Does My Brain Look Big in This?

Posted on June 7th, 2015 by


Do you hide your intelligence? Just a teeny weeny bit perhaps?

If someone tells you how bright you are do you mumble embarrassedly: “Oh no, I was just lucky I knew that…” or similar?

You’re not alone. We women do it all the time (in general). Men do not (in general). In fact, men tend to oversell their intelligence. Women do the opposite.

You know that if you tell yourself something often enough it will become a self fulfilling prophecy. You begin to believe it.

Which might be one reason why we women are often identified as having lower levels of confidence at work than men (One reason of many.)

Resolve right this minute to give yourself a great confidence boost. Stop that internal spam that says you are not bright. Replace it with the opposite. Repeat after me: I am a clever woman. Yes, you are!

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PS When I googled ‘IQ’ I kept getting pictures of men. Sheez!

Women, Don’t Make This Common Mistake

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by

If you are always the kindly soul who jumps up to make drinks for everyone, stop now because… 1. You may be out of the room when important stuff is said, busy collecting up cups, taking orders, etc and 2. You are not a waitress but run the risk of creating that impression. By all means take your turn, and also make sure that they see you for what you are – a talented and very able woman who is

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5 Top Tips for Getting Ahead at Work

Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by

You know all the stats about women at work, getting less pay, being talked over, ideas being ignored until a man makes them, and on and on… Too much of that type of information can make you feel more like a victim than a successful career woman. All of those things are true but don’t let them stop you. Time to take control. After decades of working with successful women I want to share with you some of the things

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Are You Too Old To…?

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by

Have you ever said that to yourself? It’s one of my most frequently asked questions: Am I too old to change? Or more likely it will be phrased as “I’m too old to do that now.” No, you are not too old. Unless it something physically impossible, like having six children after the age of 60 (and recently a 60 year old woman had triplets apparently, so never say never) my answer is a categoric no, you are not too

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5 Warning Signs That You’re in the Wrong Job

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by

I hope you love your work, I really do; I hope that you have work that is fulfilling and fun and stretches you. We spend so much of our lives at work that we really need to love it; otherwise it’s just energy sapping and leaches away your joie de vivre. Sometimes, though, we can get into ‘cruise’ mode. Suddenly we’ve been there 5 years, or worse! Without ever really checking with ourselves if this is what we really want

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Women in Film. Can You Spot the Irony?

Posted on May 27th, 2015 by

Do you sometimes find yourself not knowing whether to laugh at cry at things you read in the media? I wonder if you spotted this one? A brief newspaper item caught my eye the other day; it was about the actress Salma Hayak calling for equal pay and better roles for female actors. That sounds interesting I thought, I’ll Google her and see what I can find out. I couldn’t find the link to her comment but got this instead,

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