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New year, new focus: How to build a career-boosting network in 2019!

Welcome to a new year and a fresh start. Working day-to-day or building a business can be a rough endeavour sometimes. Finding the right balance and keeping everything moving in the right direction is not always easy. The good thing is that if you are well networked, you don’t have to go it alone. There...
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Networking can be quite difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for women. The business world is still largely catered toward men

How women can empower each other by using their networks

  ‘It’s not what you know; it’s who you know’ is a trope that’s never sat particularly well with me. It puts the focus on competition, gall, and possibly undeserved success. This is far removed from what modern networking is, and should be: a collective endeavour. It’s about building an extended community of professionals that...
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Why women prefer women-only networking groups

Ashleigh Auld is the Head of Channel Marketing at Starleaf and is working with the Women in AV as well as Diversity and Equality of Legal Technology and Security. Networking groups are a great way to meet new people, make new connections and generate new business however as a woman in business, I understand how...
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The top five common communication mistakes

More often than not, people are aware that their communication skills could be improved and are already on the road to success by attempting to improve and develop them. But it isn’t always that straightforward and many end up getting sidetracked along the way! Presentation coach  Simon de Cintra, author of Unlock Your Business Voice:...
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Networking can be quite difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for women. The business world is still largely catered toward men

How the power of networking can help women get ahead

  The recent coverage of gender pay gaps at large firms casts an alarming light on the inequality between men and women in employment. With three-quarters of organisations reporting that they pay males more than females, it’s clear that we are far from creating an equal playing field for everyone in the workplace. Indeed, it’s...
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We can all be the architects of our own networks

My father always told me that the best deals are done in Rugby boxes, pubs or on the 19th hole, and that networking is one of the most powerful tools for business success. But as new private members clubs spring up around London and social media platforms are creating webs of support for people whose...
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How to avoid networking nightmares

There are a lot of us who dread networking situations because we struggle to speak with strangers, and end up in a vicious cycle of anxiety about how we’ll come across. But breaking unhelpful habits is key to easing the discomfort of networking. Presentation coach and nonverbal communication expert Simon de Cintra, author of Unlock...
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Five tips to help young women succeed in the workplace

Agata Laydon, VP Business Operations, I’m a firm believer in meritocracy. Competence and achievements should be rewarded equally – regardless of your gender. But unfortunately, in today’s world of work, bias remains prevalent. Progress is being made, albeit painfully slowly. According to Catalyst, women held less than a quarter of senior roles globally in...
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