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Professional development

In this section you will find information about professional development and career progression for women in business.

Find advice and examples from women in business about their own professional development.Professional development

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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19
Jul

Why it is so important to believe in yourself

In believing in ourselves everything and anything is possible. In believing in ourselves we can reach far out and make our dreams reality. In believing in ourselves nothing becomes difficult. Yes, the word ‘believe’ is quite important in our vocabulary. Perhaps to become and be more aware what vocabulary we are using for ourselves, how...
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12
Jul

Why women need to take control of their career progression & seven actions that pay off

Hard work gets us to the starting line of career progression but unfortunately not much further, unless we have exceptional line managers or work for organisations with extraordinary career infrastructure. For most of us, we will have to take our careers into our hands to ensure that we achieve our goals. Interviews with senior HR...
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11
Jul

Changing your career through further studies

After 14 years working in project and operations management in the retail sector, I felt that something needed to change, due to a shift in my personal circumstances and becoming a mum for the first time. Although positive steps were taken over that 14-year time period to accommodate some flexibility within the sector, the demands...
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Future Leaders
10
Jul

How to figure out your leadership style in a new industry

Deepti Patankar, Co-Founder and Head of Account Management at Hostmaker Coming into a new industry and being in a position of power is always a challenge, but I found one of the hardest elements was establishing my own leadership style. There are so many different styles out there and it can take time to figure...
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06
Jul

The key to closing the gender gap? Leading by example

Deborah Knight, Director of Client Services at Perkbox In the era of the #MeToo Movement and a renewed focus on the gender pay gap, the reality of what it’s really like to be a woman in a leadership position has never been so topical. But while the workforce seems to be waking up to the...
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05
Jul

The glass ceiling: a barrier to global prosperity

It’s estimated today that equal engagement of women in the workforce will add $28 trillion US dollars to annual global GDP by 2025. This is the equivalent of adding another United States and China to the global GDP, just by ensuring equal opportunity to women. That sounds like a pretty good trade off to me....
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03
Jul

The one thing that businesses need more than anything else at the moment – and how to get it

The one thing businesses need more than anything else at the moment is outstanding people. Throughout the turmoil arising out of the numerous challenges facing businesses of all shapes and sizes currently, it’s your people that will make all the difference. Just like in any other business your people are your most important asset. Like...
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03
Jul

How to write a knock-out awards application

It’s no secret that winning an award can do wonders for business growth, but fewer realise the huge potential benefits on offer to firms that simply enter an awards competition. Make the shortlist in your chosen category and you’ll harness valuable exposure for you and your brand, access new audiences and maybe meet investors who...
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