Likeability – The 8th Deadly Sin

Likeability – The 8th Deadly Sin

July 30, 2020 | Recording Available

Learn how to influence the perception others have of you to grow your reputation and career.


Have you ever been labeled as “bossy, bitchy, or brazen” simply because you’re a woman with ideas and a voice that needs to be heard? Do you ever feel yourself holding back because you’re worried about what others will think about you? Cultural pressures often cause women to focus on being likeable. Although there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be liked, this need can limit a woman’s personal and professional growth.

Come to this two-hour virtual workshop and learn how to take back control of the need to be liked. You will discuss and reflect on the social, economic, and political impact that likeability has on your career. You will brainstorm and develop strategies that will help you turn other people’s labels such as “bossy, bitchy, and brazen” into career-boosting descriptors such as “confident, credible, and competent.” You'll walk away with a greater understanding of how to nurture your relationships so that your voice is respected and you can be in better possession of yourself as a leader.


Who Should Attend

This webcast is designed for women of all leadership levels who want to explore the connection between a woman’s likeability and her leadership.

If you find yourself giving in to others in order to be liked or you feel that others perceive you in ways that tarnish your reputation, come to this virtual training to learn strategies to take back control of your reputation and ensure that your voice is listened to.

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July 30, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Our expert instructor will guide you through an interactive workshop that includes the following lessons:

Lesson 1: Likeability and Why It’s the 8th Deadly Sin

Learn how and why likeability manifests itself and participate in an activity that helps you understand the social, economic, and political costs of likeability within your life.



Lesson 2: Strategies to Ensure Likeability is Not Your Deadly Sin

Through discussion, reflection, and other activities, you will develop strategies within the following four areas to help you develop stronger relationships both with yourself and others:

  • Confidence and Professional Presence
  • Perfectionism and Meeting Goals
  • Decisiveness and Self-Assurance
  • Credibility and Authority



Lesson 3: Individual Goal Setting

Walk away with action items that will help you translate and incorporate this workshop into your daily habits.


Catherine Neiner

Catherine Neiner

Director of University Career Services, Georgia State University

Over the course of her twenty-year tenure in career services, Catherine has served as director at a variety of institutions including a highly selective women’s college, a ranked MBA program, and an access college serving majority first-generation students. In 2006, she was one of only six US career services professionals selected for a Fulbright scholarship to study the emerging field college career counseling in Berlin, Germany. She was only the eighth recipient in 40 years to receive the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE) Founders Award for significant contributions to the profession. She is a coach, author and keynote speaker. Her research revolves around women’s progression through mid-career.

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