On 30th July 2016 Workshops for Women welcomed eleven women to BOSS NOT BITCH: An Introduction to Assertiveness, held at Rise in Manchester.
It was a fantastic session and we were so pleased to see such a diverse group of women for the 2-hour workshop. Some even travelled as far as Buxton to take part!
Together we explored the ways in which we communicate now, why it’s so difficult to be assertive and the specific challenges women face, and how to better assert ourselves by saying ‘no’ and asking for what we want. There was a real sense of sisterhood in the room, and we were touched by the group’s willingness to share some tough stories and personal experiences.
The women who took part gave extremely positive feedback, saying it was a “very relaxing atmosphere. Safe space. No judgement” and the workshop was “incredibly well researched and structured with a great mixture of participatory/ lecture activity”. Our founder Allanah even got some lovely compliments, with participants commenting that she “made us feel comfortable and safe. Lovely environment with great mix of women.”