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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.

Said Business School Diploma featured
23
May

Your bridge to board level performance | Oxford Executive Diplomas

Launched in 2006, the Oxford Executive Diplomas are four part-time postgraduate Oxford University qualifications designed for experienced professionals. These individual programmes provide a deep-dive into; Financial Strategy, Global Business, Organisational Leadership and Strategy and Innovation. Taught in Oxford in four, four-day modules over a year, the diploma format maximises organisational and personal impact, while minimising disruption to work...
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Louise Findlay-Wilson career advice featured
22
May

Top tips for getting ahead in your career

Louise Findlay-Wilson is the founder and Managing Director of the communications agency, Energy PR.  Married, with four children, Louise set up her first agency at the age of 26, grew it and sold it before establishing Energy in 1995.  She shares her advice for younger women setting out on their careers… Identifying just a few...
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compassionate leader, team meeting, listening featured
21
May

The power of vulnerability in female leadership

Vulnerability; it’s a word on so many leader’s lips, yet many often misunderstand how to deal with it in a business environment. For instance, many believe that to be vulnerable they have to expose their inner most thoughts, or spill out their childhood secrets, but this isn’t the case at all at all. Rather vulnerability...
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angry coworker, disruptive behaviour featured
21
May

Working with difficult people

We’ve been working with people for nearly a century between the two of us! Horrendous thought. And people haven’t changed much: some are engaged and engaging, some are remote, some are fun, some are serious, some are most of the above at different times and the only connection between all the people we meet and...
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compassionate leader, team meeting, listening featured
16
May

I’m suffering from depression and anxiety – how do I tell my boss?

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health conditions in the UK; one in three people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. During Mental Health Awareness Week, a top Priory psychiatrist talks employees through ten important tips – and reminds employers to make mental health their business… In today’s economic climate, many can be...
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Women at LBS London Business School featured
16
May

Female students from London Business School reflect on their experiences

Women at London Business School (LBS) are a diverse group of individuals, with our female students and alumnae at the forefront of every sector and industry around the globe. We believe that a first-class education combined with the support of an inspiring global community is integral in preparing women for leadership roles. Armed with an...
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Julie Hadfield featured
16
May

“How I made Partner” | Julie Hadfield, EY talks to Talking Talent

Fifteen years ago, Julie Hadfield was an accountant at EY, and struggling with low confidence. Now, she is a Partner at EY, mother of three young children, and co-creator of EY Absolute. It wasn’t easy, but she believes a combination of hard work, coaching and grit have empowered her to be more vocal about her...
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Career Comeback
16
May

Five opportunities for payroll professionals to raise their profile

Claire Treadwell, senior payroll product manager at Cascade HR speaks about how industry professionals can wow the wider business environment, in 2019… It’s what you know… It may be an age-old saying, but there’s a lot of truth in the phrase ‘knowledge is power’. In a seemingly volatile business environment – being continually rocked with...
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