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I used to find it hard to talk about my achievements. This tug-of-war between showing humility and showcasing my accomplishments played out daily in my professional and personal life. When it was time for me to advance my career, I’ve realised that if I wanted to be recognised for my work and become visible for opportunities, I had to fight through the discomfort and so I decided to learn and practise the art of self promotion.
And guess what? Over time, I have increased the impact and visibility of my work and, as a result, more opportunities were open to me! I felt so passionate about this and compelled to help others believe in themselves and speak vocally about their achievements, and decided to train as a facilitator of #IamRemarkable, a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Now I am able to help others all around the world understand that talking about their accomplishments is a skill that can and should be learnt.
In this chat, I want you to walk away with:
- Actionable steps, including practical exercises and tools, to build a habit of effective and authentic self-promotion to increase your self-development and impact of your work;
- A healthy dose of self-belief: an opportunity to recognise your remarkable attributes – small & big- and use imposter syndrome to your advantage
- The ability to challenge the social perception around self-promotion, including modesty norms and unconscious biases, and become a force of change in your own organisation- help create a diverse, inclusive workplace