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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 look at how you can lay the groundwork for a strong, professional network by first looking at your own mindset.
In this edition of everywoman Incognito, a recruitment specialist reveals how one innocent joke posted on social media lead her to lose the job she loved – and how she learned to forgive herself for her mistake.
Leading figures from business gathered in London to celebrate the successful women working in the UK transport and logistics industry, as the 2016 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards winners were announced…
Buzzwords, industry jargon and bullet point lists of skills and responsibilities reminiscent of a job description. No prizes for deducing that littering your LinkedIn profile with these common characteristics are unlikely to make you stand out among the 400 million professionals active on the network.
Taking the time to craft the perfect summary not only makes you up to seven times more discoverable; it also gives you the opportunity to showcase your uniqueness to anyone stumbling across your profile afresh.
Think of the businessperson you most admire and the three words that sum them up will most likely come easily. That’s because they’ve invested time defining and promoting their personal brands.
If you’re just getting started in marketing your unique skills far and wide, these tips from worldwide talent management experts will take you to the next level.
This workbook contains exercises to help you think creatively about communicating your vision as well as practical tips and advice about how to go about it. We will consider approaching your communication using the ‘Golden Circle’ method, pioneered by Simon Sinek: Thinking about why your vision matters, which leads to how to tell the story of your vision, and building up to what that vision is.
Over-reliance on a whizzy slide deck; over-saturating the audience with percentages and statistics; a presenter who reads bullet points off a page – we’ve all sat through those boring presentations that blur into one.
There are only two types of speakers in the world,” claimed Mark Twain. “1. The nervous and 2. Liars!” Whichever camp you fall into, follow presentation expert Sara Parsons’ top tips for dealing with what for many is the most angst-inducing component of public speaking - dealing with audience questions
Discover more tips for presenting with confidence in our special webinar (log in required to listen on demand).
Five trailblazing female entrepreneurs honoured with NatWest everywoman Awards in 2015 share the personal and professional advantages of winning one of these coveted Awards.
Ayesha Vardag, President, Vardags – Winner of the Woman Of The Year Award
My dream was always to be a paramedic, but a degenerative spinal condition meant I was unable to follow that path. So instead, I started my career with the emergency services in a control room. Though I wasn’t supporting people face to face, I found it hugely rewarding to be able to help people over the phone. The prospect for career growth was excellent too, and over the years I was promoted numerous times until I came to head up our staff training division, responsible for the development of over 600 members of the service.
Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Sara Blakely. All household name billionaires – but that’s not all they have in common: they all attribute a portion of their success to the invaluable guidance and support of a treasured business mentor.
They earn more, are more likely to be noticed in the workplace and occupy an estimated 96% of leadership positions. Extroverts, it seems, have the edge when it comes to thriving in the modern workplace, with its open plan office layouts and emphasis on group work.
More than three quarters (79%) of everywomanNetwork members describe themselves as self-saboteurs, with one in four admitting they frequently engage in behaviour that interferes with their long-standing goals.
“The tell-tale signs of [of self-sabotage] are when plans grind to a halt for no rational reason. The skill, ability and desire is there, but something stops you moving forward,” says
With a looming skills shortage in the STEM industries, the race is on for young Emirati females to study science, maths, engineering and technology at the educational institutions now open to women.
Those already making strides in their careers are role models to the young girls coming up behind them. We delve into the educations and careers of star players from the fields of oil, aviation, space travel, nuclear and environmental engineering to understand the challenges and opportunities for women in the United Arab Emirates.
Having a mantra you silently repeat to yourself in stressful times not only has a motivational effect; it’s also scientifically proven to bring about a meditative mind state, in which you feel calmer, relaxed and more self assured.
Award-winning women across the everywomanNetwork share how they discovered their personal mantras, and what they mean to them.
As the first woman to row the Atlantic twice from east to west, everywoman Associate Sally Kettle knows a thing or two about rebounding after a fall.
In our webinar Regaining motivation after a setback (log in to listen on demand), she shares her insight into how you can rediscover your drive after a personal or professional upset.
Today, 22 of the most inspirational role models within the transport and logistics industry have been announced as finalists in the 2016 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. The Awards aim to demonstrate the breadth of career opportunities offered by the industry, particularly for women, and those shortlisted are prime examples of this with careers ranging from engineers to warehousing managers and HGV drivers.