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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
Nov

Bullying is still rife in the workplace, but what are your rights?

As part of our focus on Anti-Bullying Week, our resident lawyer Henry Doswell explains your rights and the laws protecting you against bullying in the workplace. In the UK it has been reported that over 60% of employees have witnessed or been a victim of bullying behaviour in the workplace. Of those bullied, 43% said...
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Beauty industry featured
13
Nov

How to get ahead in the beauty industry

Love what you do. Working in the beauty industry is exciting, and it evolves constantly.  No two days are the same because no two clients are the same.  People come to you for their treatments, but they stay for the experience, and it’s important to always remember that people are buying an experience. So how...
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12
Nov

How to deal with bullying in the workplace

Whether you have experienced bullying in the workplace or you think you have seen someone else being bullied, it’s important to know how to respond to it. Remember that anyone can be a bully – man or woman, manager or junior – although statistically bullies are most likely to be male and in a managerial...
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online bullying, cyber bullying
12
Nov

Four steps to help deal with a workplace bully

Amanda Augustine, Career Advice Expert, TopCV This week is national Anti-Bullying Week, an initiative aimed at increasing awareness of bullying in all settings – be that in the classroom or the boardroom. Significantly, this annual event follows a recent survey by TopCV finding that 81 per cent of the UK workforce has felt bullied by...
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12
Nov

How to manage events with ease

By Evelyn Okpanachi, events expert and the founder of www.theperfectpackagecompany.co.uk Organising events can be stressful. There are many components to juggle, from where people will sit to the feel of the event. There are however ways to make it less stressful. Here are some tips on how to manage your events with ease. Preparation The...
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gender equality featured
10
Nov

What action can you take if you’re not being treated equally at work?

Article provided by Claire Kitchen, partner, Hodge Jones & Allen We all know that the law decrees that employers give equal treatment in the terms and conditions of their employment contract where they do the same job. Unbelievably in the current political climate, this sometimes is not obeyed by unscrupulous employers. What if this happens...
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08
Nov

How to cope with workplace stress

With working lives that are busier than ever, and communication devices that keep us “switched on” at all hours of the day and night, it’s getting harder than ever to escape workplace stress. In fact, according to the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, there were 11.2...
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stressed
07
Nov

In the age of flexible working, why are we still so stressed?

  It is widely accepted that a happier, healthier workforce is a more productive, efficient workforce.  Yet increasingly the media paints a picture of a reality at odds with this; the Office of National Statistics has highlighted Britain’s poor productivity compared with other leading western economies. Stress is flourishing in high-pressure workplaces such as law firms, banks, and financial services companies. Work-life...
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