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Habits the hold Women Back in Work with Sylvia Baldock

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June 23, 11:00am-12:00pm

We are delighted to welcome back Sylvia Baldock to be our guest speaker in June.

SYLVIA BALDOCK has been transforming lives from the tender age of 13 when she ran a youth group for deprived teenagers in Glasgow, Scotland.

Throughout her varied career from Theatre Sister in Open heart Surgery to a Speaker and Masterclass Facilitator, Sylvia has inspired and motivated 1,000s of people to recognise the unique value they bring to the workplace, to play to their strengths and to lead with confidence and purpose increasing engagement, creativity and productivity.

This June Sylvia will be covering - Habits the hold Women Back in Work




The Habits That Hold Women Back at Work – Webinar 2020

86% of women handle all the primary family responsibilities (Bright Horizons Modern family Index report)

Because of these pressing demands on their time and energy and the later starts because of school runs, women often overcompensate at work to keep up with their male counterparts

Surveys show that men are generally more driven by financial reward, position, competition and winning whereas whilst women appreciate the rewards, they also want to enjoy their work, to be happy at work and to be liked.

They want to encourage collaboration, build strong relationships, have good work/life balance and to feel they are making a difference.

Whilst juggling their many diverse responsibilities, women can fall into regular habits that ultimately prevent them from progressing in their career at the speed of their male colleagues if at all. This can leave them feeling undervalued and overlooked.

Habits are learned behaviours that have been so ingrained in our psyche that we often don’t even notice we are doing them.

They are hard wired in the Striatum of the brain and are very difficult to eradicate by pure will power alone. The most effective and lasting way to get rid of bad habits is by replacing them with new empowering ones.

Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith have identified 12 habits that hold women back: these are discussed in their great book entitled - ‘How Women Rise’ and are as follows –

  1. Reluctance to claim your achievements.
  2. Expecting others to spontaneously notice and reward your achievements.
  3. Overvaluing expertise.
  4. Building rather than leveraging relationships.
  5. Failing to enlist allies from day one.
  6. Putting your job before your career.
  7. The perfection trap.
  8. The disease to please.
  9. Minimizing.
  10. Talking too much.
  11. Ruminating.
  12. Letting your radar distract you.



All of the above will keep you just where you are, as everything you are doing is to succeed in the role you are currently doing rather than the role you aspire to.

In this webinar we will look at some of these habits in more detail and the impact they have on your career pathway and your future fulfilment and impact.


I will be sharing top tips and actions you can take right now to overcome these habits and to tap into more of your true potential.