Empowered Women, Empower Women.
By Toni Green, End user computing manager
That’s the only way I can describe the journey which led me to Socitm’s Empowering Women in a Digital World (EWDW).
Nadira Hussain, Socitm’s Director of Leadership Development & Research, leader in the creation of EWDW, inspired and empowered me to take full advantage of the EWDW programme.
The programme promised to inspire motivate and empower. Helping to find confidence in stepping out of my comfort zone to develop both personally and professionally.
The EWDW programme did not fail to deliver upon its promises!
I have built confidence in accelerating my career choices, recognised the importance of creating strong networks, strengthened my leadership skills whilst empowering others, challenging myself to do something today my future self will be proud of.
AND OF COURSE, ……TAMING THE CROW!
What a revelation this was – I had to have been my worst critic.
Thinking about it now, my inner voice wasn’t very nice at all, clouding my capacity to take an accurate measurement of what I am capable of.
The EWDW programme, complimented by 1:1 tuition from my Co-Active coach, gave me the tools and skills I needed to recognise my negative inner voice (crow) and silence it.
Reflecting on the last year since the EWDW programme, I have achieved lots to be proud of.
- Stepping out of autopilot and being very present in the moment
- Leadership success
- Staff Excellence Awards nomination
- Empowering others to excel
- Round Table Event speaker and organisation support.
- #IamRemarkable facilitator
- Organiser and speaker at LBE’s International Women’s day conference
Being a speaker at the IDW conference, alongside very inspirational leaders, reminded me, that we are never fully in control of self-doubt, and the inner voice/crow cannot be put back in its cage for ever – there will always be those fight or flight moments.
However, with huge thanks to the EWDW Programme, I have the toolkit to take lead of challenging situations, making change last forever.