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WHY AREN’T WOMEN
TAKING THE STAGE IN TECH?
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GRAB THE SLIDES
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1  An introduction
2  Things that hold us back
3  Things I wish I’d known
4  Things I’ve learned
5  Resources
TODAY’S TALK
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INTRODUCTION
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NATHALIE NAHAÏ
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MY STORY
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MY STORY
•  I’d always felt ambitious and an ‘outsider’
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MY STORY
•  I’d always felt ambitious and an ‘outsider’
•  Convoluted path, tried lots of different things
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MY STORY
•  I’d always felt ambitious and an ‘outsider’
•  Convoluted path, tried lots of different things
•  I didn’t see a job that existed that I wanted,
so I made up my own
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WEB PSYCHOLOGY
In 2011, I coined the term
‘Web Psychology’ and in 2012
I published my first book…
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WEBS OF INFLUENCE
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ONLINE PERSUASION
Pearson, 2012
UK | EU | USA | KOREA | JAPAN | CHINA
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HMMM…
“ ”
Where are all the women?
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A GLOBAL PICTURE
•  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1
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A GLOBAL PICTURE
•  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1
•  22% of seats in UK parliament are held by women2
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A GLOBAL PICTURE
•  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1
•  22% of seats in UK parliament are held by women2
•  4.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women3
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A GLOBAL PICTURE
•  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1
•  22% of seats in UK parliament are held by women2
•  4.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women3
•  Only 3 of Google's 36 top employees are women4
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QUESTION
“ ”
Would you describe yourself
as ambitious?
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DISPARITY
•  Millennial women are less likely than their male
peers to describe themselves as ‘leaders’,
‘visionaries’, ‘self-confident’ and ‘willing to take risks’5
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DISPARITY
•  Millennial women are less likely than their male
peers to describe themselves as ‘leaders’,
‘visionaries’, ‘self-confident’ and ‘willing to take risks’5
•  When girls are reminded of their gender by
checking M or F on a test, they perform worse6
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DISPARITY
•  Millennial women are less likely than their male
peers to describe themselves as ‘leaders’,
‘visionaries’, ‘self-confident’ and ‘willing to take risks’5
•  When girls are reminded of their gender by
checking M or F on a test, they perform worse6
•  Stereotype threats undermine womens’ and girls’
performance and interest in STEM fields7
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MY DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME
“ ”
You’re smart, you can figure this out
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F**K IT
WHY NOT?
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YOUR CAREER
Skills
Values
Desired lifestyle
CAREER CHOICE
+
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“ ”
You have to trust that the dots
will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something – your gut,
destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach
has never let me down, and it has made
all the difference in my life.8
STEVE JOBS
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EXERCISE
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EXERCISE: VALUES
1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
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EXERCISE: VALUES
1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share?
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EXERCISE: VALUES
1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share?
3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions?
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EXERCISE: VALUES
1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share?
3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions?
4  Do you feel you are in charge of your situation?
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EXERCISE: VALUES
1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share?
3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions?
4  Do you feel you are in charge of your situation?
5  Do you feel you have purpose in your life?
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EXERCISE: VALUES
1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share?
3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions?
4  Do you feel you are in charge of your situation?
5  Do you feel you have purpose in your life?
6  Do you seek out new, exciting experiences?
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VALUES & WELLBEING9
1  Self-acceptance
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VALUES & WELLBEING9
1  Self-acceptance
2  Autonomy
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VALUES & WELLBEING9
1  Self-acceptance
2  Autonomy
3  Positive relations with others
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VALUES & WELLBEING9
1  Self-acceptance
2  Autonomy
3  Positive relations with others
4  Purpose in life
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VALUES & WELLBEING9
1  Self-acceptance
2  Autonomy
3  Positive relations with others
4  Purpose in life
5  Environmental mastery
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VALUES & WELLBEING9
1  Self-acceptance
2  Autonomy
3  Positive relations with others
4  Purpose in life
5  Environmental mastery
6  Personal growth
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THINGS THAT
HOLD US BACK
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
The idea that you have to make the
‘right choice’. Don’t bother - you’ll never
have enough data.
1
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
The idea that you have to make the
‘right choice’. Don’t bother - you’ll never
have enough data.
Make your best choice based on the
info you do have.
1
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
Women wait until they meet 100% of the
criteria of a job role before applying10.
2
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
Women wait until they meet 100% of the
criteria of a job role before applying10.
It’s about process, not confidence11.
Get used to launching at 60%, you can
figure out the rest as you go along.
2
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
When a professional endeavor goes
wrong, we tend to blame ourselves. When
it goes right, we credit circumstance /
other people for our success12.3
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
When a professional endeavor goes
wrong, we tend to blame ourselves. When
it goes right, we credit circumstance /
other people for our success12.
