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Advancing Your Potential Announces Partnership with Trust Radius on Report for International Women's Day

Advancing Your Potential Announces Partnership with Trust Radius on Report for International Women's Day

On the occasion of IWD 2020, Advancing Your Potential announces their support of the launch of a report highlighting challenges faced by women in tech.

"At Advancing Your Potential we are passionate about empowering women & ethnic minorities, smashing glass ceilings and overcoming the gender gap via our various projects. We’re also passionate about raising awareness around the challenges women face in the professional world through research and surveys. The @TrustRadius 2020 Women in Tech Report helps us further that mission. The results  of this report and survey echo many of our own findings for Her Way To The Top: A Guide to Smashing the Glass Ceiling’’ says Hira Ali, founder of Advancing Your Potential and International Women Empowerment Events

In 2017-2018, the Founder of Advancing Your Potential, Hira Ali, created an international survey of women across the globe including Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Australia, Africa, the UK and the USA. More than 300 women answered a simple question: What are the top challenges holding you back in your career? The results were incredibly similar, despite the differences in background and nationality. Internal obstacles included: FOMO, Imposter Syndrome, Fear of Failure, Social Conditioning, Confidence Gap, Failure to Self-Promote, Time Poverty, Struggling to Say No, and Perfectionism. External obstacles include: Sexism, Misogyny, Lack of Childcare Options, Sexual Harassment, Lack of Flexibility, and Lack of a Support System at Home. The findings were presented in a book which went on to earn outstanding reviews from global influencers.

In 2019, Advancing Your Potential collaborated with Jennifer Willey from Wet Cement to launch, Career Excel, a premier online women leadership program backed by principles of psychology and neuroscience. The WHY behind the program was driven by statistics like these

In the same year, during National Inclusion Week, Advancing Your Potential collaborated with Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE from The Power of Staff Networks to launch The Grey Area Surveys which aims to capture the experience of ethnic minorities working in the public and private sector in US.

And in 2020, we’re celebrating IWD by partnering with Trust Radius to shed light on the challenges and triumphs of women in the tech industry. After surveying 700+ tech professionals, @TrustRadius launched the 2020 Women in Tech Report: a hard-hitting research study offering insights into the challenges women face today. Many of the challenges identified coincides/ reaffirmed results from our global survey launched earlier.

Learn more by reading the full report here.

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