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Book Review-Time Mastery

Book Review-Time Mastery

5th Jul 2017

Time Mastery Banish Time management Forever By John McLachlan and Karen Meager I have just finished reading a book on how to master ...
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The 50% Club

The 50% Club

26th Feb 2015

Great to see that a government department is leading the way with gender balance, the Department for Business, innovation and Skills in Nov 2014 reach...
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Realizing the power of talented women

Realizing the power of talented women

26th Jan 2015

A great article about the journey that ebay have been on to improve gender balance in their organisation. John Donahoe the CEO was the main driver beh...
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Speak Down and Speak Up

Speak Down and Speak Up

27th Oct 2014

Speak Down and Speak Up  I have just read an article in the Harvard Business Review “Women Find Your Voice”.  It definitely ran...
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Is your board Stale Male and Pale?

Is your board Stale Male and Pale?

1st Oct 2014

 It has been very interesting recently engaging with the property and construction industry around the topic of 'diversity'.We have heard sen...
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New Venue for the Vision Intensive

New Venue for the Vision Intensive

3rd Aug 2014

We are excited to be using a new venue for our Vision Intensive days, it is the fabulous Fallowfields in Oxfordshire. They produce a lot of the food u...
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Are you asking the right questions

Are you asking the right questions

31st Jul 2014

Update on Gender balance and the questions your organization needs to be asking itself. The Lord Davis Report in 2011 highlighted the need to...
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Transcending Stress

Transcending Stress

5th Jul 2014

Unfortunately stress is an inevitable part of our fast-paced 24/7 lives. As individuals we all react differently and what is stressfull for one person...
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The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge

2nd Jul 2014

I love to read with my book club and I also read a lot of business and self-development books. I was recommended this book recently so decided to give...
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How to break free from a victim cycle

How to break free from a victim cycle

30th May 2014

In organisational life, it is easy to become caught up in a blame or victim culture, it can be overwhelming. However we have to realise that we maybe ...
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New Books on Gender Balance and Sponsorship

New Books on Gender Balance and Sponsorship

25th Mar 2014

  In '7 Steps to Leading a Gender Balanced Business 'Avivah Wittenberg- Cox  Avivah advises that any gender initiative should be le...
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How will you make 2014 your best year yet?

How will you make 2014 your best year yet?

2nd Jan 2014

Are you just getting back to work today and realising that you want to make some changes for 2014, is that promotion or new challenge beckoning to you...
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How to create change for 2014?

How to create change for 2014?

21st Nov 2013

Great Teams and Leaders reflect and learn.  "If you always do what you always did, then do not expect a different result", Tony ...
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Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

30th Oct 2013

  It is now commonly accepted that it is good for the bottom line to have diversity of thinking within the leadership team.  Different pers...
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Do first impressions still count?

Do first impressions still count?

21st Oct 2013

We all know this old adage, but is it still relevant in the 21st century workplace. According to research by the Centre for Talent Innovation the answ...
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Talks for your Women's network

Talks for your Women's network

1st Sep 2013

At Beacon Women we are pleased to offer a selection of sessions that we know your women's network would be interested in. They are not just talks, we ...
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The Sponsorship Culture

The Sponsorship Culture

15th Jul 2013

Reasons to impliment a sponsorship programme. One of the most common complaints that we hear about gender balance initiatives is that they do littl...
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Road map for Sponsors and Proteges

Road map for Sponsors and Proteges

28th Jun 2013

On the 22nd July I will be attending an event run by City Womens Network which will be sharing some of the information from the latest research from t...
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How organisations can make sponsorship work

How organisations can make sponsorship work

24th Apr 2013

How to make sponsorship work in your organisation.  Sponsorship has been going on in organisations as long as there has been an old boy's networ...
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Sponsorship workshop- May 9th

Sponsorship workshop- May 9th

22nd Mar 2013

Sponsorship Workshop for HR professionals On May the 9th a group of HR professionals and experts in the field of diversity will meet for afternoon te...
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Successful Sponsorship Relationships

Successful Sponsorship Relationships

6th Feb 2013

Successful Sponsorship Relationships   There has been much written on the retention of women, more recently the focus has been on a few initiat...
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Sponsorship Workshop

Sponsorship Workshop

7th Jan 2013

We will be running a workshop on Sponsorship later this year for HR professionals. Why Sponsorship Is Your Most Powerful Business Tool. 2013 is abou...
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Raising money for Alzheimer's

Raising money for Alzheimer's

23rd Oct 2012

Tara recently completed the Birmingham half marathon, it was very cold at the start as a freezing fog hung around the streets. This did not seem to de...
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Fake It Until You Become It

Fake It Until You Become It

6th Oct 2012

Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy studies the link between non-verbal communication and power. Exploring how our `non-verbals` govern how we think about ...
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Book Review Of Karren Brady Strong Women

Book Review Of Karren Brady Strong Women

14th Sep 2012

I was drawn to read Karren’s book from what I had seen of her on the Apprentice and I knew that she was the youngest ever MD of a PLC. She comes...
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Women in the boardroom

Women in the boardroom

10th Sep 2012

Why are there so few female executives running brands? This recent feature in Marketing Week entitled `Women in the boardroom. Why are there so few f...
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Looking Past Limits - Caroline Casey on ted.com

Looking Past Limits - Caroline Casey on ted.com

4th Sep 2012

I have just watched this talk by the amazing Caroline Casey, I will not give away her secret, but it is an amazing story about the power of belief and...
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How Gender Diversity Improves Company Performance

How Gender Diversity Improves Company Performance

1st Sep 2012

Beacon women applaud Credit Suisse for their report on Gender Diversity and Corporate performance that was published in August. It tackles one of the ...
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