When I think back on the times when I was navigating each new environment, I find there are ‘power’ stories and ‘no power’ stories – times when I felt personally powerful to create change, and times when I felt that the power was in someone else’s hands.
Women in finance and other traditionally male-dominated, competitive and ‘hustle’-energy environments experience particular challenges. Here are some findings, personal perspectives and tools to support women to build personal power and professional confidence.
My live Q&A Chat in June 2021 was on ‘Building Professional Confidence for You and Your Team’.
I shared the WHAT, WHY and HOW of building professional confidence purposefully, right from the start of team members’ careers through to leadership level. We then had time to network and discuss implementation points.
Developing the professional confidence of your team should start early in their careers and continue all the way through. By developing your team’s professional confidence, you are developing a ‘team brand’ of trust.
Often, people who are stepping back into a professional space struggle with a drop in confidence, usually around feeling they are ‘out of the loop’ or that they may have missed opportunities. Here are some confidence-boosters.