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Living with a disability can be hard, and Shamila Akhtar understands that as much as anyone. Despite these hardships, when Shamila started her talk in the last session of #NPWLive, she began with an attitude that earned the instant respect of everyone in the room. Disability can take many forms, seen and unseen. And how...
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I have just got back from a speaking tour in New York City, delivering negotiation skills seminars to organisations such as Invesco, Thomson Reuters and Freshfields as well as to networks such as the Wall Street Womens Alliance. The focus of my tour was to explore whether gender plays a role at the negotiation table...
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The Government launched the much anticipated Shared Parental Leave (SPL) Regulations on the 1st December 2014 which apply to employees who expect to become parents on or after 5th April 2015, including adoptive parents. These new regulations give parents flexibility to share caring responsibilities between themselves, enabling them to choose how they would like to...
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Harriet Minter is the editor of the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section. Previously, she worked as a commissioning editor for a range of sections on the Guardian and also ran the engagement and social media strategy for the Guardian’s Professional Networks. Harriett knows a thing or two about the barriers for women moving into leadership...
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Emily Karatay attended our recent conference in Liverpool, which focused on ‘Women Inspiring the Economy’ – here are her thoughts from the day! This blog originally appeared here. To find out more about World Merit, visit www.worldmerit.org. I had the pleasure to join an event last week as part of the International Festival of Business...
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Is being someone we’re not the price we pay for career success? Women 1st member Gabriella Driver says it shouldn’t have to be. In my early 20s I worked really hard at trying to morph myself into the mould of the person I thought I needed to be in order to be successful. I was...
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With International Women’s Day 2014 taking place tomorrow our director, Simone Roche, explores what this day means for us all in 2014. Firstly, Happy International Women’s Day! IWD is an important event, held annually on 8 March since the early 1900s, but growing in significance with each year. It is celebrated around the world, with...
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With equality between men and women at board level still a long way off, are quotas a necessary evil? Stephanie Hamilton shares her views. I am not a ‘sit on the fence’ kind of person. My opinions are always one way or the other. White wine and never red. ‘Team Cheese,’ rather than ‘Team Dessert’....
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