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Self-Advocacy at Work

Shoba will share her insights on how to advocate at work to ensure you are one step ahead in identifying barriers , one step closer to effective communication and learn to navigate difficult situations.

Why is Self-Advocacy at work important?
  1. Personal Empowerment: Self-advocacy empowers individuals to take control of their careers. By speaking up for oneself, individuals can ensure that their needs, desires, and aspirations are recognized and addressed.

  2. Career Advancement: Often, promotions, raises, and opportunities don't just come to those who wait; they come to those who ask..

  3. Addressing Workplace Issues: Not all workplace environments are perfect. Issues related to discrimination, harassment, or unfair treatment can arise. Self-advocacy is essential in these situations to ensure that concerns are addressed, and a safe, respectful workplace environment is maintained.

  4. Ensuring Fair Compensation: Discussing salaries and benefits can be challenging, but it's essential to ensure that one is fairly compensated for their work and skills. Self-advocacy plays a crucial role in salary negotiations and discussions about benefits.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding the Importance of Self-Advocacy:
    Participants will recognize the significance of self-advocacy in the workplace and its role in career advancement, personal growth, and achieving work-life balance.

  2. Identifying Barriers to Self-Advocacy for Women:
    Attendees will be able to pinpoint common challenges and societal expectations that hinder women from advocating for themselves, such as imposter syndrome, gender biases, and cultural norms.

  3. Strategies for Effective Communication:
    Participants will learn actionable techniques to communicate their needs, accomplishments, and boundaries assertively and professionally, ensuring they are heard and respected.

  4. Building a Supportive Network:
    Attendees will understand the value of mentorship, sponsorship, and peer support in the workplace. They will gain insights into how to cultivate relationships that can bolster their self-advocacy efforts.

  5. Navigating Difficult Conversations and Situations:
    Participants will acquire skills to handle challenging scenarios, such as negotiating salaries, requesting promotions, or addressing workplace inequalities, with confidence and tact.

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