Stop it.
3
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
Women are a quarter as likely as men to
negotiate a raise. We tend to doubt our
opinions and are more prone to
“rumination” than men12.4
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
Women are a quarter as likely as men to
negotiate a raise. We tend to doubt our
opinions and are more prone to
“rumination” than men12.
Adopt a different strategy (see resources)
4
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
Fear of being too smart, too vocal, too
successful.
5
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THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
Fear of being too smart, too vocal, too
successful.
You live once. Make it count.5
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EXERCISE
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EXERCISE
1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail?
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EXERCISE
1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail?
2  What are you good at?
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EXERCISE
1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail?
2  What are you good at?
3  What would you do in life if you didn’t need to
work for money?
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EXERCISE
1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail?
2  What are you good at?
3  What would you do in life if you didn’t need to
work for money?
4  How important is social approval for you?
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EXERCISE
1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail?
2  What are you good at?
3  What would you do in life if you didn’t need to
work for money?
4  How important is social approval for you?
5  Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
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EXERCISE
6  What do you want from your career?
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EXERCISE
6  What do you want from your career?
7  Who do you want to be?
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EXERCISE
6  What do you want from your career?
7  Who do you want to be?
8  What does success mean to you?
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EXERCISE
6  What do you want from your career?
7  Who do you want to be?
8  What does success mean to you?
9  What values do you admire most in others?
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EXERCISE
6  What do you want from your career?
7  Who do you want to be?
8  What does success mean to you?
9  What values do you admire most in others?
10  What does your perfect day look like?
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THINGS I WISH
I HAD KNOWN
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THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN
The career you choose now probably
won’t be the career you end up in.
1
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THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN
2
Ready, fire, aim.
You can build the plane as you’re
flying it.
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THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN
3
No one knows what they’re doing.
We’re making this shit up as we go along.
It’s called innovation.
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THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN
“Women are catty.”
It’s a load of bollocks.
Let’s help each other out.4
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THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN
5
Most of the things you think are holding
you back are in your own head.
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THINGS I’VE
LEARNED
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THINGS I’VE LEARNED
1
Surround yourself with people who are
smarter than you.
They’ll challenge you and make you raise
your game.
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THINGS I’VE LEARNED
2
People are generous.
Ask for help when you need it.
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THINGS I’VE LEARNED
It’s healthy to question yourself.
People who doubt their competence
are typically more competent than those
who don’t13.
3
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THINGS I’VE LEARNED
Imposter syndrome – if you feel a bit
like a fraud, chances are you’re doing
something right14.
4
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THINGS I’VE LEARNED
5
Know what matters to you.
Decide on a general direction and start.
Keep your mind open for anything that
excites you, challenges you, inspires you.
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RESOURCES
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BOOKS & LINKS
•  BOOK The End of Men – Hanna Rosin
•  BOOK Vagina: A New Biography – Naomi Wolf
•  LINK How to negotiate effectively: getraised.com
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WEBSITES & COMMUNITIES
•  womenintechnology.org
•  adaslist.co
•  ladygeek.com
•  littlemissgeek.org
•  witi.com
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REFERENCES
1  Female world leaders currently in power (17th September 2014) http://www.jjmccullough.com/charts_rest_female-leaders.php
2  Women in national parliaments (1st October 2014) http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm
3  Fairchild, C. (3rd June 2014) Number of Fortune 500 women CEOs reaches historic high. Fortune.
http://fortune.com/2014/06/03/number-of-fortune-500-women-ceos-reaches-historic-high/
4  Kurtzleben, D. (29th May 2014). Only 3 of Google's 36 top employees are women. Vox.
http://www.vox.com/2014/5/29/5761250/only-3-of-googles-36-top-employees-are-women
5  Goux, D. (2012) Millennials in the Workpalce, Bentley University Center for Women and Business, 17-25.
https://www.bentley.edu/centers/sites/www.bentley.edu.centers/files/centers/cwb/millennials-report.pdf
6  Danaher, K. and Crandall, C. S. (2008), Stereotype Threat in Applied Settings Re-Examined. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38: 1639–1655.
7  Shapiro, J. R. and Williams, A. M. (2011) The Role of Stereotype Threats in Undermining Girls’ and Women’s Performance and Interest in STEM Fields.
Sex Roles, 66, nos. 3-4, 175-83.
8  Steve Jobs (14th June 2005) ‘You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says. Stanford News.
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
9  Ryff, C. (1989). Happiness is everything, or is it? Explorations on the meaning of psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology, 57:1069–1081.
