women as leaders

October 2016

Women Must Come to the Front

By |2016-10-20T12:00:41+00:00October 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Women Must Come to the Front I was speaking at a Women's Summit in Cambridge last week and before my contribution I decided to sit in the audience to listen to the morning's proceedings. There were some great speakers including Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the space scientist [...]

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September 2016

The Gender Bias Catch 22

By |2016-10-16T16:00:04+00:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , |

The Gender Bias Catch 22 The other day I was reading a BBC Business article about female leaders being disadvantaged by media bias and it reminded me of an interview with Dame Stella Rimington, the first female controller of MI5, for my book Fast Track to the Top. [...]

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August 2016

April 2016

Successful Female Leaders

By |2018-09-17T17:02:13+00:00April 7th, 2016|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , , , , |

Successful Female Leaders I was invited to speak on two consecutive Women's Days to talk about Successful Female Leaders. One was simply not enough.  My speech was focused on the research I carried out into the skills that propelled 80 CEOs to the top of [...]

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March 2016

Overcoming Unconscious Gender Bias

By |2016-08-23T11:01:21+00:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , , , |

Overcoming Unconscious Gender Bias I was speaking at a seminar with a major banking group recently. There were 100 women in the audience with a scattering of supportive men. This bank is spending a great deal of money on helping women reach their potential within [...]

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February 2016

9 Top Tips for Women’s Confidence

By |2016-04-14T21:58:58+00:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , , , |

9 Top Tips for Women's Confidence What is it about Women's Confidence? Career, Confidence and Charisma are all a must in today's business world and yet women often find it hard to develop the confidence that often comes so naturally to men. I interviewed 80 Chief [...]

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January 2016

Women and Leadership – get heard!

By |2016-04-14T22:01:00+00:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , , |

Women and Leadership - Get Heard! I have worked with many groups of women over the years and none more senior than an IT female network last week. These spirited, illustrious women admitted to a crises of confidence, feelings of isolation and frustration as they [...]

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December 2015

Women and Men in Executive Positions

By |2016-04-14T22:48:05+00:00December 31st, 2015|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , , , |

Women and Men in Executive Positions – How do their perceived strengths differ?   The typical qualities and strengths we associate with senior executives are leadership, good communication skills, delegation, getting on with a broad cross-section of people and having the capacity for hard work. [...]

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November 2015

A Snapshot of Unfairness – Employment and The Discovery of DNA

By |2016-04-14T22:40:03+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Women As Leaders|Tags: , , , , |

A Snapshot of Unfairness – Employment and The Discovery of DNA Photograph 51, a play by Anna Ziegler in London’s West End starring Nicole Kidman, is a snapshot of unfairness towards women at work. Rosalind Franklin and her assistant Ray Gosling took the first clear [...]

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