Celebrating the Women Who Made an Impact on London’s Culture

Ms. Career Girl

This International Women’s Day, author and tour guide Rachel Kolsky is hoping to spread awareness about extraordinary women from London. Her goal is to elevate and celebrate the impact women have had?—?and on London’s streetscape, heritage and culture. Through her association with The Women’s Library, she has planned a series of tours throughout the city that highlight amazing women who have shaped society and strived for society.

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Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1

Hiring Technical People

In the blogosphere and in the press, there is an increasing notice about the lack of women in technical fields and management positions. Here is some data: Why women leave tech: what the research says by Sue Gardner. We know—and if you have been on a multi-gender, multi-cultural team, people-with-diverse-backgrounds you have this experience—creating products is more fun, faster, and easier. You are sure you can’t find any women?

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How Women Are Shaping VR Technology

Ms. Career Girl

According to a 2018 report by the National Center for Women & Information Technology , women hold just 26% of technology-related roles. This doesn’t just illustrate the problematic systemic biases against talented women, it also serves as a reminder that we continue to truncate our technological trajectory by excluding the ideas of diverse minds. The VR industry in particular has attracted talented women to a wide variety of positions.

Decoding Culture

Hiring Technical People

After I posted my culture series for job hunters, I saw What Your Culture Really Says. This is critical: Culture is not about the furniture in your office. Culture is about power dynamics, unspoken priorities and beliefs, mythologies, conflicts, enforcement of social norms, creation of in/out groups and distribution of wealth and control inside companies. This is why I ask you to think about your culture in Hiring Geeks That Fit. Your culture is what it is.

7 Books That Celebrate the Successes of Women

Ms. Career Girl

It’s no secret that women do remarkable things every day. Whether it’s building a thriving career, inspiring others or overcoming a tumultuous incident, the power of women is alive and well. As you celebrate the season this year, remember to celebrate the successes of women who set positive role models for all of us? In celebration of amazing women, we’ve highlighted these seven books that will uplift and inspire you to go after the life you truly want.

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Five Reasons Women Tend to Make Better Bosses than Men  

Ms. Career Girl

That said, research carried out over the past few years has regularly reached the conclusion that women make better bosses than their male counterparts. So what makes women better in leading roles? Here are just five reasons women tend to make better bosses…. Women are Better Listeners. An ability to listen is vital in an employer/employee relationship, and women are naturally better at letting people have their say and listening to what is said.

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How Successful Women Support Each Other To Advance Their Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Smart women today have figured out how to partner together to overcome workplace barriers and move up the ladder. The truth is, we women have created this advancement for ourselves, so we should celebrate our gains. I want to talk about ways we can harness our awesome power as women to gain more traction at work. Diverse women need to work together in partnership towards equality because we will all benefit from using the power of our full numbers.

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We Want More Women!

Ms. Career Girl

The post We Want More Women! It’s a common complaint throughout the tech industry: there aren’t enough women–and the few who are there are treated terribly. It is important to know that the lack of women isn’t an isolated tech-world problem. Women hold fewer positions of leadership, their work is valued less, and their opinions and ideas often dismissed. This doesn’t mean that women can’t find each other, of course. The post We Want More Women!

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How to Shift Your Organization’s Culture to Become More #Equal

Ms. Career Girl

There is more uncertainty for women’s equality now than ever before. But this doesn’t mean we are helpless, it means we urgently need to participate in shaping our own work culture. As a female executive and long-time feminist, and in my work in designing corporate cultures, I’ve spotted a few trends that will help you to create a more gender-equal work culture, by demand. Change your rhetoric and context to change your culture. Yes, women are nurturers.

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A year in reflection: International Women’s Day 

Ms. Career Girl

Like any year, 2019 was a mixture of successes and failures for women’s rights. This is true whether we are talking about the rights of women in employment, women in the wider UK, or for women worldwide. One of the truly positive notes to come from the December 2019 Westminster election was that this Parliament has the most female MPs in history , and for the first time, more than a third of MPs are women. Highest proportion of women in work ever.

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Breaking into Brewing: Tips for Women Looking to Enter the World of Craft Beer

Ms. Career Girl

Every day, women are taking over male-dominated industries, and that includes the field of brewing, which makes sense, because it started as a women’s craft! brewing beer was on the list of a woman’s daily chores in several ancient cultures? Somewhere along the line, men were named as the sole beer drinkers and beer brewers, while women became a sales tactic. Women Drink Beer, Too!

