Preparing for your next Interview with Eleanor Tweddell

Photo credit: Another Door Eleanor Tweddell is the founder of Another Door and author of “Why losing your job could be the best thing that could happen to you” with over 20 years of experience in corporate communications. Eleanor shared the following frameworks and tips to help you prepare for your next interview: Shock: Ask […]

Talking Imposter Syndrome with Advita Patel

Photo credits: Gail Gazelle MD, https://www.gailgazelle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Imposter-Syndrome.png At our June 2021 NEST Insight Session, Advita Patel (she/her) poignantly integrates her own experiences as a woman of colour and discusses strategies to overcome our inner critic, more commonly known as ‘imposter syndrome’. Imposter syndrome Imposter syndrome is when a person does not believe that they deserve what […]

Boosting your confidence with Advita Patel

Photo credits: https://stock.adobe.com/ca/search?k=yes%20you%20can Advita Patel (she/her) helps boost confidence in her June 2021 NEST Insight Session. What is confidence? Confidence is the feeling of having little doubt in yourself and your abilities. This differs slightly from self-esteem, which refers to how a person values their sense of worth. A person with high confidence may not […]

Strategy Versus Tactics – A NEST Insight Session with Priya Bates

Why do some businesses prosper and remain sustainable? The answer is very simple, they follow a clear and concise plan which is embedded with tactics to reach their target. A strategy provides direction and tactics are how the strategy is put into action. At our monthly insight sessions, The Nest members had the opportunity to […]

Speak Up and Step Up

In a world where women are always fighting to have their seat at the table, it’s easy to be overlooked or fall back on the comfort of lurking in the background. Adena J. White decided it was time for a change and joined A Leader Like Me in the Summer of 2020. On the surface, […]

Diverse perspectives build strength

It’s 2021, and there is a lot of work to do to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Although there was attention paid and much performance in diversity commitments, this is the year to make progress on real action. The truth is that change will not happen overnight and […]

Are you ready for results? Join us!

When Advita Patel and I imagined A Leader Like Me, we dreamed of the program we each wished we’d had as we navigated our own careers as womxn (she/her and they/them) of colour growing up in two different continents. We identified skills and created a support community and began with our first cohort of 30 […]

Step up and call out my reflections

I first became aware of Sam* when my manager at the time told me we had merged with an organisation and we were going to inherit a new communications lead. My manager had a meeting with Sam first, and when she came back from the conversation, she said: “It went ok, but I think she […]

Five practical tips to help you work with a challenging line manager

Hands up if you have had to deal with a line manager who has been a bit challenging? Sadly, it’s not a unique situation. There’s a reason why Hollywood decided to invest millions developing a story line about Horrible Bosses, not only once but TWICE. Regardless of what level you are in your organization, you […]

If I can’t see A Leader Like Me, how do I know I belong?

In January of this year, Advita Patel and I starting sharing our stories about growing up brown in two different parts of the world. She, a first generation Brit and me, born in India, but raised in Toronto, Canada since I was three. What amazed me was the similarities of our stories despite an approximately […]