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Women's Empowerment: Self-Advocacy and Navigating Intense Conversations

Empowerment Inc.
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The Military Museums - Cooper Key Hall

4520 Crowchild Trail SW

Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

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Join the Calgary MFRC and Empowerment Inc. for a series of five workshops for women as part of their Yes, You CAN! Empowerment Program.

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Break the Freeze - Self-Advocacy and Navigating Intense Conversations

Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words, unable to speak up in challenging exchanges with co-workers, bosses, or family members? That moment is called ‘the freeze’ and is part of the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ phenomenon. Women are socialized and conditioned to shut down in these moments, but this can be rewired from the inside out.

You will learn simple and practical techniques to break the freeze in difficult situations and get you back into a place where you can find the words, powerfully advocate for yourself and navigate these moments from a visceral sense of your personal power. This dynamic and interactive session also includes physical self-defence tips and techniques.

EMPOWERMENT INC. – Yes, You CAN! Empowerment Program

Empowerment Inc. equips women to be powerful, communicators, self-advocates and negotiators so they can get the raise and pay they deserve, have the relationships they truly desire, and viscerally experience their personal power. We accomplish this through workshops, 1:1 coaching, speaking engagements, and ongoing programs.

These startling facts illustrate the importance of providing assertiveness and self-defence training:

  • From a young age, girls are socialized to “be nice” and to behave passively in response to conflict. Experts and survivors say the pressure to be polite is so ingrained that it can make speaking up about assault or harassment very difficult.
  • According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, “86% of women remember being taught to be nice to others growing up, only 34% were taught to share their point of view.”
  • According to Glassdoor, "Women negotiate less than their male counterparts. Sixty-eight percent of women accepted the salary they were offered and did not negotiate, a 16-percentage point difference when compared to men (52%)."
  • In Canada, 43% of women have been sexually harassed in their workplace and 50% of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
  • Shockingly, 80% of sexual assault is committed by someone the survivor knows.

This must change. We can help.

The following is our Yes, You C.A.N. Empowerment Program core offering that is specifically relevant to organizations who are looking to provide practical tools and resources to empower women.

The Calgary MFRC will be providing non-alcoholic beverages and light lunch at this afternoon event.

Military Price – CAF members, member’s spouse/partner, member’s adult child or parents, Veterans, & Memorial Cross families

Civilian Price – member’s sibling or any other relative, member’s friend, MFRC volunteers. Please note: Only 1 civilian friend per military member.

Child care subsidies are available to parents who attend Calgary MFRC adult events - to see if you qualify and to apply, please email: kristin.lailey@calgarymfrc.ca

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The Military Museums - Cooper Key Hall

4520 Crowchild Trail SW

Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

Canada

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