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Harnessing the Power of A Mentor

Harnessing the Power of A Mentor In follow up to my blog series on Mentoring, this article from the FT, by Amy Bell gives solid advice on the strategy required to find and successfully work with a mentor. https://www.ft.com/content/2ce849e0-10ad-11e8-a765-993b2440bd73   If you would like more information on this topic or like to discuss how we […]

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Industry Third Level Mentorships

Industry Third Level Mentorships   In follow on from last month’s blog on mentoring, I wanted to highlight an initiative that I am personally involved in and the many benefits of partnering with a third level institution. For industry and third level mentorship / partnerships, the benefits are many for the organisations and the individuals […]

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Mentoring and why it’s good for us all

Mentoring and why it’s good for us all   Depending on the type of organisation you work for, you may or may not have access to a formal work mentorship programme. If you are not fortunate enough to be part of a formal programme, don’t worry – I have some good advice on finding a […]

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Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap   With new legislation afoot for businesses on mandatory reporting on gender pay gap, it is important to remind ourselves that whilst reporting will shine a light on the extent of the issue and the scale of the gap (or gulf – depending on the sector and management level). There is need […]

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When is the best time to have children – from a career perspective?

When is the best time to have children – from a career perspective? This is a BIG question! This very accessible article, from the FT is a good read for all parents. Whilst the research isn’t specific to Ireland, it corelates closely with my own findings and experiences of coaching new parents and women at […]

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The Motherhood Penalty

The Motherhood Penalty There are many factors to look at when we consider the impact children can have on a womans career, so much so it has led to introduction of the term “Motherhood Penalty”. The Motherhood Penalty refers to the cost in real terms to a woman who is expecting or has had children. […]

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‘Removing the Barriers to Gender Equality’ – The role of Society & Social Expectations and how it impacts Gender Equality.

Part 3 ‘Removing the Barriers to Gender Equality’ – The role of Society & Social Expectations and how it impacts Gender Equality.   We all have a role to play in shaping the future In my work as a business coach to women (and also from being a mum to three children) there is a […]

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‘Removing the Barriers to Gender Equality’ – Gender Bias Feedback Loop

Part Two ‘Removing the Barriers to Gender Equality’ – Gender Bias Feedback Loop What is a gender bias feedback loop? Well, in its simplest form, it is similar to a vicious circle … Management teams continue to be male dominated, meaning there is a lack of senior role models for women aspiring to top leadership positions, […]

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Removing the Barriers to Gender Equality

The call to action for business leaders, innovators, social entrepreneurs and gender equality activists is to remove barriers that prevent gender equality for girls and women. In 2019 women in leadership roles continue to be notable for being the exception not the rule.  With International Women’s Day on March 8th, I set out the case for […]

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Self-Doubt – How to overcome it at work

Research shows that self-doubt can begin in girls as early as 6yrs old which can impact our self-belief and career decisions years down the line. Bringing awareness to this for both men and women, establishing support groups, providing coaching, access to mentoring, social & organisational policies can all have positive impacts. In this article from […]

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“Don’t know how to kickstart your Return to Work after a Career Break?”

Part Two Considerations on Role and Type of Work that fits your Career Goals – In part one of this blog, we looked at a number of factors to consider from a personal and family perspective when returning to work. I explored how to prepare for a successful return to work from the perspective of […]

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“Don’t know how to kickstart your Return to Work after a Career Break?”

Part One It is hard to know where and how to go about re-engaging with the world of work, having been on career break or extended maternity leave. I frequently hear “I just wouldn’t know where to begin” …. “I really don’t know what I am good at anymore” “ I don’t feel confident enough […]

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