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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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Top career development hack guaranteed to raise your profile

In my career coaching online, most of my clients in pursuit of career development could fill pages of a self-improvement form (appraisal) about the ‘constructive’ feedback they’d give themselves. They are often their own worst enemies, focused on what they did or said wrong – or indeed all the things they didn’t do!  The truth …

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Use these 3 definitive self-improvement truths to boost your career progression

In the career coaching online that I do with my high-achieving female executive coaching clients, we focus on getting promotions. This isn’t solely the kind of ‘promotion’ your boss can offer you.  My coaching clients do move up quickly and earn the roles they want. However, it’s actually more about progress towards self-improvement that makes …

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Women’s Reproductive Rights at work

The recent US Supreme Court ruling giving states the right to determine their abortion laws and render abortions illegal for millions of women. Like millions, I am stunned. Let’s be very clear; this decision is about women’s reproductive rights – or more accurately, taking those rights away.  It’s a rare reversal of an earlier Supreme …

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How workplace discrimination and leaving work post-covid overlap

Leavers post-covid at record highs But in particular, why are so many women ‘opting out’ when employers are simultaneously seeking so many new hires? Indeed many employers claim fighting workplace discrimination is a big part of their appeal. It’s easy to blame workers for opting out, without addressing how easy or welcoming it was to ‘opt …

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