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70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome… and it’s mostly women

If you're feeling that you're not good enough to do your job, and you're going to be caught out soon, you're not alone Although we are pushing against that glass ceiling, did you know that 70% of all people will suffer from Imposter Syndrome at least once in their lifetime – and that it's mostly women? Have you ever found yourself thinking: "I have...
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Young SA girls too can soar – North Eastern Tribune

Despina Senatore is on a mission to inspire young South African girls to live purposeful lives through her newly published guidebook Soar! Senatore, mother of three children, said she had personal experiences and keen insight into the challenges of balancing being a wife, mother and full-time career woman.  Thus her desire to raise a generatio...
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3 Ways to help teen girls grow into confident and resilient adults – All 4 Women

3 Ways to help teen girls grow into confident and resilient adults – All 4 Women

Sometimes even our best-intentioned actions can reinforce stereotypes and place limitations on our girls. Social Media is not the biggest barrier to teenage girls becoming assertive and resilient adults. It's how society tries to limit them. Here are three ways to help teen girls grow into confident and resilient adults: 1. Create a family culture ...
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5 Things that teenage girls should know

"Don't strive for perfection, believe in yourself and go for what you want without fear of failure"… We were all teenage girls once. It's easy to look back at our younger selves and laugh at how silly we were especially about our reactions to certain situations. But, when we were in the midst of it, it didn't feel silly. Teenagers still face the sa...
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Soar! A New Guidebook by Despina Senatore - Blue Monkey

Soar! is the new guidebook for teenage girls that aims to instil confidence and resilience as well as educate them on career opportunities… Don't you wish that there was a guidebook that encouraged self-worth and resilience when you were a teenager? One that shone a spotlight on a variety of career opportunities, not just the handful your life orie...
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Learn to Soar with purpose, resilience and self-confidence - GET IT Joburg East

Soar! is the new guidebook for teenage girls that aims to instil confidence and resilience as well as educate them on career opportunities Don't you wish that there was a guidebook that encouraged self-worth and resilience when you were a teenager? One that shone a spotlight on a variety of career opportunities, not just the handful your life orien...
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Soar! The new guidebook for teenage girls - Parent24

Soar! The new guidebook for teenage girls that aims to instill confidence, resilience and educate them on career opportunities! Despina Senatore, South African founder and owner of Purposeful Woman, has released a new guidebook for teenage girls entitled Soar.  Purposeful Woman is an organisation she established because of her passion for huma...
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Becoming a mom amplified Impostor Syndrome for me

According to research, at least 70% of people, specifically women, will feel like an impostor at some point in their lives. Despina Senatore shares how becoming a mom amplified Impostor Syndrome for her and how she overcame it. ​ I remember how excited my husband and I were when we heard we were expecting out first child about seven years ago. I've...
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Women in Engineering

Despina Senatore answers questions about her career.
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Discover your purpose

Besides being a gorgeous semi-finalist in the Tammy Taylor Mrs SA Competition, Despina Senatore (43) helps women to find their true potential and purpose in life. She's also launching a book for high-school learners this month. Despina's definition of a purposeful woman is "A woman of courage and determination who takes deliberate action to empower...
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