10  Desvaux, G, Deillard-Hoellinger, S. and Meaney, M. C. (2008) A business Case for Women. The McKinsey Quarterly, September, 4.
http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/03/business-women-economics-lead-cx_1003mckinsey.html
11  Mohr, T. S. (25th August 2014) Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified. Harvard Business Review.
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/why-women-dont-apply-for-jobs-unless-theyre-100-qualified/
12  Jessica Bennett, J. (22nd April 2014) It’s Not You, It’s Science: How Perfectionism Holds Women Back. Time.
http://time.com/70558/its-not-you-its-science-how-perfectionism-holds-women-back/
13  Kruger, J. and Dunning, D. (1999) Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments. Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology 77 (6): 1121–34.
14  Clance, P. R. and Imes, S. A. (1978). The impostor phenomenon in high achieving women: Dynamics and therapeutic intervention. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research,
and Practice 15 (3): 241–247.
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WOMAN
.YOU GOT THIS
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GO BUILD IT
THE FUTURE IS YOURS
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Nathalie Nahai - Why aren't women taking the stage in tech?

  • 1. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. WHY AREN’T WOMEN TAKING THE STAGE IN TECH?
  • 2. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. GRAB THE SLIDES bit.ly/woman_you_got_this
  • 3. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 1  An introduction 2  Things that hold us back 3  Things I wish I’d known 4  Things I’ve learned 5  Resources TODAY’S TALK
  • 4. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. INTRODUCTION
  • 5. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. NATHALIE NAHAÏ @NathalieNahai TheWebPsychologist.com InstituteOfWebPsychology.com
  • 6. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. MY STORY
  • 7. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. MY STORY •  I’d always felt ambitious and an ‘outsider’
  • 8. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. MY STORY •  I’d always felt ambitious and an ‘outsider’ •  Convoluted path, tried lots of different things
  • 9. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. MY STORY •  I’d always felt ambitious and an ‘outsider’ •  Convoluted path, tried lots of different things •  I didn’t see a job that existed that I wanted, so I made up my own
  • 10. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. WEB PSYCHOLOGY In 2011, I coined the term ‘Web Psychology’ and in 2012 I published my first book…
  • 11. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. WEBS OF INFLUENCE THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ONLINE PERSUASION Pearson, 2012 UK | EU | USA | KOREA | JAPAN | CHINA
  • 12. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD.
  • 13. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. HMMM… “ ” Where are all the women?
  • 14. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. A GLOBAL PICTURE •  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1
  • 15. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. A GLOBAL PICTURE •  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1 •  22% of seats in UK parliament are held by women2
  • 16. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. A GLOBAL PICTURE •  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1 •  22% of seats in UK parliament are held by women2 •  4.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women3
  • 17. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. A GLOBAL PICTURE •  195 countries, only 22% are led by women1 •  22% of seats in UK parliament are held by women2 •  4.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women3 •  Only 3 of Google's 36 top employees are women4
  • 18. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. QUESTION “ ” Would you describe yourself as ambitious?
  • 19. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. DISPARITY •  Millennial women are less likely than their male peers to describe themselves as ‘leaders’, ‘visionaries’, ‘self-confident’ and ‘willing to take risks’5
  • 20. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. DISPARITY •  Millennial women are less likely than their male peers to describe themselves as ‘leaders’, ‘visionaries’, ‘self-confident’ and ‘willing to take risks’5 •  When girls are reminded of their gender by checking M or F on a test, they perform worse6
  • 21. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. DISPARITY •  Millennial women are less likely than their male peers to describe themselves as ‘leaders’, ‘visionaries’, ‘self-confident’ and ‘willing to take risks’5 •  When girls are reminded of their gender by checking M or F on a test, they perform worse6 •  Stereotype threats undermine womens’ and girls’ performance and interest in STEM fields7
  • 22. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. MY DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME “ ” You’re smart, you can figure this out
  • 23. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. F**K IT WHY NOT?
  • 24. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. YOUR CAREER Skills Values Desired lifestyle CAREER CHOICE +
  • 25. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. “ ” You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.8 STEVE JOBS
  • 26. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE
  • 27. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE: VALUES 1  Which parts of your personality do you like most?
  • 28. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE: VALUES 1  Which parts of your personality do you like most? 2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share?
  • 29. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE: VALUES 1  Which parts of your personality do you like most? 2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share? 3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions?
  • 30. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE: VALUES 1  Which parts of your personality do you like most? 2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share? 3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions? 4  Do you feel you are in charge of your situation?
  • 31. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE: VALUES 1  Which parts of your personality do you like most? 2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share? 3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions? 4  Do you feel you are in charge of your situation? 5  Do you feel you have purpose in your life?
  • 32. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE: VALUES 1  Which parts of your personality do you like most? 2  What skills, abilities or knowledge can you share? 3  Do you have confidence in your own opinions? 4  Do you feel you are in charge of your situation? 5  Do you feel you have purpose in your life? 6  Do you seek out new, exciting experiences?
