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Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The early days of my career were some of the happiest of my life. As well as loving my job, the social life that revolved around my industry was fabulous. There were always parties and restaurants to go to with a great bunch of friends and mentors. But I always had a yearning to do something on my own - a desire to change the face of the industry and be at the forefront of its revolution.
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Posted on 10 Dec 2014
‘Work hard on your network from the get go,’ says UBM Managing Director, Nina Wright, echoing a sentiment of many everywomanClub members, when considering the advice they’d give their younger selves. ‘It’s just as much a part of your career development as being good at your job is.’
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Posted on 9 Dec 2014
Ask yourself which nationality is home to the most confident women (log in to access), and Americans will more than likely feature somewhere close to top of the list. A straw poll of everywoman’s London headquarters is certainly in agreement that Americans have the edge when it comes to projecting high self-esteem. Cue emphatic nods from the stateside members of our team.
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Posted on 8 Dec 2014
Human resilience (log in to access) is the ability to bounce back. In business, a leader's capacity for resilience affects the whole organisation's ability to resume normal service after a setback. Here we look at how leaders can develop resilience in themselves and their teams, with the help of John Lees, career strategist and author of ‘Secrets of Resilient People’.
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Posted on 5 Dec 2014
A recent survey of New York recruiters found that ‘executive presence’ accounts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted. Clearly then, there’s a lot riding on our abilities to portray ourselves as possessing those leadership traits that can be so hard to define.
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Posted on 2 Dec 2014
The biggest stories on women in business from around the world, rounded up in one handy digest...
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Posted on 1 Dec 2014
Resilience is the ability to bounce-back from difficult times and re-emerge with a positive outlook. In the workplace and our personal lives, it’s inevitable that we will face challenges that set us back, but it’s learning how to gracefully accept and learn from them that defines exceptional leadership and a healthy mind.
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Posted on 1 Dec 2014
The 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards recognises the talents of remarkable women in the transport and logistics sector. Fleet planning engineers, operation directors, drivers to graduates have all received recognition from the Awards, bringing to light the wealth of role models for women in the industry.
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Posted on 27 Nov 2014
None of us are 100% confident in every area of our lives. We may feel confident in building relationships, yet lack assertiveness in the workplace or shy away from networking - but like any skill, it can be learnt. 
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Posted on 27 Nov 2014
Most women who have climbed to the top of the corporate ladder have been trailblazers in one way or another. Chris Browne, managing director of Thomson Airways, knows this better than most.
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Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Keep communication lines open at all times and don’t be afraid to ask for help says Managing Director, Anne McPherson who gives you her expert advice on building your career.
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Posted on 25 Nov 2014
Unable to get the product or service we want, most of us grumble and accept it. Not Christine Griffiths.
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Posted on 24 Nov 2014
Anna’s ‘sparkle’ was always obvious to her colleagues and clients, from her first boss after moving to the UK, to the clients who nominated her in the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. One thing is clear to our Rising Star of the Year, however – the industry needs more sparkle, by the truckload.
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Posted on 21 Nov 2014
From letting off steam over a glass of wine to watching the ballet, our everywomanClub members tell us how they switch off at the end of the day and why you should too.
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Posted on 20 Nov 2014
The reasons why an employee might be working at less than optimum levels are varied. Lack of adequate training, feeling undervalued, low self-esteem, office politics or career path dilemmas can all lead to diminished performance or undesirable workplace behaviour; but often these fundamental reasons are shrouded in mystery, disguised by surface frustrations.
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Posted on 18 Nov 2014
The everywomanWorld series makes a pit stop in Ghana’s capital, Accra, where we caught up with Iris Owusu-Manu, 38, for a chat about her working life as HR Business Partner (Corporate Functions) & Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Vodafone Ghana.
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Posted on 17 Nov 2014
Many of us can relate to the idea of taking on a project only to find ourselves cast adrift, feeling our way through the dark, unsure of ourselves and the desirability of the path we’re heading down. A lack of clear and explicit direction can leave us feeling insecure and demotivated, and result in dubious outcomes.
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Posted on 14 Nov 2014
There’s a widely held assumption that women are less comfortable than men with promoting themselves and their skills – a premise we put to the test during our everywomanNetwork webinar ‘Building Your Relationships’.
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Posted on 12 Nov 2014
Our individual approaches to problem-solving can be as varied as the problems we’re tasked with solving.
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Posted on 11 Nov 2014
The old adage of never working with family isn’t one you’ll find haircare empress Jo Hansford MBE agreeing with. The everywomanClub member, whose eponymous London Mayfair salon is now in its 21st year, puts her success down in large part to the formidable partnership she’s fostered with her only daughter and Managing Director, Joanna.
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