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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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18
Jan

Tick tock – it’s career o’clock

Whether you’re at the start your career and aren’t sure what you want direction you would like your working life to take, in the middle of your career and not sure you’re on the right path, or later in your career placing a higher value on legacy projects and purpose over profit; you are more...
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17
Jan

New Year, New Me | Making sure your team feels motivated from month one

By Aliya Vigor-Robertson, co-founder of JourneyHR January can be a challenging time for staff. The excitement of Christmas is over, the New Year has been rung in, and people are back to work. For some businesses it can be an especially critical time to keep their people on board and motivated.  Departures can in some...
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17
Jan

Should you be content with complacency?

Dr Amy Armstrong, Faculty and Lead Researcher, Ashridge Executive Education Contentment in your job sounds like a nice thing to have, right? However, in the new world of work, as a team leader or team member, you cannot afford to be satisfied with complacency. At Ashridge, we lifted the lid on team engagement in what...
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15
Jan

Silence won’t solve discrimination

By Cigdem Sengul, Senior Researcher My father was a big influence on me when I was a child. We were both bookworms, and he was the one who introduced me to technology – always bringing home the latest gadgets. It was when he signed up to the Basic programming course as a hobby that he...
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14
Jan

A new you by Spring | How to set New Year’s Resolutions that actually stick

Tis the season to be jolly… and along with all the fun and indulgence, at this time of year we often start to think about how we can ‘better ourselves’ in the New Year. Whatever it is, a change in lifestyle, a thinner/healthier body or even a new job or change in career, is actually...
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14
Jan

Effective approaches to mentoring women in tech

Advice by BrightHR Head of Digital Experience, Anneka Burrett An issue facing women in the tech industry today is the lack of good mentorship programmes. This can be seen as a hindrance to their career growth. Although workplace conditions for women have come a long way, there’s still much progress to be made. A women’s...
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11
Jan

Career resolutions for the New Year

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is here and New Year is around the corner, bringing with it new opportunities both personally and professionally. What better way to start the New Year than to set some career resolutions? My advice is not to wait until January 1st to bring building new habits into existence...
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10
Jan

How to raise your profile, manage your reputation and get noticed in 2019

It isn’t what you know, or just who you know, it’s also who knows you!’ Simply put, the better your network is, the better the opportunities available to you. The world continues to change at pace and relationships today span the globe. We are no longer restricted to the people we physically meet every day....
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