Are you hesitant to showcase your accomplishments? Join the conversation as we delve into the intricate world of self-promotion, with a particular focus on the challenges faced by women. Nicola sheds light on the biases and barriers that often undermine women’s confidence in highlighting their achievements. Aoife and Nicola share personal experiences and discuss the societal expectations and cultural norms that contribute to this phenomenon.

Furthermore, Aoife and Nicola offer practical strategies to empower women to overcome these obstacles and thrive professionally. They emphasise the importance of leveraging platforms like LinkedIn to amplify one’s voice and build a strong personal brand. By embracing self-promotion and owning their successes, women can break through the glass ceiling and pave the way for gender equality in the workplace.

This discussion serves as a call to action, urging individuals to recognize the significance of self-promotion not only for personal growth but also for achieving a more inclusive and equitable society. Together, we can challenge the existing narratives and create a supportive environment where women feel empowered to celebrate their accomplishments and contribute to their fullest potential. 

Further points throughout include:
– Self-promotion creates opportunities and connections.
– Self-promotion is confidently expressing your unique perspective.
– Own your achievements and let your authentic self shine.
– Self-promotion celebrates your journey and invites others to join.
– Recognize and embrace your worth without self-effacement.
– Overcome fear and share your unique gifts with the world.
– Self-promotion empowers you to make a positive impact.
– Embrace self-promotion as an act of self-love and inspiration.

“I think self-compassion is quite a loaded word in terms of females … because we have been traditionally taught to put other people first, and then if we put ourselves first, put our own needs first. It’s kinda seen as selfish or we feel that it’s selfish. And so then when it comes to self-compassion, it doesn’t sit quite naturally with us and it’s really about changing your perspective around that insofar as if you want to have a self-compassionate nature to others, you must. Have it to you first. It’s not selfish. It’s not about complacency either. In fact, it’s actually coming from a place where you’re acknowledging that things are okay. You don’t always have to be the best at everything.”

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