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  • How to confront a difficult colleague

    Most women get into business because they’re excited about creating and sharing ideas and developing projects to their full potential. But what just as many tend to find after a few months or years in the workplace, is that...

  • Girl Power… fail?

    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...

  • ‘Dumb blonde’ with an ‘open legs policy’ 

    Why is it that when a woman is successful and connected, some men feel so threatened that they need to find a justification for why they themselves are not as connected or successful? In a recent meeting, I was...

  • 7 Things powerful women do differently

    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...

  • 10 Ways to foster self-directed learning in your training

    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

    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...

  • 5 career-killing lies socially awkward women believe

    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...

  • The one thing that makes you sound less smart

    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...

  • 8 Lessons women in business teach one another

    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...