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Mars, Venus or Earth: do we need to mind the gender communication gap?

Business women who attend my professional women’s lunches come from a diverse range of professions, ages and experience. But they all have something in common: they subscribe to our motto – “there’s a special place in hell for any woman who doesn’t help another woman”. From time to time they send me articles to draw...
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Sharing good news | Life of a Lady blog

It’s not every day that you get news so sublime you simply can’t believe it.  That’s what happened to me recently and I’d like to share it with you. Most readers of my blogs probably don’t realise that a donation of £10 from every booking of my professional women’s network lunches funds the network’s charity,...
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Navigating a male-dominated work place: How to cope

Reece Witherspoon, top Hollywood actress, says she’s had enough. Why? Because for many of her films she’s been the only woman on set. The result is that she’s taken control and co-produced a major TV series with Nicole Kidman, another influential actress. Good for them. But these rich women have the power, the money and...
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Hollywood star Emma Stone can’t get her voice heard – can you?

“That’s an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it.” Every time I think women are getting their share of the workplace goodies I realise we’re still living in La La Land. What’s caught me up short are comments by two women: actress Emma Stone and one of...
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Kim Kardashian: Learn how to cope with scary moments

The executive women who attend my lunches all subscribe (at least I hope they do) to my motto: “There’s a special place in hell for any woman who doesn’t help another woman.”  I pinched the quote from Madeline Albright, a former American politician. “I’ve altered your quote,” said one of my networkers. “My version is:...
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Are you the geek? | Social networker volunteer required

The networker who agreed to do the network’s social networking has been promoted.  Good for her, bad for us.  So I am hoping there is a volunteer on wearethecity who will step into the breech and make the network more prominent on all social networks.  It won’t be onerous work or time-consuming and it is...
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Government Funding Available Now For Your England Based Small Business | Life of a Lady

Find what funding schemes for which you qualify. I make no excuse for pasting this information from a government website because I know many savvy business women who are unaware of these opportunities. And I am sure the funders will look particularly kindly on women who want some business financial help. Click here. Choose from...
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Do you look the business? | Life of a Lady

It’s unfair that women in the workplace are often judged (and quite harshly) by their appearance while men totally escape this scrutiny. Our new Prime Minister is a case in point – when she met German Chancellor Angela Merkel their clothes merited quite a lot of attention, as did Mrs May’s shoes. A male presenter...
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