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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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13
Sep

How to become an indispensable employee

You’re adaptable, you’re enthusiastic, you never say no. Sound familiar? But, what do you actually do? I recently found myself in a position where I hired a new team member. I was really organised – I’d outlined exactly what I needed her to do, and when, and how. I had followed my probation training guidelines...
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12
Sep

A worldwide conversation on women’s higher education and equality in the workplace

All over the world, women’s successes in higher education are not being met with proportionate representation in the workplace. In 2018, The UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report Gender Review noted that there are more women than men in higher education, and graduating with degrees, in almost all regions. However, this educational achievement is not affording...
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12
Sep

Learn to negotiate better & differently with the Make Your Ask project

What if you could do business differently and negotiate better outcomes in business and in your personal life? What if you looked forward to negotiating instead of viewing it as a confrontation involving banging fists on boardroom tables? Master negotiator Natalie Reynolds is on a mission to re-educate, demystify and democratise world-class negotiation training and...
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12
Sep

The importance & benefits for an organisation of working towards early talent diversity

By Will Shepherd, CEO, Cohesion The Early Talent market is changing and becoming increasingly competitive. In fact, in 2017, the number of students planning to go to university fell to its lowest level in eight years. Companies are having to adapt and evolve to this changing marketplace where competition and demands are high. When it...
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12
Sep

Bye-bye top down management, hello coaching for emotionally intelligent leadership

Credit: @rawpixel In the first of three articles looking at the role of coaching and mentoring in business, Mette Andersen, Managing Director of digital innovation agency Futurice, outlines her belief that, empowered by emotional intelligence, future leaders will be coaches rather than bosses. As a “people-first person” I’m fascinated by my fellow humans and what...
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07
Sep

How leadership in your organisation needs to change for a millennial workforce

The next time you are at work, have a little look around. Does it seem that your workplace is full of ‘bright young things’ who see the world a bit (a lot!) differently from you? That’s because your workplace is increasingly a place dominated by 20- and 30-somethings who may indeed see the world quite differently from...
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04
Sep

Six signs you’re being underpaid

You are the first to arrive in the office and the last to leave, you are accountable for most of your departments tasks and you fuel your colleagues with endless coffee runs. However, each month your funds are dangerously low as your wage does not mirror your flair in the workplace. Is this the norm...
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29
Aug

Diversity as a corporate asset

Has the diversity debate peaked? Luckily, no longer do we think our business is safe as soon as we superficially conform and tick a few PC boxes. Instead, the whole concept of diversity has been recharged by leaders making the topic key in our quest for profitability and by updating dimensions it covers. Today, alongside...
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