There is no doubt that it is harder for women to gain attention and recognition at work – which means it is harder to gain promotion. Once promoted it can still be hard to gain support for your ideas and strategies. Having a title does not guarantee that you will be heard.
This enlightening session delved into the common experiences many women encounter on their career paths, including the difficulties associated with obtaining promotions and having their ideas and strategies acknowledged.
During the event, participants were invited to reflect on their own experiences and assess whether they resonated with the following situations:
- Struggling to make an impact within their senior management team or workplace.
- Feeling unheard and frustrated by the lack of attention given to their ideas.
- Experiencing the need to assert themselves and gain visibility despite their competence.
The session focused on uncovering three unconscious behaviors related to body language and vocal expression that can hinder women from making a strong impression and being seen as credible in professional settings. Attendees gained insights into the following key areas:
- Understanding the Visibility-Credibility Dilemma: Participants explored the factors that contribute to the challenges of gaining visibility and credibility despite their skills and expertise.
- Unconscious Perceptions of Status: The session delved into the subconscious ways in which audiences perceive and attribute status, shedding light on the importance of projecting a confident and credible image.
- Overcoming Unconscious Behaviors: Attendees learned about three specific unconscious behaviors that may hinder their credibility and impact at work. Practical strategies were provided to immediately address and change these behaviors.
The event also offered a range of ideas, tools, and techniques to enhance future conversations and interactions, empowering participants to effectively communicate their ideas and gain the support they deserve. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to seek guidance and support from a skilled coach, fostering a sense of community among like-minded women on similar career journeys.
By attending this event, women gained valuable insights and practical advice to break through barriers, gain recognition, and establish themselves as influential professionals in their respective fields.
About the speaker
Emma Wainer has had a gloriously squiggly career, starting in pharmaceutical sales, then training as a Speech and Language Therapist. After a short and affair with the NHS, she became Operations Director in a successful event business, before finding her true passion and training as Voice Coach at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She brings the wealth of all that knowledge to help women raise their visibility and credibility at work, by amplifying their ability to be heard and cultivating thoughtful leadership in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.