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Career development plan example: Don’t rely on one sponsor for a promotion!

If you have your eye on a promotion this year, start is by thinking about last year. What went well, and more often for the types of self-critical type of professional women I work with – what didn’t! This is a great ‘pause’ to think about what will set you apart for next year – and start planning now.  …

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2 Practical Techniques Using Customer Feedback To Improve Your Work Profile

As part of the leadership skills coaching I do with my clients, we often look at how to raise their profile at work and beyond. This can feel uncomfortable to say the least for most of my clients. Initially almost cringe-worthy! They are successful business women who value their integrity, not ‘smarmy’ self-promotion. But getting …

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How is recognition in a recession as motivating as money for successful business women?

It won’t pay the bills and you certainly can’t eat it during a recession. However, recognition can be as motivating as money for many of the women I work with. This can be useful in a recession, as many sectors face an effective pay freeze and relative wage erosion caused by inflation. Plus, while it …

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Best self-promotion techniques to gently stretch your comfort zone

Anxiety, particularly around self-promotion, can stymie a career. It can stem from too frequently being outside your comfort zone. Equally, it can get worse when you always play it safe and get stuck. If left unchallenged for too long, stretching your comfort zone suddenly becomes a very big deal. That’s why self-promotion is much the …

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Women in tech: unexpected routes in and why it matters for workplace diversity

How do many women in tech end up in their jobs? Probably not the way non-technologists often assume. Indeed, I’m an ‘accidental technologist’ myself! As someone who founded an online learning games start-up several years ago, I know that many women in tech are exactly like me.  While the rate of women studying technology is …

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