Happy International Women’s Day! I’ve had a few thoughts on where have been able to make progress empowering women. In particular in the workplace it’s focused solely on encouraging women to ‘Lean In’ to the boardroom table, without recognising what men can learn from women. I love my research, and one in gender studies known as the Athena Doctrine has highlighted a set of desirable traits for today’s business leaders that have been identified as feminine;
Is the world against you at the moment?
I feel that way with a bunch of unanswered emails and phone calls from clients waiting to kick things off, it’s far to easy to get frustrated and whinge about things. It’s great getting things off your chest, but that doesn’t actually solve things.
I have a friend who, on Valentine’s Day every year, treats herself to a manicure and a single red rose. Awesome, right! But, why?SELF LOVE!
I’ve turned the tables on things this year by organizing Valentines Day for my husband and I because regardless of your relationship status come February 14 (a day often reserved for couples),
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Networking is often done wrong. A combination of limp handshakes, rushed business cards being given over before you can register what the person’s name is, and then a rehearsed spiel of what their title is and the company they work for. It’s confusing; it’s impersonal and self-effacing.
Can you believe that in the early 1970’s, dentists were almost exclusively male in the United States. The U.S. had the lowest percentage of women dentists in the Western World. And figures weren’t that great elsewhere; roughly half of the dentists in Greece were women, about one-third in France, Denmark, Sweden,
What do you believe to be important in your business and life?
It might be easy to say friends and family, but how much time do you actually put into seeing them and how are you prioritizing them? Your personal values can be a huge source of happiness so what you do and the way you behave must align.
I was afraid of putting into words what my biggest challenge is at the moment, but after speaking with some amazing mothers this week, I’ve found I’m not the only one completely overwhelmed by things. Motherhood is tough. It’s a blessing, and there are so many highs, but oh so many lows.
Feeling focused on your business. Having the tools to get out of your comfort zone. And the most confident — and successful — year of your life…
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It’s been a hectic few months doubling our family from 2 to 4! I considered myself a pretty organized person before the boys came along but I really have had to step up my game. Organizing a business, two boys, family life, international travel, getting back into fitness and running a house has meant I’m ruthless with efficiency and productivity.
It’s already the middle of January so if you rang in the New Year with a slew of resolutions that this is going to be the year you accomplish your goals… you better have a plan!
New Year’s resolutions are always (and I do mean always) easier said than done, which is why I prefer to set goals.