Overcome that imposter syndrome, urges Businesswomen Award winner

Sara Arthur Tees Businesswomen Awards
Sara Arthur Tees Businesswomen Awards

Many women are dealing with “imposter syndrome” and not embracing their incredible achievements, says the winner of last year’s Best Newcomer category at the Tees Businesswomen Awards.

Sara Arthur, managing director of Genesis Protection Services, is urging women to put aside their embarrassment, shout about themselves and enter this year’s awards.

The awards are being organised by Tees Business in association with Northern Skills Group, the training and apprenticeships arm of Middlesbrough College.

With the closing date of November 27 fast approaching, Sara is full of praise for the positive benefits of being involved with such an empowering event.

“The Businesswomen Awards have had incredible benefits for me, both in terms of business and personally,” says Sara.

“Winning the award is certainly something I’ve fed on ever since, especially during lockdown.

“In my darkest times throughout the Covid crisis, I have thought about that award and rallied. 

“I know I can do it and so do my peers – that’s why I won. It really has been a comfort and a spur.”

Sarah was nominated for her award by Karl Pemberton, managing director of Stockton-based Active Chartered Financial Planners. 

“I will be eternally grateful to him,” says Sara. “Even though I almost fell off my chair when I won, the energy and vibes at the event were amazing, and everything I’ve done since has been powered by that night.”

Sara would encourage her fellow businesswomen to enter this year’s awards.

“100 per cent, get those entries in,” she says. “Push those doubts to one side and tell yourself that you are worthy – because you are! 

“I’m a great believer in positive thinking – show yourself, it’s a great platform – you won’t regret it.” 

For further information on sponsoring the remaining Charity/Voluntary category in the Tees Businesswomen Awards 2020, contact Chris Garbutt on 01642 450255 or email info@teesbusiness.co.uk

To find out more about how to enter the awards or to nominate someone else, click here https://teesbusiness.co.uk/businesswoman-of-the-year-sponsored-by-teesside-university-2019/