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Inspiring Women in Automotive History

Ms. Career Girl

For some uplifting information and stories during this uncertain time, check out this post that highlights women in the motor industry and their heroic achievements! With this historical timeline, learn and explore some of the tenacity and creative work of these women in automotive history. It includes interesting facts about their various careers, a few drawbacks many of these strong women faced and lessons we can take away from their adventures. Women in Automotive.

10 Women You Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

Woolf would be proud of how far women have come, and indeed we have come very far. While there is still a lot of work to do in the fight to give all women voice and visibility from the office to the home, I think we also ought to celebrate the many women who make strides in business, science, technology, international affairs, academia, government, law, media, and the home. In 2009, she was one of Glamour Magazine ‘s Women of the Year.

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Allyship Among Women: From Sabotage to Support

Ms. Career Girl

Allyship focuses on the ways we use our voice, our power, and our influence to stand in solidarity with women who are marginalized or silenced in our spaces. But it’s key to truly supporting women in the workplace. This type of support in the workplace can allow the space for women to be more authentic, and show up in their fullness without fear of judgment or retaliation. She received her doctorate from Howard University in intercultural communication and culture.

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Ways to Overcome Cultural Barriers in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Language barriers may make it difficult to communicate effectively, or cultural differences may inhibit employees from being comfortable enough to open up, socialize, bond or even work comfortably and closely with one another. Boggenpoel provides these ways companies can deal with cultural and racial conflicts internally and overcome cultural barriers. Overcoming Cultural Barriers. Promote appreciation of cultural differences .

Career Lessons from 2016’s Most Inspiring Women

Ms. Career Girl

The post Career Lessons from 2016’s Most Inspiring Women appeared first on Ms. Let’s be honest, 2016 hasn’t been the best year for women. We had Olympic sports commentators forgetting that women are people and a judge so worried about the “ severe impact ” jail would have on rapist Brock Turner that he barely sentenced him. Instead she set up Her Universe , a women’s clothing store specialising in all things nerdy.

2016 149

5 Tips on Encouraging Women in Business

The Undercover Recruiter

Tips on encouraging more women to progress in business are just as effective for encouraging more men to stay and climb the career ladder in your organisation as well. The aim is to create a culture where everyone can work in a way which makes them feel productive and engaged. 5 Tips on Encouraging Women in Business. Employer empower encourage power Talent pipeline Women women in business

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How To Deal With Foreign Cultures As A Female Traveler

Ms. Career Girl

The post How To Deal With Foreign Cultures As A Female Traveler appeared first on Ms. Did you know, for example, that in rural areas of Morocco the only women that allow themselves to be seen smoking or drinking in a bar are usually prostitutes? It’s also well worth noting that women’s magazines are forbidden in Iran. Use Cultural Sensitivity. Once you arrive, copy the behaviors of local women. Respect areas that are segregated for men and for women.

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4 Ways Savvy Women Can Break the Glass Ceiling

Ms. Career Girl

Women walking into a workplace today experience a very different environment than their mothers and grandmothers did. Even today, many women find that their professional growth is limited by the “glass ceiling.” Here are our top 4 ways savvy women can help themselves break through the glass ceiling: Understand what the glass ceiling is. Seek out opportunities to empower other women. When women work together, glass ceilings shatter.

2019 120

Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Other People, Pt 2

Hiring Technical People

In Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1 , I wrote about the need to add women to your team, and what you could do. But just hiring women isn’t enough. I was not discriminating against white men (or women, for that matter). You will definitely have a particular corporate culture. But, does that culture lead you to better products? Does that culture scale?

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Skills That Give Women A Sustainable Advantage Over Men

Ms. Career Girl

The post Skills That Give Women A Sustainable Advantage Over Men appeared first on Ms. In the workplace, it feels as though men have the advantage over women. They’re seen as more knowledgeable, capable, and better than women at what they do. The fact is that women have some advantages that men just don’t have. Are men and women really that different? There are some differences, though, in how men and women go about their work.

