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Speak Up Dear! Learn how to strike the right balance and make an impact with story-telling and presentation techniques.
May 28th – Workshop at Liberty Global Campus 15:00-18.30pm

Women at work have to walk a fine line between being too dominant and too nice. You want to present with impact, whether at a table or on a stage. You want to tell clear, appealing stories that really land with your audience.

But how do you do that?

Women who profile themselves balance on a narrow beam – too dominant, and she can be rejected as not nice enough, but if she behaves too nicely, she is not taken seriously. This dilemma cost Hillary Clinton’s spin doctors many sleepless nights. When she acted too firmly, the voters found her unattractive, but when she was too feminine, it was at the expense of her authority. Unfortunately, this dilemma is not limited to presidential candidates. Wherever women work, these questions arise. 

Nobbe Mieras will teach us how to unravel this dilemma in this interactive workshop.

Speak Up Dear!

  • Get an impression of how others see you
  • Famous women struggling with their authority
  • How women often (unconsciously) stop themselves from profiling and being visible in the organization
  • Learn to read your own and other ‘s behaviour with ‘The Big Two’ – competence and warmth
  • Get a handle on your own unique image management plan

Past events

Talk Lean: Dealing with others more simply, more authentically and more productively
May 2nd – Workshop 16:00 – 19:00 (venue TBC)

Women in business are often advised to speak up, to be bolder and more daring, to say what we really think or to ask for what we really want – and it’s difficult to disagree with such advice.

But agreeing with it is often easier than following it.

How CAN we speak up in a way that’s not just comfortable for ourselves but comfortable for the people we’re talking to as well? How can we do so without jeopardising important relationships, or without earning the odious – and undeniably sexist – epithet “bossy”? How can we broach sensitive subjects, announce difficult news, make ambitious requests (that pay-rise or promotion) – in a way which is always both productive and constructive in terms of results and of relationships?

THE WORKSHOP

Alan Palmer, the UK Managing Director of Interactifs, a company which has developed an innovative approach in these areas, and the author of “Talk Lean: Shorter Meetings. Quicker Results. Better Relations” has some suggestions. The workshop is a short, and highly interactive, versions of the seminars which Interactifs delivers in 13 languages around the world, in blue-chip companies and leading business schools.

In it, Alan will share some simple principles and tools which will allow you to be more direct and straight to the point but without ever being abrupt; and to show respect, to earn respect and to maintain self-respect, without ever losing impact and focus.

Get in touch at contact@wicteurope.com to register your interest or to learn more, and for further info about Interactifs please visit interactifs.co.uk

February 13th – We Officially Launched!

WICT Europe launched officially on February 13th and we were delighted to mark this special occasion at the stunning Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, where we featured some of our industry’s most powerful female voices.

With a launch theme of ‘The Power of Women‘, we opened with an introduction from Maria E. Brennan, the President and CEO of WICT Global, learned the top 10 tips from an international industry pioneer, Miranda Curtis, on the Board of Liberty Global and Liberty Latin America, and heard wisdom shared by a panel of WICT chairs and executive leaders. Of course we took the opportunity to network and connect afterwards too.

Our panel addressed the essential role of women in leadership and their value to the bottom line. Moderated by Amy Blair, Chief People Officer at Liberty Global, with:
Melissa Raczak – Partner, Deloitte
Marva Johnson – VP, Charter Communications
Jeroen Hoencamp – CEO, Vodafone Ziggo
Enrique Rodrigues – EVP & CTO, Liberty Global

We’re excited and proud to have launched the Europe chapter on the 40th anniversary of the WICT organisation.

Dec 12th – Christmas Drinks and Panel


On December 12th we were hosted by our friends from Deloitte in one of the most #sustainable office buildings in the world #TheEdge. We had a great time discussing what makes an inspirational female leader and how corporations can work together to empower women in leadership. And of course, we could not miss the opportunity to wrap it all up with Christmas Drinks.