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February 7, 2017
07
Feb

Nationwide competition launched to find the future stars of UK engineering

A nationwide search is being launched today (7 February) to find the next generation of engineering stars in the UK. The ‘Future of Engineering’ competition, run by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Entrepreneur First, aims to discover and promote the best of the UK’s up and coming leaders in engineering. The competition is open...
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07
Feb

Challenging traditional stereotypes | Rachel Darvall, winner at the Women in Build Awards 2016

Rachel Darvall, 25, has won the award for ‘Best Construction Newcomer’ in the Women in Build Awards 2016. Darvall, Assistant Manager at St James, part of the Berkeley Group, has been involved in projects from the ‘get go’ and by adhering to strong processes and working collaboratively with contractors and suppliers, she has exceled in...
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Communication
07
Feb

The art of effective communication to get what you want in the workforce

Fear, lack of self – assurance and feeling self – conscious are the biggest obstacles to effective communication in the workforce today. Lack of assertiveness also limits you, along with feeling stuck because you can’t find the right words when you need to express yourself. True power is not about having control or power over...
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audi
07
Feb

Audi’s Super Bowl ad supports gender pay equality

An advert for Audi which aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl in the USA received both plaudits and criticisms for it’s message about gender pay equality. The advert, entitled, ‘Daughter’ is set at a soapbox derby, with a girl racing against a group of boys. Meanwhile her father, voiced by actor George Clooney, provides voiceover: “What...
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clinton
07
Feb

‘The future is female’ says Hillary Clinton in new statement

In Hillary Clinton’s first public statement since the inauguration, the former presidential candidate stated ‘the future is female’. In a video address for the 2017 Makers Conference, an event which celebrates female role models around the world, Clinton spoke of the women’s marches against Donald Trump.  “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced...
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Leadership
07
Feb

Embracing your leadership potential as a woman

It is no secret that leadership positions are typically held by men, with 89% of executive jobs in Europe held by males. It is disturbing that in the 21st century that we as women all over the world still face discrimination and inequality. I was privileged to speak at two events recently that both focused...
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