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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.

personal brand featured
22
Jul

How to promote your career like a superbrand

Lisa Mandell, partner at growth and M&A advisory firm Waypoint Partners, argues that women need to use some classic business strategies on themselves if they are going to realise their career ambitions. It’s the classic cobbler’s children dilemma. We spend so much effort promoting whichever business we are currently working for that it’s sometimes easy...
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Key Benefits of Volunteering for Career Advancement and Business Opportunities! (F)
19
Jul

The importance of volunteers and volunteering

Article provided by Dessy Ohanians – Managing Director of Corporate and Certificate Programmes, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) – Executive Education Volunteering is the best form of what it really takes to get ahead, in business and in life. Dedication of time and energy to a subject or skill results in an ever-increasing mastery in...
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Leadership featured
19
Jul

How to cut through the noise and become a dynamic and influential female leader

By Fabiana Xavier, Creative Director at Connectt and President of SheSays London Shaping yourself into a driven, supportive and vocal leader is easier said than done, especially if you’re a woman just starting your career. As a Creative Director and President of SheSays London, leadership and helping other women unlock their potential to become leaders is...
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international conference featured
18
Jul

Things to do before and after a conference

For those that work in business, you will understand the importance of networking and conference events, but they’re only beneficial if you take the valuable information that you heard away with you and make the connections you set out to make. Wyboston Lakes, whose conference centre in Milton Keynes has hosted hundreds of business meetups,...
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man and woman talking, coffee, communication featured
17
Jul

Why we need to talk to each other, now more than ever

Technology is stripping the soul out of the way we communicate, and we desperately need to put it back. Did you know that 62 per cent of all adults, and 78 per cent of those aged 25 – 34, said they could not live without their mobile phone. (Source: Ofcom, 2018) Not that some things...
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Career Comeback
15
Jul

Four ways to ramp up your career and ‘own’ it

By Victoria McLean, Founder & CEO of City CV, award-winning international career consultancy. Follow Victoria and City CV on Twitter. For any ambitious woman with an eye on leadership, or even those already on the managerial ladder, the headlines of late have been less than cheering. The odds are still stacked against women being successful...
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Anne Williams, COO at HHF featured
09
Jul

Being a female leader in a male-dominated industry | Anne Williams, COO at Henry Howard Finance

Anne Williams is Chief Operating Officer at UK SME finance provider, Henry Howard Finance (HHF). Based in South Wales, Anne was appointed to the role in March 2017 owing to her depth of experience as a former senior manager with GE Capital, among others. Anne works at HHF’s UK headquarters in Newport, accountable for its...
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lgbt featured
05
Jul

The importance of modern, forward-thinking leadership teams | Emma Springham

As London Pride approaches, Post Office’s Chief Marketing Officer Emma Springham reflects on the importance of modern, forward-thinking leadership teams and the role they have in shaping today’s society. From the moment I arrived at my interview with Post Office, I knew it was the role and company for me. The rainbow pride flag was...
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