Finding Your Voice Among All the Chatter

We all have an inner dialogue that can sabotage the best of intentions. Just because we want to say something, doesn’t mean that we are able to. Sometimes our body does something different! Have you ever gone into a meeting determined to speak your mind or prepared to take a stand and when you have the chance, you feel like you can’t? We all have that internal chatter that speaks so loudly it takes over our voice sometimes. Oftentimes, that voice is the voice of other people from our past. Our mind can be very good at recalling instances when we were shut down or shamed paving the path for our body to repeat those patterns.

In this workshop, Andrea will share practices and strategies for you to take that step to speak your voice. We will explore the historical and habitual patterns we have adopted that have shaped who we are and have the opportunity to reflect on our experience with fellow learners.

Attend this workshop:

  • To share your perspective and to hear your colleagues and fellow learners’ perspectives on voice, identity and that impact their history has had on their role;
  • To develop strategies and practices that help distinguish your voice through that internal chatter separate from the external expectations and the meaning that others’ have created for you;
  • To learn where in your body, contraction or fear shows up so you can navigate from that, rather than have it shut you down.



Andrea Bordenca is the mom of 3 boys and the wife of an artist, based in western Massachusetts.  As the co-founder of the Women’s Collaborative, the founder of Lead Yourself Youth, & the Chairperson & Owner of DESCO Medical Service, Andrea is driven by community & collaboration. Andrea is committed to creating cultures of wellness & equity within organizations, schools & communities. She serves on several school & community college boards & is actively involved in the drug free & domestic violent awareness communities, including her local Zonta chapter & Quaboag Hills Community Coalition. Andrea is a member of the western MA Science for The People chapter, a social justice organization that brings accessibility to science education to all. Andrea is also actively involved as a workshop facilitator & leadership coach at the Institute for Generative Leadership, a leadership embodiment organization committed to creating impactful habits that lead to a high quality of life. Andrea’s focus is on leadership & learning for community members of all ages, races, genders, & all socioeconomic status. Andrea brings body based learning, linguistic awareness, and emotional intelligence to her parenting, leadership & mentoring relationships.


Date and Time:  
May 15, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 PM


5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking


Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, 300 Third Street, Bella A, Cambridge, MA 02142

We appreciate Alnylam Pharmaceuticals donating the use of their event space.


Members: $15; Non-Members: $40

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.





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