Vanessa Vallely
New year career to do list

Take Action – Your 2017 career to-do list

As the new year dawns you may be starting to think about how you can accelerate your career in 2017. We want to help! WeAreTheCity has a long history in promoting the fact that great career opportunities don’t just land on your doorstep by accident. Getting ahead is not just about being good at your...
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Bag Bangles Brooches 2015

30/11/2015: Bags, Bangles and Brooches 2015 – the must attend event of the year

THE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE BOARD AND CITI INVITE YOU TO THE SECOND BAGS BANGLES AND BROOCHES; AN EXCLUSIVE EVENING OF GLAMOUR IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK. Join us for a fabulous champagne reception, delicious cocktails and canapés as well as a chance to bid on truly exclusive auction items from some of the fashion...
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Finding the right trainers is key

I have run for over 11 years.  It was a love affair that started when I put on an excessive amount of weight through pregnancy. Wearing the right shoes for the right thing is paramount to the success of your training session, it is so important to make sure you are comfortable. The first time...
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Getting away from it all on a romantic break this festive season

Christmas can be a great time to catch up with friends and family. That said, it’s also nice to steal some alone time with your partner. After all, if you’re not careful, the festive season can quickly descend into a whirlwind of social obligations, cleaning and catering, and this is hardly the best way to...
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Networking – Success by Design – not by accident

Networking is often something women find especially hard to do.  So what’s the point?  It’s all chewing the fat and having drinks with people you don’t really know – much better to get out there and be excellent at your job and deliver stuff right ? – well, perhaps not. Unfortunately, building a successful career...
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2013 – The year of focus | Vanessa Vallely | WATC Founder

So we are here, the long awaited 2013, the hype of the 2012, the Olympics, our temperamental weather and everything else that sailed in what was a monumental  last year is now a distant memory as we plough in 2013.  So now it’s time for focus and thought as to what lies in year ahead,...
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3 Chelsea Pensioners and Vanessa Vallely at Ascot Racecourse 2012

Friday | Anyone for Ascot?

I was looking forward to overnighting in a quiet bedroom, with no kids and no cats for a change.  A 6ft by 3ft canvas painting in my best friend’s spare room had other ideas and landed on my head at 3 am. There was a minor moment of spinning panic trying to work out what...
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Thursday | ill but not ill-inspired

With Ella and the child-minder back on track it leaves just me feeling awful having spent the night “swallowing glass”.  A packed schedule of meetings and rendezvous with one of my mentees means there’s no time for feeling sick or sorry for myself. I have a quick call with D3 Marketing about the website and...
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