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Debunking the myths – women DO ask for a pay-rise as much as men!

Debunking the myths – women DO ask for a pay-rise as much as men!

One of my favourite activities is myth busting – and especially myths about women (and about age). The Harvard Business Review recently published the results from research they did in Australia which found no gender differences in negotiation behaviour.  Women were just as likely as men to ask for higher salaries, and men and women were equally likely to report avoiding negotiations if they feared it would hurt their relationship with their boss. HBR says it is possible that women’s…

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Late Bloomers – why you shouldn’t rush into a fast-track career

Late Bloomers – why you shouldn’t rush into a fast-track career

As part of our series on patterns of working, I recently read a feature on www.quillette.com entitled ‘I retired first’, written by Gregory J Beaupre.  Gregory talked about his elongated degree programme together with the multiple gap years he took and likened them to retiring first.  He references a mind-opening book by Rich Karlgaard called Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement.  Karlgaard puts forward a convincing argument for not rushing into a fast-track…

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Supercharging your career after 50

Supercharging your career after 50

I have often thought that women pursue their careers at the wrong time of their lives.  So, I was really interested to hear how 5 of the Forbes 50 over 50 women supercharged their careers after 50.  Women enter the workplace in their early 20s (or earlier if they don’t go into further education), are statistically likely to be very successful in the first 10 years of their career building and are certainly on a parr with their male counterparts….

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THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Place

THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Place

Working on “Wonder Women”, Katy and I spent considerable time researching stories of how women had contributed to the success of brands old and new, and we have included 40 tales in the first section. Over 50% of the stories feature American women so we’re delighted that the book has just been launched in USA. In the book we grouped the stories into four categories – A Woman’s Intuition, Girl Power, A Women’s Work and A Woman’s Place. We thought…

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THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Work

THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Work

In the first section of “Wonder Women”, Katy and I tell 40 stories of how women had contributed to the success of brands old and new, Over 50% of the stories features American women so we’re delighted that the book has just been launched in USA. In the book we grouped the stories into four categories – A Woman’s Intuition, Girl Power, A women’s Work and A woman’s place. Today’s taster is an edited form of one of the stories…

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THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – Girl Power

THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – Girl Power

Working on “Wonder Women”, Katy and I spent considerable time researching stories of how women had contributed to the success of brands old and new, and we have included 40 tales in the first section of the book. Over 50% of the stories features American women so we’re delighted that the book has just been launched in USA. In the book we grouped the stories into four categories – A Woman’s Intuition, Girl Power, A Women’s Work and A Woman’s…

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THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Intuition

THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Intuition

Working on our book, “Wonder Women”, Katy and I spent considerable time researching stories of how women had contributed to the success of brands old and new, and we have included 40 tales in the first section. Over 50% of the stories features American women so we’re delighted that the book has just been launched in USA. In the book we grouped the stories into four categories – A Woman’s Intuition, Girl Power, A Women’s Work and A Woman’s Place…

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CROSSING THE ATLANTIC

CROSSING THE ATLANTIC

To celebrate the launch of Wonder Women in the USA, Giles and I are writing a series of blogs with excerpts from the stories of and interviews with some of our American Heroes featured in the book, as well as women who have progressed their careers working across the Atlantic.  Today, we’re featuring three of the amazing women who have crossed the Atlantic: EDWINA DUNN Edwina D Dunn OBE, is an entrepreneur in the field of data science and customer-centric…

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American Heroes

American Heroes

To celebrate the launch of Wonder Women in the USA, Giles and I will be writing a series of blogs with excerpts from the stories of and interviews with some of our American heroes featured in the book, as well as women who have progressed their careers working across the Atlantic. Today we’re featuring two of the American Heroes we interviewed: KATHY LEECH Kathy’s marketing career started at Quaker, then Amoco, BP and Comcast.  She is highly experienced in crisis…

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