken by Google for the #IamRemarkable initiative talks about how “Cultural and gender modesty norms can deter people from self-promoting, even if they are themselves aware of their achievements and have no issues with self-esteem.” Couple this with imposter syndrome – where people, more notably women, allow their negative self talk to influence and even dictate their actions – and you have a common scenario where women are overlooked for opportunities.
Studies tell us that diverse organisations; those that have staff that represent the organisations and communities they serve, are more profitable, embrace innovation and are more challenging of the status quo, so why are we still a long way from true diversity in the workforce?
Part of this is cultural and because of a fear of change within organisations and part is because it requires women to have the courage to take risks to raise their profile and get noticed.
Empowering Women in the Workplace
Our Empowering Women programme has been designed to help you tackle all of these issues (and more) in a highly interactive environment with participants learning from each other, sharing experience and providing mutual support. You will leave the programme having:
- Built sustainable changes in your confidence and style of leadership
- Learnt through self-awareness, practice and experience to make more conscious choices and decisions
- Practiced and understood the concept of networking to enable personal and strategic relationships built on trust and collaboration
- Heard inspiring talks and personal stories
- Addressed your own biases against underrepresented groups and women who vocally express their achievements
- Identified the challenges around “bragging” and self promotion
- Increased your levels of confidence and self-worth
- Identified and started to utilise power sources for effective self-promotion
- Practiced vocally expressing achievements and stating expectations with authenticity
- Been a part of creating a safe space where everyone feels comfortable sharing
At the end of the programme you will have a better understanding of who you are and what drives you; you will recognise that you are in control of the choices you make and you will be able to apply practical techniques to feel more empowered and purposeful in whatever you do.
Whilst this course is aimed at women, all of the principles that are covered apply to us all so mixed gender programmes can be arranged too!
For more information about our Empowering Women programme click on the link below.