Women’s Equality Day

26th August

It’s an opportunity to remember that every girl and woman on the planet
deserves the right to feel safe and loved, be educated, have a home,
vocation and income and be empowered to achieve what they want in
their life!

Countless reviews and research show that we are still significantly under-represented in the workplace at every level with less of us in
management and leadership positions, not to mention the pay disparity
and the lack of business start-up funding we get compared to our male
counterparts.

What’s even more disheartening is the growing body of evidence
suggesting that the pandemic has exacerbated the gender gap when it
comes to women’s mental and economic health and the increasing
domestic violence they’re subject to.

We’ve lost more jobs, our financial security and have taken on more childcare and homeschooling responsibilities so it’s not surprising we’re struggling with more anxiety and other mental health issues.

For those of us dedicated to empowering women, this is a major setback.

The research also tells us that we hold ourselves back in a big way too
because of our own fears and self-doubts.

Perfectionism, fear of failure, fear of judgement, chronic comparisonitis and not measuring up to perceived expectations all keep us stuck!

Lack of confidence and Imposter Syndrome affects up to 75% of women and is a major barrier to professional growth and career progression.

Not only that, research undertaken by Natwest suggests would be
female entrepreneurs are holding themselves back because they lack
faith in their own abilities and feel they don’t deserve to succeed.

Add that to our intense discomfort and social conditioning about
promoting ourselves, the “visibility factor” – which is now so crucial for
promotion and advancement, then there is still so much work to be done.

“Ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a
basic human right, it’s crucial for a sustainable future; it’s proven
that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and
development”

UNDP

I will do everything I can to empower the women I work with to believe in themsleves, realise their potential and have unstoppable confidence in themselves so that they can overcome the continuing disadvantages and gender bias we still face as women!

I hope this resonates with you. If it does, why not hop across onto my
social media platforms and give my women’s day equality post a like,
comment, share or save to join me too, would appreciate your support!

#togetherwearestronger😘

If ever you feel you might need some help in overcoming self-doubt, anxiety, limiting beliefs, visibility fears and Imposter syndrome, let’s connect and have a chat.