Females working in male-dominated industries like IT may be able to get some tips on how to improve their self confidence at a workshop being run by Women in Technology this month.
Konstantin Yegupov, a Google software engineer and mentor on the company's CodeF scheme, which aims to promote IT careers to female students, recently said that confidence was an important quality for female computer science graduates to have when going for a job in the IT sector.
The evening workshop, 'The Importance of Self-image and Confidence' aims to help women identify key leadership qualities and learn techniques for improving confidence levels.
Women will also be able to learn mental training processes to allow them to perform more confidently in presentations, meetings and negotiations.
"The image you project upon others will reflect an assessment of your abilities, which may undermine the true self. By just building a self-confident image, you will be more marketable to get ahead in your career," Women in Technology said.
Dr Neslyn Watson-Druee, who runs a consultancy, Beacon Organisational Development, which provides services including executive coaching and performance management, will facilitate the course.
The workshop will take place on 20 March 2012, between 5.45pm and 9pm at the Women in Technology offices at 114, Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JH. The evening costs £78 to attend.
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