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Overcoming Shyness in the Workplace TweetChat Scheduled
September 17, 2015

What: To have a conversation with women in engineering and technology about shyness in the workplace, how it affects women and ways to overcome it. The chat will be hosted by Engineers Ireland and DiscoverE’s Global Marathon team. The Global Marathon is a virtual event for, by and about women in engineering and technology.

Why: A study by LinkedIn shows that 56% of women believe they are overlooked for a promotion because they are shy. It also prevents them from networking and socializing with colleagues outside of work. An article published by Psychology Today, claims that the advent of modern technology puts shy people at an increasing disadvantage due to fewer opportunities for professional and personal interactions.

How we can help: DiscoverE started this conversation with women in E&T careers around the globe at the 2015 Global Marathon where women shared their experiences and tips to gain confidence and be successful in their careers. This TweetChat is an opportunity to share personal stories about how shyness affects women in the workplace and to provide empowering and practical tools that all women can use to be more confident in their professional and personal lives.

Who should Attend: Female professionals, female engineering and technology professionals, students

When: Friday, September 25, 2015, 9 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time; 2 p.m. Irish Standard Time

Where: Attendees can join the conversation by following along on Twitter via #GlobalMarathon and DiscoverEorg and EngineerIreland

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