Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Jane
Sometimes speaking up at work is not easy, especially if you are in a male dominated environment where women’s voices are not easily heard. (I so love Mary Beard’s comment: “We have not yet learned to hear authority in women’s voices.” Sometimes it’s easier not to bother trying, to keep your thoughts to yourself and hope that hard work and talent will be recognised and rewarded.
Well, it might, but research into women’s career paths seem to indicate that you’d be in a minority if it did.
Ask yourself this question, do I always say what I want to in work meetings, and if so am I listened to? If the answer is no, ask yourself, what holds me back? Is it wanting to be liked? Not wanting to look stupid? Not wanting to get lumbered with more work? Not feeling that my arguments are well prepared?
Whatever the reason it’s important to identify it because then you can choose to do something about it.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.
The picture above is of Sam Roddick who was one of the first women I interviewed for this blog. She had some very interesting things to say about women and business, which you can read by clicking this .
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Posted on August 10th, 2016 by Jane
We all know the term ‘unconscious bias’ but it’s often less well understood about what we do about it. The Royal Society have produced a helpful video which has some good tips. See it here.
Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Jane
Lots of talk currently about women in power but are we really about to break the glass ceiling, or as Katy Lette says, are we just up there polishing it so we can see through more clearly?
Posted on July 27th, 2016 by Jane
Confidence, with it we can conquer the world. Without going to work is an effort. Here’s my top tip for getting some.
Posted on July 20th, 2016 by Jane
Confidence, sometimes we have it, sometimes we don’t. This confidence tip will help you have a quick surge anytime you need it. Plus, details of a very special coaching offer for the summer only.
Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Jane
End of term report on women on boards- Could do better. A new review based on women in senior leadership has been unveiled by the government, revealing that the proportion of board appointments in the UK going to women has slumped to its lowest level in five years.