Hooray, we don’t need to feel the need to be perfect anymore! Our event to celebrate International Women’s Day gives us all permission to rid ourselves of the perpetual desire to be better in everything we do – we are good enough the way we are - so join us in appreciating our very unique set of strengths.
We were very fortunate to be joined by an expert in this area. Harriet Waley-Cohen, speaker and coach for our event, says:
‘The Destructiveness of Perfection vs the Empowering Attitude of Progress: The media tells us that we must be fit, successful, ambitious, fabulously and fashionably turned out, have a beautiful home that looks interior magazine perfect, throw dinner parties with intricate menus, earn a great salary, meditate before dawn and be calm at all times…
The ideals that are put forward are unrealistic at best and perpetuate the toxicity of striving for perfectionism at worst. This has a detrimental effect on our confidence, self-esteem, health, happiness, relationships and career.’
Our event was kindly hosted by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, and it was great to see so many Dentons employees attend. We also had attendees from 13 different organisations, which was great for networking. Our partners, Parental Choice, also attended the event and invited their clients. It’s great to know that between us we can offer our clients fantastic packages to support their working parents.
Jo Wilson, Diversity & Inclusion Manager for Dentons says:
"We were delighted to host such an amazing seminar in the run up to International Women's Day. Celebrating progress and #BalanceforBetter creates a platform where we can all work together to create a truly inclusive workplace"
One delegate who attended commented:
‘I thought it was thought provoking and gave a great deal to take away. Harriet is a great inspirational speaker, who given her life's experiences walks the talk.’