Leadership

  • 3 tips to make a lasting impression in the boardroom

    With gender diversity lacking in senior management, it can be daunting for women to speak out with confidence and profile themselves. All too often, women feel that they need to create a false exterior or “act like a man”...

  • Women treat other business women differently too 

    As a business woman, in the business world I find that not only do men treat women differently to other men — so do women. It’s a case of you’re screwed either way. That is, of course, unless you...

  • Angelina Jolie and the power of financial independence

    You’ve likely heard by now that Angelina Jolie has reportedly split from her husband Brad Pitt. As the mix of comments and feedback flood the internet we will see a range of reactions — and we’re already seeing signs...

  • How to pioneer for women (where you are right now)

    Is it time to become a pioneer for women? As a woman in the corporate and business world, you will find yourself facing barriers on a daily basis. These barriers may be there as a result of the boys...

  • Trust no-one and you’re off to a good start

    My wariness motto in business and in life: Trust no-one and you’re off to a good start. I’m sometimes labelled as cynical for saying this.  And that labeling is often by the very people who spend their days complaining...

  • Why the female flatterer is dangerous 

    I write (and speak) often about the male flatterer and why career and business women should be very wary of this particular creature. But there is one person who can be even more dangerous and that’s the flatterer of...

  • Why it’s good that Melania Trump copied Michelle Obama. And you do the same.

    Melania Trump is probably one of the most privileged women on this planet. And she could be one of the canniest as well. But okay, her speechwriter (we all know people at that level don’t write their own words)...

  • Feline Syndrome: 3 ways you can avoid being ‘that woman’

    I don’t know why it happens so often, but I have seen countless times women literally kill another woman’s career and professional opportunities. It is shameful and shocking because, collectively, we have power and influence. I have heard many...

  • 10 passive-aggressive things you should stop saying

    Hidden messages and meanings are being communicated to others in everything you say, without you even knowing. And, while you could be trying to say something honest and up front, instead you could come across as passive-aggressive – showing...