On 5th of February a workshop called ‘Women in Leadership’ gathered young female students in a bid to give young women the confidence to break sexist stereotypes.

Beyonce is one of the many women who support Ban Bossy, a group which aims to break down stereotypes of women in leadership // Credit: VS Angel
Beyonce is one of the many women who support Ban Bossy, a group which aims to break down stereotypes of women in leadership // Credit: VS Angel

UWE Students’ Union held a one hour long open discussion lead by VP Societies and Communications Hannah Khan and Education Officer Amelia Campbell.

According to Hannah Khan, women are more likely to experience doubt, especially when it comes to making important decisions. “Instead of thinking of what can go wrong, think of the best things that can happen,” she said.

She added that everyone has a voice in their head, which stops them from stepping out of their comfort zone. Hannah likes to call this voice Mildred- she told attendants: “You need to identify your own Mildred and put her back in the box”.

Hannah Khan hopes the event will be the first of many, giving young women an opportunity to meet influential female public figures from Bristol, discuss the importance of being strong leaders and analyse ways of becoming better in the field of guidance.

If you are interested in working with like-minded future women leaders and want to attend the next ‘Women in Leadership’ workshop, write an email to union@uwe.ac.uk.

By Auguste Chocianaite