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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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06
Aug

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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02
Aug

Ten things to avoid doing on your first day

You nailed your CV, charmed throughout the interview process and presented the greatest confidence in your previous experience. However, the panic is not over yet as there is one more hurdle to conquer; your first day. As office politics, a spell of imposture syndrome and questions you can’t answer loom, it is easy anxieties to...
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30
Jul

How to make meetings more effective

Meeting madness has taken hold and most of us have experienced it. Executives spend half their time in meetings (HBR July 2017) and in many organisations, managers rush from meeting to meeting, grabbing a few moments in between to deal with the emails piling up in their inboxes, and with little time to do the...
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30
Jul

How to succeed in your technology career

Emma Maslen, UK MD at SAP Concur It’s no surprise that 95 per cent of recruiters viewed a competitive personal brand as a key differentiator for attracting the best applicants in today’s workplace. Personal branding is hugely beneficial on many levels: it makes you look connected, authoritative on a particular area and can help you...
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27
Jul

How to be more productive at work and in life

What would we give to be more productive? For many people, being productive on a consistent basis is an unachievable dream – a concept we are very familiar with but, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to nail it. Now, remember that productivity isn’t about getting through lots of activity. The...
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20
Jul

Impressing is in your best interest | How to be taken seriously at work

Article provided by Laura Little, Learning and Development Manager, CABA A recent report from LinkedIn and the World Economic Forum examined the worldwide representation of women in leadership roles and found that women represent less than 50 per cent of the leaders in every industry reviewed. Trying to make a good impression when starting a...
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19
Jul

Why it is so important to believe in yourself

In believing in ourselves everything and anything is possible. In believing in ourselves we can reach far out and make our dreams reality. In believing in ourselves nothing becomes difficult. Yes, the word ‘believe’ is quite important in our vocabulary. Perhaps to become and be more aware what vocabulary we are using for ourselves, how...
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12
Jul

Why women need to take control of their career progression & seven actions that pay off

Hard work gets us to the starting line of career progression but unfortunately not much further, unless we have exceptional line managers or work for organisations with extraordinary career infrastructure. For most of us, we will have to take our careers into our hands to ensure that we achieve our goals. Interviews with senior HR...
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