Empowered Women Empower Women

Earlier this week one of our bloggers wrote about imposter syndrome: the frightening and often debilitating feeling that our achievements aren’t worthy of the praise they garner. This incredibly sad, yet nonetheless real affliction is affecting an alarming number of talented women, leading them to feel like actors in their own careers – playing the role of the successful, confident professional while internally feeling like a fraud, terrified of being ‘exposed’ at every turn.

The thought of such self destructive behaviour potentially affecting the mindset of the creative, intelligent women that surround us left me feeling disheartened and slightly afraid of the prospect that the syndrome may one day affect myself. So in order to keep spirits high, confidence levels up and self appreciation strong I drew upon these four words: empowered women empower women and set about finding the best creative outlets on the market to ensure that as women we remain unequivocally self assured; in no doubt that we are incredible in our chosen fields and deserving of all the praise that is bestowed upon us.

What to read…

Described as the “modern career guide every woman needs”, Otegha Uwagba’s Little Black Book is a pint sized paperback that really packs a punch. After creating Women Who, a network for creative working women, Uwagba set her sights on the Little Black Book to help and encourage women everywhere that a successful self made career is within their reach.

What to watch…

anne lamott ted talk

Honest, personal and open, author and essayist Anne Lamott’s latest Ted Talk is a refreshing lesson in recognising, acknowledging and most importantly learning from our life experiences. Indulge in Lamott as she speaks with endearing humour and flare on issues that we can all relate to.

What to listen to…

At just 23, Ray BLK has already been nominated for a MOBO and been hailed as the “Lauryn Hill of the UK”. A sleek amalgamation of rap, soul and R&B, BLK (which stands for her three main values: Building, Living, Knowing) is welcomingly honest in her lyrics and ready for people to hear her truth.

What to wear…

Confidence may well come for the inside out but looking as fantastic as you feel is the ultimate combination to success. Visit our atelier this summer and start your next chapter in a bespoke Semple garment that will leave you in no doubt of your truly incredible self.