Tall Poppy

  • No matter what — the show goes on

    Having dreams, goals and being an ambitious business woman is both exciting and also one of the hardest things you will ever encounter. And you’ll learn some of the hardest truths along the way. You start off in your...

  • Beware the friends you make at work 

    It’s a tough ride for a woman in the career-climbing business. Meeting new people when you work long hours inevitably means you will no doubt get closer to them — and even make friends in the workplace.But beware. Friends...

  • Yes women block women

    There… I’ve said it. Women block women. While we’re all trying to climb the ladder to (and through) that supposed glass ceiling, we are also trying to stop other women from getting onto any higher rungs. Women adamantly deny...

  • Queen bee syndrome

    When I was in my twenties, there was a rapper by the name of Lil’ Kim who was dedicated to promoting her image as a hardcore woman in rap that also recognized sex sold CDs.  Lil’ Kim is about to...

  • 11 ways to tell when someone Is lying to you

    We’d all like to believe that no one lies to us and that we’re, obviously, only told the truth. But the more realistic side of us knows that this is not always true. So how do you tell when...

  • Just wrong: business women in movies

    Women in movies always seem to get the short end of the stick. The depictions of strong females within movies are often false and biased. Women who have a clear motive for success are depicted to be antagonising, bitchy...

  • Can your ideas stand up to critics?

    Not everyone agrees with my thoughts on media relations.  For example, I recommend to my clients that, when they pitch a story, they alert the journalist to a contact who disagrees with them! That’s because I ensure my views...

  • Bethenny a case of the businesswoman’s money curse

    Bethenny Frankel has vowed to never marry again. The reality TV star turned businesswoman is currently experiencing a nasty divorce with her husband of three years Jason Hoppy — not that I have ever heard of a good divorce....

  • Dealing with betrayal

    . And it can be one of the most devastating experiences in life. A betrayal can shake you to the core, shifting your perception of the business world and your place in it, and undermining your self-confidence and effectiveness...