You are a phenomenal woman. Yes, you are! Don’t deny it. Don’t hide your skills, strengths, light under a bushel. Yes, you are not a popstar, famous actress, or a Nobel Prize award winner. But those things are not the criteria for phenomenal-ness :-) It is just being the true, genuine you.
Do you ever find yourself shirking away from promoting yourself? Do you feel uncomfortable talking about recent achievements? Do you worry about being perceived as boastful or a show-off?
Women are the worst at promoting themselves. Research is full of studies clearly showing this and how men are much better at it. But research also shows that ambitious women are often perceived unfavourably. So how can we promote ourselves without being labelled a show-off?
We are self-confessed self-help book addicts. We can’t get enough of them! Some have been entertaining reading while others have hugely influenced our personal and work lives. These five below are the ones that have had the greatest influence on us.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
I had a discussion recently in work where a colleague and I remarked on how important it is to be kind in the workplace and yet quite unusual. What is it about the workplace that we are reluctant to be kind? Is it considered less professional?
Yet being kind doesn’t cost us anything and it is easy to do. And being kind can make the world of difference to somebody’s day.
So let’s spread the love and bring kindness into the heart of the workplace x
We Are All Wonder Women is an international movement for female conservation professionals to be inspired, connected, and empowered to create an authentic, fulfilling and happy career.