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When we speak the truth we no longer need to apologise for who we are

Listen to all the Becoming International recorded talks and webinars helping women on their journey to lead unapologetic lives.

Imposter syndrome

Managing Imposter Syndrome podcast

Dr Alison Maitland talks with Women in Utilities Network Co-Founder Hayley Monks about Imposter Syndrome. Alison shares her thoughts on why Imposter Syndrome is not actually and syndrome (it’s more accurately imposter phenomenon) and how we might look at things differently.

Meet your inner mentor

“You’re not good enough”; “You’ll never achieve that”; “Don’t even bother trying”… We’re all used to hearing the voice of our inner critic and all the negative things that it says about us and our potential. But what if we could summon up an inner mentor, to offer some perspective, some counterbalance and some inspiration? 

Mentoring is widely-recognised as critical for professional development. Women, in particular, are encouraged to find mentors who will offer advice and provide support and sponsorship through their careers. And this is indeed often very valuable. But, is it also slightly disempowering? Is it teaching us to reach out to others for guidance when actually we have the resources within? 

Here are a couple of clips form a session we ran for the brilliant Women in Banking and Finance network, where we explored the inner resources we have to act as our own mentor and the voice inside that can guide and support us.

Not just a victim

Women find themselves on the receiving end of bullying and harassment more often than you’d expect. In this 1 hour webinar, in collaboration with Speak Out Revolution we provide some tools for anyone who has been a target of workplace bullying and harassment, so they can exercise their agency, power and choice. And if that’s you, we want you to know you are not just a victim.

Unjudged – A story of gender transition, Cynthia Fortlage

Cynthia Fortlage is an international award-winning LGBT+ executive, entrepreneur, and board leader. In 2016 she came to terms with a 46-year denial of her gender identity. She is now the founder and CEO of CAF Services, providing Gender Identity coaching for Women & 2SLGBTQIA+ persons and supporting helping individuals and organisations address gender diversity issues.

Cynthia spoke with us about her experiences as a transgender woman, with the aim of helping us to build our acceptance through a deeper understanding of her individual experience.