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The everywoman team would like to say a huge congratulations to Network member Ute Marke of Vodafone Germany on completing the challenge of a lifetime!
After many months of gruelling physical training, Ute recently completed a cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats, or, as Ute herself put it, "nine hard, painful, extreme days on a bike, 969 miles, 47,000 feet!"
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Are you a technical project manager, software developer, engineer or coder? Join us in Brighton for an evening networking event.
The event offers a great opportunity to network with women in IT and to expand your industry contacts.
When we're the least experienced person in the room it's easy to experience a crisis of confidence; we often shy away from speaking up out of fear of revealing our status.
If we can get past our self-doubt, we can turn these moments into opportunities to shine and elevate ourselves in the presence of decision-makers.
As the famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt goes: ‘Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, “Certainly I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.’ Sterling advice, but unfortunately, not the usual default position for most women. Our default position instead tends to be: put our heads down, do the best job we can, hope someone recognises us. Sound familiar?
Self-promotion is a vital career building skill – however, according to a poll in our 'Know Yourself Before You Can Promote Yourself' (log in to access) webinar, less than one in ten of us think we're any good at it. Conversely, a whopping 81% of us find promoting a friend or colleague easy-peasy. So why the disparity? Maybe because people often confuse self-promotion with showing off.
According to management guru and leader of everywoman webinar 'Developing Your Leadership Capabilities', Kate Fletcher, leadership is one of the most debated topics in business. With technological advancement moving at a furious pace, the ability of leaders to embrace change and inspire employers has been brought, now more than ever, into pinpoint focus.
Anna Bance is the co-founder of Girl Meets Dress, an online designer dress rental service which is revolutionising how women buy fashion. Here, the winner of the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Programme tells us in her own words about how her idea was born and what the future holds.
This September, Wisdom 2.0 heads to Europe. A product of Silicon Valley, the event will explore how technology can help us stay connected in ways that support our wellbeing, empower us professionally and are generally useful to the world. Past speakers include Arianna Huffington, Eckhart Tolle, Bill Ford and Twitter's co-founder Evan Willliams - high-profile high fliers keen on putting technology in its rightful place.