Check out the questions and answers below to get a better understanding.
What is #IamRemarkable?
The #IamRemarkable initiative strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. At the heart of the #IamRemarkable initiative is a 90-minute workshop.
Improve self-promotion motivation and skills.
Change social perceptions towards self-promotion.
How is the workshop structured?
The 90-minute workshop helps participants learn how to speak openly about their accomplishments. The workshop is divided into three parts:
Discuss: Data and research about self-promotion and unconscious biases.
Practice: Main exercises to help participants articulate their achievements and practice self-promotion.
Go home strong: Discussion and take-home exercises.
Why is this workshop needed?
One of the big hurdles women and underrepresented groups face when tackling the leadership gap is practicing self-promotion — or vocally expressing their achievements in a working environment.
The benefits of self-promotion are vast — including taking control of how you're perceived by others, and making them understand the unique contribution you can make.
Is the workshop for women only?
Not at all.
While the workshop started as women only, with time we realised other marginalised and underrepresented groups face the same struggles. We offer this workshop to everyone and encourage you to run the workshop for various audiences. The goal of the workshop is to not only teach the skills of self-promotion but also to increase awareness of the hurdles women and underrepresented groups face in the workplace and beyond. There is high value in having allies in the room as they will support driving the required behavior change.
Why is Google doing this?
#IamRemarkable started as an internal workshop at Google. The impact was so great that we knew we had to share it with the world. By making #IamRemarkable workshop and resources available online, everyone can improve their self-promotion skills, opportunities, and futures no matter where they are.
Is there a fee/charge to attend?
No, we offer the facilitator training and all materials completely free of charge.
Can you run a workshop for my organisation/company?
Please register for a free online train-the-trainer session and you will get all the materials and training required to facilitate the workshop yourself.
I haven't attended the workshop, can I still train to become a facilitator?
We ask that you attend an #IamRemarkable workshop before you attend the facilitator training. Please book yourself into one of the workshop only sessions.
I want to attend a workshop! Where can I find a list of upcoming workshops?
We do not have a list of global workshops. You are welcome to join our Linkedin group and reach out to the #IamRemarkable global community.
Can you help cover any costs associated with running the workshop, like travel, drinks and snacks?
Unfortunately we are unable to cover these costs.
Do you measure the workshop’s impact?
Yes, we do. We ask participants to fill out a survey at the end of the workshop and three months after the workshop. Our analysis is done on the basis of an independent and ongoing survey conducted by a third party research company.
Can I access the impact survey results?
To date, #IamRemarkable has reached 230,000 participants and 800 companies across 150+ countries with the help of 7000 facilitators, while helping individuals grow in their career:
49% of participants declared to experience job and/or career growth, and attribute this to #IamRemarkable!
82% declared to feel more confident since taking the training
89% declared to be more active in self promotion thanks to the workshop
Resource: #IamRemarkable Impact Research conducted by Ipsos MORI. Please note that the figures are valid as of September 2020.