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How To Speak Up When You Feel Like You Can’t

02 February 2021 9:00 - 10:00

Speaking up effectively for yourself is essential to navigate through challenges or take the right steps to increase success in your career. All too often, academics and industry professionals alike are unable to speak up for themselves or assert their boundaries. In some cases, boundaries are non-existent, which translates to them being disrespected, devalued and trampled on. We will talk about steps you can take to speak up more powerfully for yourself, advocate for your own needs and take charge of your career.

Cathy Sorbara is a neuroscientist and passionate about raising the voices of women. For 10 years she worked as a researcher in academia in Canada and Germany, studying neurodegenerative diseases. But when she moved to England, Cathy decided to explore a different path. She became Chief Operations Officer of a start-up company called Cheeky Scientist, a global professional network that helps PhDs see their value and find meaningful work outside of academia. Now she lives and works in the Netherlands where she continues to support academics by advocating for their mental health and wellbeing through her own company, Sorbara Consulting. ​

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