Anupriya Munjal is a Senior Manager at Accenture, she is based in India & recently attended the
#Iam Remarkable workshop that was held for WUN members – here are her thoughts .
The #IamRemarkable conducted by WUN in November 2020 was an event that had a very simple concept of voicing about yourself. When you are raised as a child you are told to keep it a bit low at times. If you speak a lot about yourself, you are mostly considered verbose or someone who boasts about themselves.
Suddenly when you enter your corporate career, speaking about your accomplishments becomes very necessary. We really cannot depend on others to create the accelerated ladder for us, to speak for us. The workshop brought to life a fact that is still nearly unspoken of. In this too busy world where we feel our actions are getting lost, sometimes a simple thing as your own voice can take you a long way.
It did make me introspect – when was the last time I said I am good!. I think I do depend on others to say it for me, to recognize me and identify my accomplishments.
During a very interactive 1.5 hour session, I did feel that I am remarkable because of who I am. I felt stronger and more valuable. I feel there is a strong need of more such workshops at our workplaces. I do hope I can take this further and co-host more such in 2021 in helping others also think and feel the same way.
#IamRemarkable is a global Google initiative that strives to empower women, underrepresented groups and allies to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond.
Many of us struggle when it comes to talking about our own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norms as well as impostor syndrome can prevent anyone from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements.
During the free 90 minute workshop, you will learn the importance of self-promotion in your personal and professional life and be equipped with tools to develop this skill. Participants will be invited to challenge the social perception around self-promotion.
To find out more about future workshops please email [email protected].