  • 33. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. VALUES & WELLBEING9 1  Self-acceptance
  • 34. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. VALUES & WELLBEING9 1  Self-acceptance 2  Autonomy
  • 35. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. VALUES & WELLBEING9 1  Self-acceptance 2  Autonomy 3  Positive relations with others
  • 36. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. VALUES & WELLBEING9 1  Self-acceptance 2  Autonomy 3  Positive relations with others 4  Purpose in life
  • 37. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. VALUES & WELLBEING9 1  Self-acceptance 2  Autonomy 3  Positive relations with others 4  Purpose in life 5  Environmental mastery
  • 38. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. VALUES & WELLBEING9 1  Self-acceptance 2  Autonomy 3  Positive relations with others 4  Purpose in life 5  Environmental mastery 6  Personal growth
  • 39. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK
  • 40. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK The idea that you have to make the ‘right choice’. Don’t bother - you’ll never have enough data. 1
  • 41. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK The idea that you have to make the ‘right choice’. Don’t bother - you’ll never have enough data. Make your best choice based on the info you do have. 1
  • 42. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK Women wait until they meet 100% of the criteria of a job role before applying10. 2
  • 43. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK Women wait until they meet 100% of the criteria of a job role before applying10. It’s about process, not confidence11. Get used to launching at 60%, you can figure out the rest as you go along. 2
  • 44. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK When a professional endeavor goes wrong, we tend to blame ourselves. When it goes right, we credit circumstance / other people for our success12.3
  • 45. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK When a professional endeavor goes wrong, we tend to blame ourselves. When it goes right, we credit circumstance / other people for our success12. Stop it. 3
  • 46. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK Women are a quarter as likely as men to negotiate a raise. We tend to doubt our opinions and are more prone to “rumination” than men12.4
  • 47. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK Women are a quarter as likely as men to negotiate a raise. We tend to doubt our opinions and are more prone to “rumination” than men12. Adopt a different strategy (see resources) 4
  • 48. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK Fear of being too smart, too vocal, too successful. 5
  • 49. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK Fear of being too smart, too vocal, too successful. You live once. Make it count.5
  • 50. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE
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  • 52. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail? 2  What are you good at?
  • 53. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail? 2  What are you good at? 3  What would you do in life if you didn’t need to work for money?
  • 54. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail? 2  What are you good at? 3  What would you do in life if you didn’t need to work for money? 4  How important is social approval for you?
  • 55. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 1  What would you do if you knew couldn’t fail? 2  What are you good at? 3  What would you do in life if you didn’t need to work for money? 4  How important is social approval for you? 5  Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
  • 56. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 6  What do you want from your career?
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  • 58. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 6  What do you want from your career? 7  Who do you want to be? 8  What does success mean to you?
  • 59. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 6  What do you want from your career? 7  Who do you want to be? 8  What does success mean to you? 9  What values do you admire most in others?
  • 60. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. EXERCISE 6  What do you want from your career? 7  Who do you want to be? 8  What does success mean to you? 9  What values do you admire most in others? 10  What does your perfect day look like?
  • 61. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN
  • 62. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN The career you choose now probably won’t be the career you end up in. 1
  • 63. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN 2 Ready, fire, aim. You can build the plane as you’re flying it.
  • 64. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN 3 No one knows what they’re doing. We’re making this shit up as we go along. It’s called innovation.
  • 65. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN “Women are catty.” It’s a load of bollocks. Let’s help each other out.4
  • 66. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN 5 Most of the things you think are holding you back are in your own head.
  • 67. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I’VE LEARNED
  • 68. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I’VE LEARNED 1 Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. They’ll challenge you and make you raise your game.
  • 69. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I’VE LEARNED 2 People are generous. Ask for help when you need it.
  • 70. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I’VE LEARNED It’s healthy to question yourself. People who doubt their competence are typically more competent than those who don’t13. 3
  • 71. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I’VE LEARNED Imposter syndrome – if you feel a bit like a fraud, chances are you’re doing something right14. 4
  • 72. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. THINGS I’VE LEARNED 5 Know what matters to you. Decide on a general direction and start. Keep your mind open for anything that excites you, challenges you, inspires you.
  • 73. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. RESOURCES
  • 74. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. BOOKS & LINKS •  BOOK The End of Men – Hanna Rosin •  BOOK Vagina: A New Biography – Naomi Wolf •  LINK How to negotiate effectively: getraised.com
  • 75. All material © THE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or distribution. @NATHALIENAHAITHE WEB PSYCHOLOGIST LTD. WEBSITES & COMMUNITIES •  womenintechnology.org •  adaslist.co •  ladygeek.com •  littlemissgeek.org •  witi.com
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