Tuesday 12th October is Ada Lovelace Day: an international celebration of women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
In addition to our profiles of women in STEM at BU, running throughout this week, we thought you might be interested in the following workshop.
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative. The workshops are designed to help to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, breaking modesty norms.
Many of us struggle when it comes to talking about our own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norms, as well as impostor syndrome can prevent anyone from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements. The goals are to improve the self promotion motivation and skills of women, and underrepresented groups, and challenge the social perception around self promotion.
What does this workshop have to do with public engagement?
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are important and critical for creating the world we all want to live in. Besides being great for underrepresented groups, this is a good workshop to help other groups (“people of majority”) become more aware of the gender and cultural norms that keep certain kinds of people from progressing and having their voices heard.
In this free interactive session, there will be group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively.
The 90 min workshop will include:
- sharing data and research regarding self promotion and unconscious bias
- an exercise to help you articulate your achievements and practice self promotion
- discussion and share take home exercises
For any questions about this workshop, please contact organiser Ashley Kent.