2017 111

Three Women Who Have Made Successful Career Changes

Ms. Career Girl

Through this journey, I have met hundreds of women who made huge career changes after becoming moms. Here are three stories of incredible women who have also taken a leap of faith and made inspiring pivots in their careers: Erin DiNicola, FIT4MOM Franchise Owner in Charleston. She helps organizations boost their leadership, transform their culture, plan for leadership succession, and onboard more effectively. We all know the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

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How to Hire for Cultural Fit Without Becoming Insular and Mediocre

Hiring Technical People

Have you read The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture ? There’s more, but this is all done in the name of “meritocracy” and “cultural fit.” ” You can call it cultural fit, but it’s not. It creates an insular culture. Anita Wooley says you need women in Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women. You have created an insular culture. That’s your culture.

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How to Define Success || 4 Theories from 4 Successful Business Women

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Define Success || 4 Theories from 4 Successful Business Women appeared first on Ms. Let’s look at how conventional wisdom defines success: Consumerism and American culture pretty dictate that success is material possession. The post How to Define Success || 4 Theories from 4 Successful Business Women appeared first on Ms. Featured Self define success success according to successful women successful women

2017 145

HBR Says Women Experience More Incivility than Men at Work — Especially from Other Women (KD at #workhuman)

The HR Capitalist

This panel will focus on these critical issues facing HR leaders today and organizations can drive changes and build cultures where everyone feels safe and empowered. A recent study by HBR showed the following - Women Experience More Incivility at Work — Especially from Other Women - which is a finding I'm assuming will be addressed indirectly by the #metoo panel. However, it has been unclear to as to who is perpetrating the mistreatment towards women at work.

2018 107

HR and Culture: 4 Fantastic Females Share Their Wisdom

Ms. Career Girl

The post HR and Culture: 4 Fantastic Females Share Their Wisdom appeared first on Ms. And women still face obstacles men don’t – despite progress, the gender pay gap isn’t due to close until 2069. Leadership guru Meg Wheatley encourages leaders to move from heroes to hosts, ditch chaotic command-and-control culture and open up decision-making to untapped talent at all organisational levels. The post HR and Culture: 4 Fantastic Females Share Their Wisdom appeared first on Ms.

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4 Trends Seeking to Address Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Trends Seeking to Address Cultural Diversity in the Workplace appeared first on Ms. In a nation that is built on a history of assimilating many cultures into one geographic location, it has been extremely difficult to embrace a national identity, yet as Americans that’s just what we’ve done. 2) Addressing the Growing Numbers of Women in the Workforce. As a woman, you might not realize just how far this nation has come in the inclusion of women in the workforce.

The Desperate Need for Women in the Tech Industry

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Desperate Need for Women in the Tech Industry appeared first on Ms. For this reason and several more, tech needs women. Unfortunately, women remain woefully underrepresented in tech fields. According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology , women currently hold less than a quarter of all tech jobs. There are several reasons women aren’t attracted to a career in technology, but none of them are particularly good.

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The Ultimate Job Search Survival Guide for Women Executives

Professional Resume Services

Believe it or not, there still is somewhat of a notion that women shouldn’t be in top positions at certain companies. However, this has changed significantly over the years, and many companies are viewing women at a higher standard than ever before, and rightfully so. With more women obtaining higher education and having the same or similar qualifications as men, companies are opening their executive roles up to women as well. Visit Specific Career Websites for Women.

2017 136

Tips for Seeking Out a Mentor from Successful Women Who Have Done It

Ms. Career Girl

If you want to find a mentor to help you learn and take the next step in your career, take some advice from these women who have mentored and been mentored themselves. Pope found her current mentor on LinkedIn. “There are thousands of professional women across every social media platform who are willing and eager to help other women.”. The post Tips for Seeking Out a Mentor from Successful Women Who Have Done It appeared first on Ms. Seeking out a mentor can be hard.

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Top 5 Priorities for Women in Tech Jobs

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s one of the most sought-after sectors to work for and a number of companies have used a number of initiatives to attract women in to the tech industry. And rightly so, because while you may think that tech jobs are only desirable for men, there are large number of women who are at the top. Top 5 Priorities for Women in Tech Jobs. Employer career progression cher wang Company Culture flexible working ginni rometty higher salary internationalwomensday TechUK

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Reasons Behind the Rising Number of Women Volunteers

Ms. Career Girl

The post Reasons Behind the Rising Number of Women Volunteers appeared first on Ms. A study shows that there is a growing interest in volunteering, with women taking the lead. It allows you to experience new cultures and countries while at the same time giving back. Another interesting finding from Volunteering Solutions is that 76% of travel junkies getting into Voluntourism are women, which begs the question – why is there a rising number of women volunteers?

