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Impostor Syndrome and the Professional Woman

What might you, Maya Angelou and Michelle Obama all have in common? Self-doubt perhaps? Otherwise known as ‘impostor syndrome’, it affects women, no matter how accomplished or well-qualified they are, far more than it does men. On book tours for her bestseller ‘Becoming’, Michelle Obama exposed this frailty when admitting to feeling like an imposter most of the time. Similarly, the acclaimed novelist Maya Angelou admitted: "I have written eleven books, but each time I think, 'uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.'"When I was writing my first book ‘Beyond the Boys’ Club: Strategies for Achieving Career Success as a Woman Working in a Male Dominated Field’ I was...

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How to get your resume past the robots

 Already, companies are using Artificial Intelligence (aka robots) to scan your CV.  Would your CV pass the 'bots' test?This video takes you through six simple steps to help make sure your CV makes it through to the next stage. ​1. Use keywords from the job description2. Choose the correct format3. Bots don't like graphics4. Results, NOT duties5. Double check your spell check6. Don't forget your cover letterWatch the video to find out the details, and share it with any women you know who are looking for a job in a male-dominated field.   

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Preparations for International Women's Day

​The theme this year is ‘balance for better’. And they’d love you to join the campaign with your own photos of balance. Here’s my shot - taking my lunchtime break for 2 necessities: a doggie ‘comfort break’ and to stretch the spine most of us are overworking from desk jobs.When I got back to the office, we debated which aspect of gender equality was most in need of ‘balance’ (ok all of it, but if you had to pick one thing). We talked about the ups and downs of running as a couple or a larger family and how that impacted breadwinning; a topic more relevant today than ever but still frustratingly taboo. When I wrote Female Breadwinners, this was the first piece...

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Book Recommendations: Women from History

I love books, I read them and I can bore the bits off anyone talking about them! Maybe like you? Whether they are fiction and non-fiction, current best-sellers or the classics, I love them all. I do have a particular soft spot for historical fiction. I’m partial to Margaret George, Tracey Chevalier and Jung Chang to just get started. I want anything that helps me understand and empathise with a fascinating time period through what life must have been like for its people and particularly the people history books often forget or misrepresents - women. Give me a 100 historical novels over 1 textbook, any day!So, to get you in the mood for upcoming Women’s History Month, I wanted to...

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