Use Your Voice to Claim Your Power

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Date(s) - 01/04/2018
All Day

Carr Workplaces: AON Center


While there are more ways than ever to express ourselves, women still find themselves feeling uncertain about how, when, and with what frequency to speak up. Even the most powerful women in the world, like, Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg, Brene Brown, and Liz Gilbert remind us that even with great success and accolades, if we aren’t mindful, we find ourselves putting the needs of others before our own at work and at home.

What those great women have discovered (that many have not yet) is that they deserve and can claim their space. They use their voices to create solutions and opportunities for the people around them (and, by proxy, for themselves as well!)


  • Examine what it means to use our voices, and the differences between shrinking, swelling and expanding
  • Explore areas of our lives and careers that could benefit from us using our voices
  • Discuss how to “stay in our bodies” and harness our emotions during difficult conversations
  • Raise awareness of the unique pressures and messages that we, as women, inherit that influence our comfort levels with speaking up
  • Identify how we may be the ones holding ourselves back
  • Discuss the role of fear, and how to overcome it
  • Create action plans to speak our minds in specific areas of our lives and careers
  • Explore how women can help each other in this regard
  • Leave with a list of resources such as journaling exercises, podcasts, books and blogs, to help go deeper on these topics