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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.

05
Oct

Personal branding: why the executive team needs to lead by example

The CEO and executive team is expected to set the tone that the rest of the company follows. But is that the case when it comes to personal and executive branding? People typically understand the importance of a company brand and the need to proactively manage their external reputation but does this understanding stretch within...
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woman going through a career change featured
03
Oct

Making the jump – don’t let age stop you changing your career

By Maeve McLoughlin, Development Assistant Producer, Stellify Media I wasn’t one of these people who had planned out a career map and followed it. If anything, I had wandered from job to job, opportunity to opportunity. Always landing on my feet, but never really hitting the heights of success, or incurring any financial security. My...
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opportunity, diversity featured
02
Oct

Leaders come in all shapes, sizes and personalities

By Elizabeth Brennan, UK Industry Client Director at Criteo Behavioural assessments are common in today’s workplace and they are really useful when it comes to understanding ourselves and our colleagues better.  After all, a high performing workplace is a diverse one, inclusive of different ‘types’ of personalities. Whether you’ve been assessed by DISC, Myers-Briggs, True...
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employment disputes in a courtroom featured
01
Oct

Vicarious liability: When can an employer be liable for the actions of their employees?

What is Vicarious Liability? It’s where a wrongdoer is an employee (or in a relationship akin to employment) and the wrongdoing complained of is closely connected to their role, then an employer can be liable in law for that wrongdoing. This can be regardless of the fact that the wrongdoing is not endorsed by the...
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Essex PA Network
28
Sep

Creating gender-inclusive networks in the workplace

Women being interrupted more than men in meetings. Hearing comments about their hair and the appropriate height of their heels. Having their ideas attributed to male colleagues. These are among the issues that come to mind when thinking about sexism in the workplace. What is less talked about is how everyday sexism gets in the...
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authentic conversation featured
28
Sep

Five reasons why the art of authentic conversation will never be lost

As a successful voiceover artist and studio engineer I have spent my career talking. Conversation is central to what I do. I talk about talking to friends, families, clients, microphones, on panels and anyone who will listen. Recently I discussed the art of conversation in a multigenerational workplace, at a recent LSE panel celebrating 30...
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27
Sep

How businesses can be more inclusive for women & how to nurture female employees

Article provided by Lisa Forde, Director, Dotty about Paper My online stationery company, Dotty about Paper, employs an all-female team. Although this was not a goal at the outset, the stationery market attracts many strong female applicants. As the team grew, it became clear how women can really benefit a business. Nurturing female talent has...
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sexism
27
Sep

How everyday sexism affects women’s careers opportunities

Efforts to close the gender pay gap and a shift in traditional family dynamics have transformed career opportunities for females in the Western world, but cultural changes are harder to implement than legislative ones. Subtle everyday sexism has a direct impact on workplace culture. Unconscious gender bias influences everything from the hiring process to how...
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