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Self Promotion: Without the Backlash
2022-04-27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$15.00 – $25.00
NOTE: This session is part of NLOWE’s Virtual Conference, if you have purchased an All Access Pass you are already registered for this event.
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Self-promotion is an important leadership skill and one of the most gender biased. When women do promote their accomplishments and goals, it often triggers stereotypical reactions and can have a negative impact. Women tend to either not self-promote because of this, or because they feel uncomfortable doing it.
These 60 minutes will provide participants the opportunity to answer these questions based on their own personalities and environment:
- What is self-promotion? Why is it an important leadership skill?
- Why is self-promotion have such a strong gender stereotype? What does that stereotype look and feel like to you?
- How do you self-promote? Do you? What would you like to improve in your self-promotion skill set?
- What are some examples and guidelines for self-promotion that might work for you?
Susan Hollett is President of Hollett and Sons Inc., a consulting firm based in Clarenville NL. Her firm specializes in planning, facilitation and evaluation and has done considerable work with women in growing their leadership skills, whether as business owners and employees through collaborations with organizations such as Women in Resource Development, Women Presidents Organization, NLOWE, CCWESTT, and the WinSETT Centre.
Prior to forming her consulting firm, Susan worked in senior positions in community, economic and social development. She is the recipient of the NLOWE Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Advancement in Business and Community Economic Development”.