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In this edition of the Incognito series, a transgender senior manager shares her experience of transitioning in the workplace, and the incredible support she received from her employers and colleagues.
Organisations around the world are introducing measures to limit the impact of email overload on employees. But for most of us, inbox management remains a fact of everyday office life.
Follow our expert tips for writing, clear and explicit emails that get results.
Having spoken to many of our members, we know that as well as using the everywomanNetwork as part of your continual personal development, you’re also tapping into it as an instant source of inspiration when you’re faced with workplace challenges. Many of you also prefer to access the resources outside of work too and some of you are restricted by company firewalls.
Technology is evolving at breakneck speed, however the proportion of women involved in delivering this advancement is failing to keep pace. At everywoman we are working to address this imbalance in the technology sector.
Recent research by Deloitte indicates that women remain disproportionately underrepresented in technology and account for just 25% of IT roles, which is why the involvement of individuals and the organisations they work for remains as crucial as ever.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur dipping your toe into emerging markets, or a line manager welcoming a non-native speaker to your team, you might be wondering how you’ll cope with any cultural barriers.
everywomanNetwork members now have access to a personal resource that they can access at a time or place that suits them, both on and offline, to help develop their careers.
The new everywomanNetwork app is available now in both iOS and Android versions. You can find it by simply searching on the term ‘everywoman’ from either the App Store or Google Play.
Effective communication is the bedrock of workplace success. Here’s how to ensure your skills are fit for purpose in the most challenging situations.
“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”
John C Maxwell, Author
A seminal, 1999 study by organisational psychologists at California University, found conclusively that employees who have more fun at work, are more motivated, creative, productive and engaged, take fewer sick days and demonstrate better timekeeping.
New ideas, creative problem solving, strategising for the future – it’s the lifeblood of individual and organisational change, progress and growth. But how do you carve out the space to think when your daily life consists of email after meeting after deadline?
TAKE TEN MINUTES EVERY DAY
If your calendar looks like a game of Tetris on the best of days, blocking out half days of thinking time probably isn’t realistic. Instead, look for ways to incorporate just ten minutes of creative thought each and every day.
Is there a particular office saying that’s guaranteed to irk you? Whether you hate having your “brains picked”, being encouraged to “think outside the box” or asked to “shed some light” on a problem, chances are you’re also guilty of some irritating office parlance of your own.
Most overused UK workplace sayings
As high-flying Londoners with senior positions, Sarah Heward - the MD of hospitality brand Corney & Barrow - and her husband Steve were confronted with the reality of being cash rich but time poor.
From big chief to Little Chef
So, having grown weary of their demanding corporate lifestyle, the entrepreneurial couple embraced the opportunity to resurrect a former Little Chef in a small Scottish village.
Nominate the women that inspire you
With nominations for the 2016 NatWest everywoman Awards extended by a week, you still have time to help us shine the light on a new wave of female role models.
Whether they are established entrepreneurs or just starting out, there are six high-profile categories for businesses old and new, including a mumpreneur category and one for women shaping the future with technology.
In the latest in our regular series on the best apps and websites to inspire you at work (scroll to the bottom of the page for technology-based inspiration for increased creativity, more confidence, mindful meditation and sparkling presentations), we look at digital tools that can give your written communications the edge.
The everywomanNetwork, launched three years ago, has now grown into a community of over 18,000 people in 94 countries. Made up of both women and men, from entry-level to board-level, our members are employed by some of the UK’s largest businesses.
We’d like to hear from you, our members, to help us improve the everywomanNetwork, by inviting you to take part in our member survey.
As you progress throughout your career, people management might be one of the most rewarding yet challenging aspects of your role.
Here, three women from across the everywomanNetwork share the lessons they’ve learned from common line management scenarios.
MANAGING UNDERPERFORMANCE IN A RELUCTANT EMPLOYEE
A few years ago, I was at a party at a flat on the Thames with a breath-taking view of the Shard. People were fixated on it, discussing what a beautiful building it was. While I felt immense pride at having contributed to its design, I also noted that nobody at the party was commenting on what an incredible feat of engineering it is.
Our networking 101 series will cover every element of growing your database of business connections, from finding the right people to connect with, to working the room and building meaningful relationships. In the first edition, we looked at how you can lay the groundwork by getting into the right mindset. In part two we examine how you can get started with building connections.