“The world’s in huge trouble. There’s never been a more critical time to step up, speak up and make change happen,” says Marie Broad Founder of Women Making A Difference, speaking during the pandemic. Marie's informal network brings together like-minded women to support and empower each other to make a bigger impact in the world.
About the Women Making a Difference network
These professional women come from corporates, SMEs, the public and charity sectors, and consultancy backgrounds, but what unites them is their interest in the sustainability agenda and their passion to make a positive difference to the world. Each time the network meets, participants explore a different theme and invite speakers to share insights they believe can aid their mission to make a positive difference to the world. Marie had worked with Susan before and was keen for her to deliver a Make Your Mark To Make A Difference workshop for the group during the pandemic.
Making a difference is tough
"I felt Susan’s session would be timely given the pandemic and all the challenges that we were facing. The pandemic was one thing but there’s an endless list of issues the world is facing. Climate change, social inequality – the world is in huge trouble. We really need to step up, speak up and make change happen. But it’s tough when you want to make a difference - you are always under pressure. You never stop asking yourself: How do I get listened to, be present, and remain strong? I knew Susan would be able to help those in this group find their voice and lead change," says Marie.
Making A Difference Women's Network
Make Your Mark
To ‘make your mark’ is to do something meaningful – something that has a lasting impact on, the world, on you, on others. That’s exactly what those in Marie’s Network are striving to do. It’s also the reason Susan was invited to deliver a Make Your Mark workshop – based on her unique blend of business voice and executive coaching.
More than 50 women attended the two-hour virtual workshop with the top three takeaways being how to interrogate your inner critic, releasing tension to improve vocal sound, and focusing on what you want your audience to feel when taking them on a journey.
The event also raised more than £800 for Drive Forward Foundation, where Marie is a Board Director.
The Foundation helps young people who have experience of care, to move into lasting employment.
"Such a positive, informative and inspiring session. Thank you, Susan Room, for sharing some of your fantastic tips on managing that inner critic."
Alison Ure, CSR professional, BAE systems
“I learned a lot thank you Susan Room. Thanks also to Marie for organising another interesting and successful event.”
Efe E, CSR, Hamble Aerostructures
“Thank you for a great engaging session, what a way to spend an afternoon. I love being part of this tribe. Practicing those breathing exercises Susan, really helpful advice.”
Tanushree Srivastava, Corporate Partnerships Manager