LASSN support lots of women who have had extremely successful careers in their home countries, and have impressive educational qualifications.
Our Tea and Talk Women’s Group have members who been doctors, pharmacists, dentists, engineers, and teachers – to name but a few. However, many migrant women lack the confidence to pursue their career in the UK, or face various barriers when doing so.
With this in mind LASSN worked with a Career Coach to run the ‘Building Career Confidence’ programme for women on Connecting Opportunities.
In the first workshop the women drew a ‘Successful timeline’ which helped them to think about transferable skills and strengths gained from their various life experiences. In the second workshop the group looked at practical steps they could take to move forward in their career, and also did some interview practice in pairs.
The programme was a huge success, with the women leaving the programme feeling more confident, empowered and optimistic about the future.
“The workshop gave us the chance to talk with confidence in front of everyone and share our negative and positive experience. I felt like we had a therapy session because we talked about the problems, challenges, and obstacles we face in our life and how we manage to overcome and succeed to reach our objectives. This made us proud of ourselves and feel happy and satisfied. We learnt, as well, all the good tips and ideas which will help us to trace our future career”.
“I’ve realised that we can learn something from any moment in life, which makes us to be better”
“I liked sharing and listening to other ladies’ stories and feel not alone. It let us remember and be proud of ourselves”
“It made us have a more clear vision about our future”