Author: Melanie Gorman

Why your words matter when you speak up.

Why Your Words Matter When You Speak Up

It takes tremendous courage and bravery to speak up. Why? Because we face the potential fear of loss: the loss of love, friendship, maybe even the loss of security. We all feel the gravity in that moment of

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Hillary Gooden meme from Speak Up Women Conference.

How A Lack Of Validation Can Suddenly Stifle Your Words

“Invalidation,”  according to Dr. Jamie Long, psychologist, “is the process of denying, rejecting or dismissing someone’s feelings. Invalidation sends the message that a person’s subjective emotional experience is inaccurate, insignificant, and/or unacceptable.”  One hot August evening, my mom

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How to Speak Up and Use Your Words

By Jennifer S. Wilkov, Founder, Speak Up Women Conference I often hear from women who tell me that they need to speak up to someone about a particular situation or feelings they have but they are not sure

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Call For Speakers

Do you have an inspiring message or story to share about speaking up personally or professionally, at home or at work, or for causes you care about or as an advocate for others?

We are looking for you to join us as a featured speaker for the April 1, 2023 Speak Up Women Conference!

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