About us Community workshop: empowering women at work
Last Thursday, Valeriana organised a workshop evening for our team of employees. The theme? “Empowering women at work”. Anne Marie Schulte, career coach and founder of Impact Vision, created a programme based on our theme. More specifically, the workshop focused on authenticity and confidence, overcoming intercultural challenges and how to successfully communicate one’s needs and limits at the workplace. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Yes, we thought so, too… :)
Anne Marie became aware of Valeriana last summer and was really impressed with our work. Impact likes impact! :) She had been working as a solicitor for some time until she decided to go in a new direction. Since then, she has been self-employed as a career coach, supporting business professionals in management and leadership positions to reach their full potential and generate even greater impact. Our employee workshop had the same goal, which is why Anne Marie tailored it to our team’s individual work needs.
Everyone’s sitting together in excitement, the projector is running, drinks and snacks and have been served — let’s go! After a brief round of introductions, Anne Marie delves in the big and somewhat abstract topic of “confidence” — an issue that is relevant to all of us and accompanies us our whole life. Precisely because it is such a big topic that raises many questions that aren’t always easy to answer and understand when German isn’t your first language, we have asked Adelaide, the 15-year-old daughter of Selemawit, one of our employees, to interpret. She translated some of the more difficult questions, making sure that everyone understood what was being said and that there were no big question marks.
Did you know that confidence is made up of three elements? No? Neither did we! It consists of one’s unique identity, one’s self-worth and realistic level of self-confidence. The latter means that you are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. In this context, Anne Marie also spoke to the Valerianas about differences between Switzerland and their respective home countries.
To be continued: Find out more about how we empower our employees and help bring society closer together:
- Wie wir mit Apps das Leben unserer Mitarbeitenden erleichtern
- Making Christmas biscuits with the Valeriana community
- Im Gespräch mit: Maria Magdalena & Anna
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