Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions: Self-Conscious about Self-Promotion? Get over it!
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June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 12pm – 1:00 pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET
Does the idea of self-promotion make you cringe? In the “The Gender Gap in Self-Promotion” study conducted by researchers from Wharton and Harvard, they found that women systematically rate themselves lower than men do when it comes to self-promotion, even when their work is objectively better. In fact, many women prefer to downplay their accomplishments instead of promoting them. Other research on women and careers found that women are more likely to believe that hard work alone is the to key to getting the top while minimizing the importance of being visible and getting known to their organization for their capability to lead.
Underselling your accomplishments can sabotage your career – it is not uncommon to hear stories of women being bypassed on well-deserved promotions because senior leadership may only know that they are good hard workers but have no knowledge or confidence of their capability to manage higher-level roles. Or stories of how a woman may have lost a job opportunity to another person because she could not effectively advocate her talents and abilities during the interview process.
Promoting your achievements does not have to be a gut cringing exercise – it can be done in an authentic and heartfelt way, highlighting of what you’ve truly accomplished, without looking or feeling like you are brashly bragging about your abilities and being blindly ego-centric and arrogant. Talking about your accomplishments also do not have to be entirely self-serving and can oftentimes, be truly inspiring and a way to motivate others.
Our panelists today will share stories of how they overcame their anxieties around self- promotion, removing their inner critic that casts any doubt on their ability to self-promote. They will share their invaluable insights and techniques on how women can engage in advocating for their own accomplishments, so all their hard work will not go un-noticed and that they get the promotion or the job they deserve.
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