Online Events that get Audiences Thinking, Laughing and Changing
What did you and your employees do to #ChooseToChallenge ? IDW2021
What the Clients Said
Leidos, Women's Enterprise Scotland & The Scottish Parliament's Women's Network Event
How: This event was inspired by ‘The Con Job — Getting ahead for competence in a world obsessed with confidence’. Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris, herself a WES Ambassador, whose PhD from the University of Cambridge looked at the experiences of women in male-dominated fields, will share why this happens, and how to respond before then leading a fantastic panel of:
*Carolyn Currie, CEO, Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES)
*Kathleen Riach, Professor, University of Glasgow
*Jillian Giles, Business Development Manager, Leidos UK
*Judith Morrison, Solicitor to Scottish Parliament
Shell International Ltd.
How: 'The Con Job’ webinar attracted 50% more attendees than normal, and people again stayed online for the whole 90 minutes - both of which delighted the organisers. There was huge engagement on the chat-box with people asking for more on these issues - stimulating ideas for new events for the hosts going forward.
How: This was the first International Women’s Day event for which Dr. Doyle-Morris had ever spoken where there were more men in attendance than women; a sign that the topic had wider appeal than perhaps she’d even thought! People watched from their main three offices - in Tel Aviv, Boston and London, 450 of whom received copies of the book to continue their engagement with a competence-first mindset.
How: We ran two events for ARM’s Inclusion Week, a wider event with several hundred in attendance introducing the concepts behind ’The Con Job’ and a smaller workshop follow-up on the practicalities as people received their copies of the book. The events went so well, the internal organisers remarked that it had challenged their assumptions that voluntary online events always had to be short - our 90 minutes flew by!
The Future of Work Scotland
How: This was one of the first events the membership group ’The Future of Work Scotland’, which serves the IT community, ever hosted featuring a woman as the main speaker. In addition to facilitating panel members from their membership, Dr. Doyle-Morris also brought a panellist; a fantastic IT professional who she interviewed in ‘The Con Job’. Registrations from multiple countries - far beyond Scotland, were far higher than normal.
The Con Job
Her most recently published book - 'The Con Job' takes a deep dive into the science and evidence behind how people progress or get left behind in business. She helps lay the scientific and evidential basis for how, for example, people get selected for redundancy or promotion - particularly vital following the Covid pandemic.
About Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris
Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris (Cambridge) is an author, consultant and public speaker on the factors behind career progression and employment bias.
Suzanne is a regular speaker on the BBC, STV and in the press and her books focus on gender bias, competence and social confidence.
Are you ready to expose the greatest 'Con Job'? Here’s what you can do:
-Hire me to start a conversation on this subject in your organisation. Clients say their employees are still talking about the messages days later - which is always great to hear!
-Watch my YouTube playlist for career tips on the battle between Competence vs Confidence
-Once you’ve read it, I’d love it you’d write a recommendation on Amazon so others can see how you felt and what it made you think!