Earlier this year we were invited to develop and facilitate a women’s leadership speaking series for Midwest Communications– specifically their Southern Indiana division of Midwest Radio. Midwest Radio owns and operates the premier radio stations of the Southern Indiana Region, and play an integral role in growing and fostering community in Evansville, Indiana and the surrounding areas. Specifically, Midwest Radio is dedicated to elevating their female community, who play a valuable role for their stations.
We continued our work with the Emergency Medicine Department at the University of Cincinnati with a session for the department’s women’s initiative. Our workshop topic was Developing Solutions for Gender Issues and during the session we worked through the topics that rose to the top for participants in a pre-sessions survey. The topics we covered were on work / life balance or integration, advocating for others, and building confidence.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, AAR Corporation in Chicago’s women’s resource group “X Network” invited us to host a program for all employees. Our focus for the program was building confidence,
Our January workshop with Kao NOW, the women’s initiative at Kao, was a long-time coming as we had been planning with the initiative’s leaders for over a year to make the event a success. The topic selected by the group was Communicating Confidence for Achievement, which was paired with the creation of vision boards to kick off the new year.
In January 2019 we returned to Barnes Dennig with the intention to build on our November workshop session, “The Power of No”. For this half-day session we dove deep into the idea of confidence– why it matters, how it affects our presence in the workplace, and how to communicate it.
In November 2018 we had the opportunity to partner with ERS’ Young Professionals group to present a Building and Communicating Confidence workshop to kick off their offsite. We assisted the participants in articulating their strengths into their “30 second commercial” that will help them communicate their contributions with people in positions of influence. Then, we worked with participants to develop and practice personal and professional assertive communication strategies that can be used in various workplace situations, increasing their confidence in daily interactions with colleagues and supervisors.
Above all else, the best part of joining a sorority is being surrounded by women who are both very similar and very different from you. You’ll make friends from different states, majors, and backgrounds and learn to see the beauty in all passions, interests, and personalities.
Amy Schumer’s movie “I Feel Pretty” is not about appearances, it is about confidence.
When Gild decided to expand their workshops on campus, our goal was to help sororities foster these relationships and tighten the bond between members, all while empowering each individual woman.
We shared our personal story that led us to understand that we don't need permission to demand the respect that we deserve.