Join us as two speakers from the Network of Empowered Women conference deliver their keynote speeches at King's.
Sarah Chan - Small can be Mighty
All big things begin with something small. A series of little decisions or actions can stimulate an entire movement! No matter somebody’s background or circumstances, we’re all part of a bigger picture. What can we do to activate our power to attract great people to work with? How can we build our skills so that we can thrive and also give back to the community? Sarah will share her experience as an underdog, and guide us through the complexity of being a modern working woman. Sometimes this means creating new rules, spaces, and voices to speak with - This has often been referred to as changing the game.
Myrna Khan - Minding the (Confidence) Gap
Women have made progress. Women make up half the workforce, earn more university degrees that men do, and companies that employ women in significant numbers do better than their competitors. Women are competent---yet we still see men being paid more, promoted quicker, and occupying most of the c-suite spots. Competence isn't the challenge, it is confidence. Ever since Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 best seller 'Lean In' the confidence gap has been discussed among women around the world. Some refute it saying that it is an excuse, some acknowledge it and work diligently to close the gap. All agree that the system that allows the confidence gap to exist needs to change. Myrna will share stories and lessons learned throughout her over 25 year career in private, non-profits, and public sectors. She believes that gap is real but knows that the next generation of confident women are closing that gap and changing the world while doing so.