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It’s an important date for your calendars - 26th September 2016 marks the beginning of the annual National Inclusion Week, a UK-run event with global reach. This year’s theme is ‘Everyday Inclusion’, and with that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of ways you and your colleagues can get involved – one for each day of the week.
It’s more than just recipes, kittens and celebrity selfies – we present ten of the best Instagram accounts to follow for career advice and inspiration…
Keeping you updated on topical business news and events, profiles of successful entrepreneurs and figures from the world of politics, sport and the arts, along with a healthy dose of more random stories to satisfy those with a thirst for quirky knowledge.
Five seconds. That’s how long Harvard University professors say it takes a new person to form a lasting judgement about you.
Research by Princeton scholars suggests you have an even shorter window to make a good first impression. In their experiments, participants were able - with 70% accuracy - to predict which political candidate would win an election, based on just one tenth of a second’s worth of video footage.
14 September 2016: Hundreds of senior figures from retail brands gathered at The Langham Hotel in London last night to applaud 12 inspiring women who have been appointed the 2016 Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassadors.
The programme recognises the achievements of women excelling at various stages of their retail careers - from Store Managers and Sales Leaders to Founders.
“Thin-slicing is not an exotic gift. It is a central part of what it means to be human. We thin-slice whenever we meet a new person or have to make sense of something quickly or encounter a novel situation. We thin-slice because we have to, and we come to rely on that ability because there are lots of situations where careful attention to the details of a very thin slice, even for no more than a second or two, can tell us an awful lot.”
Nine in ten of you fear something about the job interview experience, even when it’s for an internal role where you’re on great terms with the hiring manager.
In the everywomanNetwork webinar Preparing for a job interview, business consultant and recruiter many times over, Pippa Isbell, shares her secrets for alleviating fear and making the best of the opportunity before you.
Every woman’s experience of returning to work after having a baby is unique to her. But there’s no doubt that social norms, parental leave laws and the attitudes of employers play a role too.
We take a snapshot of maternity practices on four continents, and how they affect women juggling careers with new motherhood.
This month, we focus on a time that is often game changing for your life and career – returning to work after an extended absence. Returning to work might be wrapped up in all sorts of emotional and logistical challenges. This workbook is designed to give you the practical tools to take control of your return to work while being mindful of your emotions, your wellbeing and what you most need from your workplace in terms of support and career growth.
From staying networked throughout maternity leave to rebuilding your career confidence in the countdown to that very first nursery drop-off, heading back into the workplace after having a baby is a huge challenge for working mothers.
everywomanNetwork member Nerys Thomas shares what she learned from her own successful transition back to her role as Leonardo Senior UK Learning & Development Advisor.
The benefits to your career of a strong personal brand are well documented. But does your team need to manage its reputation too? Yes, says executive coach Des Christofi, who believes any team can shine with the right approach.
We all need to be creative in the workplace – to come up with new solutions to problems and find better ways of working.
In the everywomanNetwork workbook Unleashing your creativity in the workplace, we delve into the fascinating process of idea generation and how it can be kick-started. Discover how you can dial up your innovation with these science-backed ways for boosting your brainstorm prowess.
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.
Understanding different personality types is key to better dealing with some of the more challenging individuals you might work with now or in the future.
Watch these five shorts to discover how different personality traits manifest in the workplace.
“DIY should not be the MO of the CEO.”
“It’s quicker to do it myself than to explain it to someone else.” How many times have you thought this throughout your professional life? If the answer – like 52% of everywomanNetwork members[i] - is more times that you’d care to admit, then you need to commit to delegating more often.
Does your manager delegate tasks only to spend the whole time peering over your shoulder, picking over the details or even reclaiming the project before you’ve had a chance to finish? You’re not alone – 72% of everywomanNetwork members have been on the receiving end of such behaviour.[i]
Bad meetings waste time, create unnecessary work and countless lost hours of productivity. Bolster your position as an efficient meeting organiser with the aid of a little help from your desktop or smartphone…
Best for collaboration
If you’ve ever clean forgotten about a promise to do something for your boss by a certain time, or suffered the embarrassment of not being able to remember a new colleague’s name, you’ll be aware of the million small ways in which a failsafe memory can help you in your daily working life.
“It’s never foolish to begin preparing for a transition no matter how many years away it is or where you are in your career.”
Muriel Maignan Wilkins
Author of Own The Room
The boardroom might be many years off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think like a leader from the get go.
Hear first-hand about what it’s like being selected and taking part in the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards from Dr Alison Vincent, the 2016 Inspiration Award Finalist. The Inspiration Award recognises men or women who are championing the progress of women working in technology.
See the categories for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards here. It’s free to enter, and you can nominate yourself or someone you know who deserves an Award.