People skills for digital workers
22-23 Sept. 2014, The Barbican, London

Redefine yourself

portrait of Samiya Parvez

Samiya Parvez (UK)

What happens when you lose your job?

In life we define ourselves with titles: developer, business analyst, partner, parent. They offer security by reminding us that others need us. But when crisis comes—and it always does—these definitions become obsolete. We lose our titles, and our identity too.

You’re more than a job title. Learn how to redefine yourself—even when you feel overwhelmed—by:

  • Separating your identity from your job title by looking within yourself—not just your “work” personality—to find out who you really are.
  • Identifying what’s transferable and adaptable in your skills and experience.
  • Re-branding yourself by putting yourself out in the world and allowing chances to happen.

About Samiya

Samiya used to be a full-time carer of her disabled child. After his death she tried to change careers but the University route didn’t work out. Then she co-founded Andiamo, a social venture creating a new user-centred children’s orthotics service.

Who’s behind this?

At Together London we organise events about collaboration. We’ll make sure everyone at #dareconf has a safe and enjoyable experience. Reach us at or Together London.

Jonathan Kahn

Jonathan Kahn

David Caines

David Caines

branding and illustration
Rhiannan Walton

Rhiannan Walton