10,000 Women in Tech Virtual Conference Highlights

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Our first ever 10,000 Women in Tech Conference, held in November 2017 was an outstanding success with women from across Asia Pacific joining to listen to an exceptional line up of 56 industry leaders and speakers from around the world. The week of virtual discussions, sessions and talks brought together …

Diversity: I call BS!

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It’s the trend for leaders to shout from the roof tops about how supportive they are of diversity and inclusion. And yet the results are pitiful. Why? I call BS! Being inclusive of someone who is different to you is really hard. Managing someone who’s different is even harder. Let’s …

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Do I have to wear a skirt to be promoted?

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“Do I have to wear a skirt to get promoted around here??” I hear it all the time. Some men are brave enough to say it out loud. Many just ‘think’ it or mutter it to those who will agree. I prefer not to keep the undercurrent ‘underground’! Maybe it’s …

Your dream job starts with coffee

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No, I do not mean quit your corporate job to retrain as a barista. Whilst the profit margin on a coffee might be known to be high, what I’m actually referring to is networking. Not everyone likes to network, or understands how to do it effectively, so read on to …

Does your EQ match your IQ?

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For a long time, IQ has been the way that we measure the intelligence of a person. But in recent years, it’s become clear that a person’s IQ score does not demonstrate their emotional intelligence – a core competency of inclusive leadership and a key to a successful career. Let’s …

Diversity and Inclusion – just fluff?

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It still surprises me that I often still hear people express the opinion, whether overt or non-overt, that diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts are simply a nice, fluffy thing to do, or to comply with legislation. From my experience, what’s perhaps more shocking is that such statements are often made …

7 useful tips on how to be mentored

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As we discussed in our piece Mentoring vs Sponsorship, whoever you decide on as your mentor, they should be someone who helps and guides you to achieve your career and life goals. Being mentored gives you the opportunity to gain information, support, knowledge and a strong connection from a mentoring …

Mentoring vs Sponsorship: Why you need both

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Mentors and sponsors are important in achieving career growth and building strong and lasting relationships, but there are vast differences between the two and the impact they can have on your career. Put simply, mentors are advisors and guides, imparting career wisdom and support in achieving your career aspirations. Sponsors …

The difficulties, benefits, and misconceptions of networking

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Networking is usually either put to the bottom of the priority list, or done incorrectly whereby people think it should result in an immediate business gain. Turning up to a networking event and talking endlessly about yourself and your company’s offering is not only going to have the opposite effect, …

5 easy tips to stop mansplainers

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You may not have heard the term “Mansplaining” before, and if you have, you may not know exactly what it means. The word is a combination of “man” and “explaining”, however the meaning goes much deeper than this. It’s not just a man offering an explanation, the word is commonly …