Leadership

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    Women in tech leadership: the case against quotas

    Almost exactly a year ago, this blog featured a piece highlighting a lack of gender balance in board rooms across many of the top Fortune 500 companies. At the core of that article was an infographic that neatly illustrated...

  • Girl power… fail?

    We are constantly seeing #GirlPower #GirlBoss #GoGirl #WomenRule #WhoRunsTheWorld? But, are we our own worst enemies? As a mother of two young children, when I had my babies, especially my first I was thrown into an unknown world of...

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    7 Things powerful women do differently

    When a powerful woman walks into a room, she’ll be sure to turn heads. She carries herself with confidence and exudes a certain enigma the way women leaders do. The way she walks, talks, and looks will let you...

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    10 Ways to foster self-directed learning in your training

    The most effective training programs have been designed to meet the fundamental principles of adult learning — one of the most important of which is ensuring that there is an element of self-directedness in the learning experience.  But too...

  • 6 ways to shut up the inner voice that undermines your confidence

    Your inner voice can tell you a lot of things. That’s what we call intuition – and intuition can be a very useful tool in business. But if your inner voice tells you negative things, it makes you doubt...

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    5 career-killing lies socially awkward women believe

    If you’re socially awkward or anxious, chances are you hate small talk. I hear you. You think it’s superficial and a complete waste of time. Not to mention terrifying. And that’s totally understandable. How can you see the value...

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    The one thing that makes you sound less smart

    We all want to sound smart. But there’s one little habit that can undo everything, no matter how knowledgeable or professional we are. Filler words like “um”, “ahh”, and “err” can make you appear unintelligent and uncertain. You might...

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    8 Lessons women in business teach one another

    Be a woman in business is no easy task. Unfortunately, due to several culturalrealities, it still is a challenge to many of us. It is like adding one more layer to a cake about to fall apart. Prejudice remains...

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    5 things you need to know to get on a board of directors

    Being a board director can be a very rewarding role to take on – both for your professional career and personal life.  Whether you’ve made the decision to join a board, or are just considering it, I’ve put together...