Friday, May 22, 2015

Top 10 Tips For Women In The Workplace...

Source: The Telegraph

As women are predicted to overtake men in sheer volume in the workplace next year, the Telegraph women business panel shared their top 10 tips for how female employees can seize the opportunity...
Louisa Hogarty, Director of HR Operations at Select Service Partners (Food Travel Company)

1. ‘Surprise people, take on the unexpected tasks and projects and deliver a great result’

2. ‘Build great networks both internally and externally, relationships are key in business’

Dessi Bell, Founder of Zaggora (Sportswear Manufacturers)

3. ‘Make sure your accomplishments are recognised by voicing your own achievements. Women are not as proactive as men at blowing their own trumpets’
Heather Jackson, Chief Executive, The Women’s Business Forum (Networking Forum)

4. ‘Listen to constructive criticism and act on it quickly and effectively. Listening is the hardest skill I have had to develop to enable me to grown and deliver my organisation’

5. 'Accept that as a skilled and capable woman you will bring great benefits and qualities to a team; walk tall with that realisation and you will undoubtedly stand out’

Dr Olga Kubassova, Founder and Chief Executive of Image Analysis (Healthcare)

6. ‘The most relevant skill in the workplace of tomorrow will be what it was 100 years ago – logic. Common sense is key, so don’t be afraid to ask the obvious questions and challenge, constructively, what you’re being told’

Barbara Kasumu, co-founder of Elevation Networks (Youth Employment Charity)

7. ‘The internet economy accounts for 8% of GDP. More women should be working towards acquiring much sought after tech skills, whether as budding entrepreneurs or tech pioneers. So; coding, apps, website design, STEM subjects etc.’

Karen Mattison, founder of Timewise (Part-Time Jobs Recruitment Site)

8. ‘Turning the rise of flexible working to your advantage, so that where you work is less important than how effectively you work, is a key skill for all.’
Liz Bingham, Partner at Ernst & Young (Accountants)

9. ‘Whether you are starting out in your career or racing up the ladder, build a strong support network around you. It’s certainly helped me along the way.’

10. ‘My latest bedtime reading backs me up. The Athena Doctrine is based on research which shows that many of the skills needed for successful leadership are often perceived as traditional female attributes. People who are collaborative, empathetic, loyal and selfless were shown to be more successful than those who were deemed proud, resilient or independent. This doesn’t mean we all need to start volunteering to do the tea run every hour or set up yet another committee. But I do think it’s a useful reminder not to underestimate the importance of team work or to take collaborative working for granted’

What do you think? Do these women have good advice and tips to offer to other women? Do you have any other tips to offer? Let us know! Tweet us @TheWomensOrg

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