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Marked annually on 8 March, International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and the theme for 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. EDI are delighted to bring you a bundle of sessions as part of our training programme aimed at women focusing on leadership, overcoming imposter syndrome, resilience and self-advocacy. Read below to find out more and register on the EDI Training & Events Calendar

Women in Leadership Mini Programme

8 - 15 - 22 - 29 March 

More women in leadership positions will help break down barriers by bringing about necessary changes to benefit people of all genders. This 4-part mini-programme aims to actively narrow the gap critical to career advancement, giving attendees vital leadership skills. Women have historically faced more significant barriers than men in the form of pay gaps and uneven opportunities for advancement. Overcoming these preconceptions and obstacles starts with more women in leadership, bringing about much-needed changes that benefit all genders.

Women in Leadership PDF

DCM Learning | Women in Leadership Mini-Programme Registration Link 

Maternity Matters - Return to Work 

1 March 10am - 1pm  

This session gives you practical tools and tactics to make a confident return to work following your maternity/adoptive/surrogacy leave.

Topics covered include:

  • Check-in – what’s working well, what’s challenging?
  • Values and priorities
  • Setting boundaries between work and home
  • Managing guilt
  • Self-care

Maternity Matters PDF

Women and Leadership - Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome Hold you Back 

7 or 8 March 

The call for women to step into positions of seniority and leadership is widespread. Many women are aware that unconscious bias is still subtly affecting their career progression and that feelings of not being good enough – what we often describe as Imposter Syndrome feelings – stop them volunteering or going for positions of leadership. 

If not addressed the Imposter Syndrome can cause individuals to experience significant stress, anxiety and fear. It can drive them to burn-out or inhibit them from achieving their full potential, prevent them from making valuable contributions to projects or meetings and deprive an organisation from seeing the very best that their staff can give. 

During this workshop we will explore: 

  • What is Imposter Syndrome 
  • Who might experience imposter feelings and why 
  • Solutions - Ways to move forward:
    • How to manage feelings around success and failure
    • How to manage our Inner Critic
  • Powerful female archetypes to give insight to leadership skills and presence

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie