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Thu, Mar 03



Building Power - Taking Up Space (2/3)

"Taking Up Space" is the SECOND of three workshops that are part of our "Building Power : Professional Skills Workshops Series for Women in Health". Learn to how to address imposter syndrome, tap into your potential and build your portfolio!

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Building Power - Taking Up Space (2/3)
Building Power - Taking Up Space (2/3)

Time & Location

Mar 03, 2022, 5:59 p.m. – 7:14 p.m. EST


About the Event

The main focus of this workshop is to help students feel comfortable with Taking Up Space.

According to our scoping review, Taking Up Space requires effectively addressing imposter syndrome and subsequently patronizing behavior, tapping into one's own potential and the tangible and academically beneficial aspect includes knowing how to write a resume/CV.

In our scoping review, we found that 70% of 43 million women undersell their skills. This is due to lack of confidence, not feeling that they are “ready” or feeling that they are “too young”. Some interviewees in the study also expressed that it was their own selves that stopped them from higher opportunities. We want to provide our audience with the skills to combat this imposter syndrome and give them the tools to address patronizing behavior.

Without addressing imposter syndrome and without knowing how to confront patronizing behavior, it is difficult for women to feel comfortable and confident in their abilities. Techniques to mitigate these issues will be covered by our first speaker.

We build on this topic with our second speaker presenting ways our audience can tap into their full potential. Here we have specific emphasis on addressing patronizing behavior by empowering women to explore skills that will make them feel more confident. This includes skills, hobbies, and even careers that may be situated in the same spaces as their male colleagues, and often seen (erroneously)  as “man’s hobbies or activities”, for instance healthcare tech or healthcare law. For women to aim and occupy leadership roles, knowing how to and even where to explore their interests and expand their engagement is crucial.

With our third speaker, we aim to bridge together experience and skills with a more tangible approach for students to Take Up Space by giving our audience the skills to write a Resume/CV.

Main themes/topics to cover:

  • Imposter syndrome + Patronizing Behavior
  • Tapping Into Potential
  • Building a Portfolio (CV, resume)

Skills we want to equip our audience with:

  • Skills to address patronizing behavior and feelings of not belonging or not being good enough
  • Confidence          
    • Well-being, self-awareness, self-esteem, expanding engagement
    • Transfer interpersonal skills inside and outside of academia (Resume/CV)

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