melody wilding

AWIS Webinar – Learn How to Say No to Advance Your Career

Jan 20, 2022

by What's Next Webinar Series

Eighty-five percent of workers say their well-being has declined in the past year due in large part to rising workloads, according to Harvard Business Review. Whether you have overbooked yourself, realized you have a conflict, or otherwise can’t or don’t want to participate in a project, it’s essential to uncommit gracefully. Setting boundaries respectfully will keep your reputation intact and your relationships strong.

Melody Wilding will explain how you can be more assertive and confident, especially while juggling the unique pressures that make it challenging for women to succeed.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Overcome mental obstacles like fear and guilt that stand in the way of saying no
  2. Discover actionable strategies for pushing back professionally and diplomatically
  3. Learn how to communicate boundaries to managers, leaders, and teammates
  4. Cultivate greater focus and assertiveness to boost leadership capability
  5. Explore tools, frameworks and scripts that you can use immediately

WATCH THE RECORDING (You must be an AWIS member. Join today or contact for group screening information.)


Melody Wilding is the author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work. Recently named one of Business Insider’s Most Innovative Coaches for her groundbreaking work on “Sensitive Strivers”, her clients include CEOs, C-level executives, and managers at top Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Amazon, and JP Morgan, among others. Melody has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and Forbes. Melody is a licensed social worker with a masters from Columbia University and a professor of Human Behavior at Hunter College. Learn more at