loved hosting this workshop to people from all over the world
#IamRemarkable Week is a digital experience that took place 12-19 November 2020 - featuring virtual talks, online workshops and confidence boosting challenges.
30,000+ participants joined the week from 70+ countries.
1500+ workshops across the world took place to help participants learn the importance of self-promotion thanks to our facilitator community.
150+ companies celebrated the power of workforce diversity and allyship. You can also bring #IamRemarkable to your organisation.
“Being aware of our own unique accomplishments, and learning about those of others, helps us unleash the power of diversity together as a community.”
Anna Vainer, Founder of #IamRemarkable
#IamRemarkable Week introduced 50+ influential speakers, creators and business leaders from all around the world. Most talks and panels are available to watch on-demand.
An engaging conversation on women’s empowerment and the intersection of race and gender hosted by Yonca Dervişoğlu, VP Marketing, EMEA, Google
Non-binary artist discusses positive gender-diverse representation in Bollywood dance and storytelling.
Stay tuned to learn more about who else will be present at the #IamRemarkable Week. Guest names will be announced soon.
Rowan Ellis, Riyadh Khalaf
YouTube creators sharing their stories and journeys on finding their own voice - hosted by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Head of EMEA YouTube.
Meredith Herman, Aude Gandon
Leaders from Nestlé and GSK on diversity, inclusion and gender balance - hosted by Pedro Pina, Global Client Partner, Google.
Koro Castellano, Fuencisla Clemares
Empowering discussion with Amazon’s Diversity and Inclusion Director about the Google-Amazon #IamRemarkable story.
The Global Head of YouTube Originals on her career, life learnings and proactivity - hosted by Anna Vainer, Founder of #IamRemarkable.
John Amaechi OBE
How to address the imposter syndrome that disproportionately impacts underrepresented groups.
Power through these daily challenges to boost your confidence and self-promotion skills. Track your progress and encourage others to join you in this adventure.
Open a notebook, or Google Doc, and start logging your accomplishments. Building this habit is important for self development. Not only will you have everything at hand when it comes to job interviews, or performance reviews, but it can also provide a big confidence boost if you’re having a bad day.
Self-promotion doesn’t always come naturally. Look for role models to mimic and learn from. Take some time to create a short list of people who do self-promotion right, and what they do well. It will help you sharpen this skill, and, over time, you will find your own natural voice.
Email ten people that you’ve either worked with, or are friends with, and ask them about a situation where you did something that helped them, and the things they value about you. Store all the feedback you receive, and think about these when you feel self doubt.
Sharing is caring - most of us love to read and hear inspiring personal stories about achievement, learnings, successes. Think about an accomplishment of yours that others can learn from, and share it on social media. Don’t forget to add the #IamRemarkable hashtag!
We did this... we achieved that… Many of us tend to use ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ when talking about accomplishments. It’s time to challenge yourself, and start focusing on saying I when you, as an individual, achieve something. It might feel odd in the beginning, but it’s worth a try.
Consider what you want to accomplish and set a specific goal which motivates you to work on your self-promotion skills. This could be applying for a job or promotion, putting yourself forward for a project or developing a new business opportunity.
Get a group of friends or colleagues to share an achievement out loud every Wednesday. Set up a communication channel for this purpose today: this could be via a weekly ‘Remarkable Wednesday’ email thread, a group on social media, or just a dedicated chat group.
Take your time to reflect on the journey and progress you made during the last week, and get ready to push your limits even further. Self-promotion is a skill, like any others, that you need to work on so that you can achieve your goals.
Thank you to the 150+ companies who celebrated the #IamRemarkable Week with us by running in-house activities. Discover how you can bring #IamRemarkable to your organization.Visit company page
Get inspired by these truly remarkable thoughts, grab a piece of paper and start composing your statements.
“I am remarkable because I am a working mother: I am there for my children during their crucial development milestones and help connect empathy and technology every day at work.”
“I am remarkable because I have learned from my own experiences to inspire other people and help them unlock their potential.”
“I am remarkable because daily I wake up, get to connect with amazing people, and do what I love every day - learn new things and share.”
“I am remarkable because I have lived and worked across the world and experienced a life that surpassed my expectations.”
“I am remarkable because I am committed to the diversity, equity and inclusion agenda in Education - I have founded a grassroots community and hosted a number of #DiverseEd events to amplify the conversation.”
“I'm remarkable because I continue to mentor young girls to STEM by sharing my story, trained 3,000+ youths in digital skills and climbed Mount Kenya in 2020.”
“I am remarkable because whilst working remotely I made the time to reach out to my team of 60+ individuals through handwritten notes of encouragement and thanks.”
“I am remarkable because, despite of my demanding day job, I started a side hustle in 2019 to promote and drive gender equity in workplaces.”
“I am remarkable because no matter how many times I've been disappointed, I do my best to inspire and empower others to be the best versions of themselves.”
“#IamRemarkable because I am a strong, resilient woman of color and social worker who leads by example and uses her own lived and professional experiences to build spaces where others are welcomed and belong.”
“#IamRemarkable because I managed to raise £800 for a charity run on my birthday which will go towards helping indigenous communities in Colombia”
“I am remarkable because I am optimistic, strong and kind, thriving on growth-based learning on my pathway to success.”
“I am remarkable because I'm a trooper: I am comfortable wearing my thinking hat on and rolling up my sleeves to get things done.”