2015 149

Marketers Fail to Understand and Reach Professional Women

Ms. Career Girl

Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Marketers Fail to Understand and Reach Professional Women by Nicole Crimaldi on June 8, 2010 Yesterday I spent some time reading a white paper by Ad Age and published by Meredith called, “ The Reality of the Working Woman.” Let’s start with some interesting statistics The number of women in the workforce have exceeded the number of males in the workforce. Is television advertising still behind the culture?

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UK vs America Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

It is common knowledge that we share a number of similarities with America, whether it be history, love of the same pop culture or even the colours in our flags, however when it comes to working culture, you might be surprised at how many differences there are. American expansion experts; Foothold America , have put together an infographic which details some of the main similarities and differences between UK & American work culture. UK vs America Work Culture.

Top 5 Things Women Should Know About Their Salaries

Ms. Career Girl

The post Top 5 Things Women Should Know About Their Salaries appeared first on Ms. That’s what its like to listen in on what the professional women of Fairygodboss have to say. As a community of women helping women, we’ve condensed our member insights into a list of the most common remarks and advice they give about pay. Women who’ve worked at the same company for a long time talk about the fact they haven’t seen meaningful salary growth.

2015 133

The Culture of Workplace Silence Around Sexual Harassment

Workology

While sexual harassment in the workplace has always been an issue, recently, the floodgates have opened as more women—and some men—are emboldened to tell their stories. HR company culture risk managment sexual harassmentIn some instances, these. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

2017 53

Conversation Culture — Mothers at Work

Workology

Be sure to tune into the Blogging4Jobs Facebook Fan Page where we will be discussing women and flexibility in the workplace all day. The Conversation Culture is a new topical series at Blogging4Jobs discussing how engagement, communication, and conversations in the workplace can create an environment that drives employee productivity as well as employee satisfaction. December 13, 2008 was the single most important day in my life.

Wal-Mart, Women, & Workplace Inequity

Workology

There will always be inequity in pay – - and usually the inequity is on the side of women because they are, most of the time, the designated primary care-giver once they become a parent. Ask a room full of men and women at work (between Sept & May) what they’re most concerned about every day between 3:15 – 3:45. 90% of the women will say they’re waiting to hear from their children that they are home safe.

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Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever.

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever. A company’s culture should be something you research and know before making the commitment to work there. At first, the co-founder and employees agreed that the job was great, until I was able to speak to one of the women working there in private. A high salary or good benefits can seem enticing, but company culture may leave you feeling dissatisfied with your new position.

2015 154

10 Steps to Ensure Safe Volunteering Abroad for Women

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 Steps to Ensure Safe Volunteering Abroad for Women appeared first on Ms. Traveling for volunteer work has grown in popularity in the last few years, and many women are getting into the spirit of travel and charity. However, there are many reasons to stay vigilant despite the growing number of women traveling to foreign countries for this purpose. Women are far more conservative and are treated differently in some countries that are receiving volunteers.

2015 126

Does Your Company Have a Bro Culture?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Then I read a piece by Ann Friedman in New York magazine about the bro culture in today’s American companies. Brogrammer = an IT type belonging to a bro, or frat house-like, culture.). Bro culture was first mentioned years ago by feminist publications, but it's lately been highlighted everywhere from the U.S. At this company, we noticed that no matter how many talented women the firm hired, few ever seemed to make it in executive management.

3 Unfair Practices Women Face in the Workplace & How to Fight Them

Ms. Career Girl

By “they,” she means “men” and “women,” of course. The question’s assertion — that men and women experience the workplace in fundamentally different ways — is not controversial. Any worker who pays attention to what’s happening around them is aware that, decades after the passage of Title IX and countless other civil right protections for women and people of color, inequality remains very much alive in the workplace.

2017 111

6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications

Ms. Career Girl

The post 6 Exciting Careers for Women Who Love Communications appeared first on Ms. If you know you’d like to get into communications, but you’re unsure about the best career path, check out these six opportunities for women who excel at communications. She recommends that women look for mentors that model how to balance work with a personal life. Before striking out on their own, however, women need to learn as much as they can about every job in the agency.

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