It was initially only intended for women to give them the opportunity to talk openly about what they have achieved in their work, without the modesty that women are often taught by the prevailing standard. However, the team soon realized that the issues raised are not just for women. They apply to anyone in underrepresented groups, be it gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability…any person who is different in any way from the majority of his or her peers. After all, someone who is marginalized more often feels that they are not good enough or may suffer from imposter syndrome and be less inclined to promote themselves.
The workshop is therefore now open to everyone: whether you belong or have belonged to an underrepresented group, or simply want to better understand the problems others face and contribute to questioning existing prejudices.