How To Talk About Yourself Without Being an Egomaniac

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Newsflash! It’s imperative that you stop talking about yourself so much immediately. Why? Because there is a way to refer to yourself without rubbing off the “I” of your keyboard. One of the biggest mistakes in selling yourself and your services is by using “I” or “we” sentences. And FYI, “we” isn’t really all that [...] The post How To Talk About Yourself Without Being an Egomaniac appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

2% Women CEO’s — Is This The Most We Can Handle?

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Gender equality. Oh boy, it sure gets people going. Have women already made enough progress? Is it enough that women hold 2% of board and CEO positions, or should we keep pushing forward until we get to 50%? And why are we only focusing on women, shouldn’t we focus on all types of diversity while [...] The post 2% Women CEO’s — Is This The Most We Can Handle? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Why Most Women Don’t Make It Past Middle Management… and what you can do about it

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I am happy to report a successful launch of my corporate initiative, How Acting Like a Girl is Good for Business: 7 Profit Secrets of Gender-Diverse Corporations! Meaningful conversations have already started with CEO’s, C-Level Executives, and HR departments who are keen to improve the gender gaps within their companies. As I continue to dive [...] The post Why Most Women Don’t Make It Past Middle Management… and what you can do about it appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Deal Has Gone Bad — Now What?

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The vendor was disastrous. Deadlines missed, calls not returned, work incomplete, programming sloppy, and worst of all—he didn’t even bother to watch the screen-casts I recorded of the problems he needed to fix! I discovered how lackadaisical his approach was during a conference call while I was in another state to attend a funeral. Not [...] The post The Deal Has Gone Bad — Now What? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How to raise women’s paychecks…

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Dear Brilliant Woman, There’s a shocking new study on women and money, in the workplace: According to AAUW, women will get paid equally as the men (who do the same jobs as you)… (are you sitting down?) …in just another 124 years. That’s right women, we’re “just” another one hundred and twenty-four years from pay [...] The post How to raise women’s paychecks… appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Alpha Male is Dead, Long Live the New Masculine Man

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Last week I wrote an article that went viral about why feminine attributes are good for business. This week we take a look at how the role of the masculine man is changing. And yes, this is a business topic, albeit an unusual one. As the founder of The Women’s Code and with a corporate [...] The post The Alpha Male is Dead, Long Live the New Masculine Man appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Why Acting Like a Girl is Good for Business

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Strong and successful alpha (masculine) women are on the rise in the business world, along with feminine men. I love that we get to pick the persona that fits us best but role reversals are also a source of confusion. Let's be clear—this has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Who we are attracted to [...] The post Why Acting Like a Girl is Good for Business appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Using your Personal Value Proposition To Become Liked and Respected

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She’s driving you crazy. You know exactly whom I mean. When the boss is around she’s sweet, soft, and says all the right things. The boss is enamored with her because she is smart and an asset to the team. The only problem is that nobody else likes her. She’s a raging bitch the minute [...] The post Using your Personal Value Proposition To Become Liked and Respected appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How to Grab Hot Jobs and Advance at Lighting Speed

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It’s so blatantly obvious. The new guy is trying to grab all the hot jobs—those jobs that get the most exposure and have the highest dollar value—even though he isn’t a very good project manager. He’s a number cruncher for crying out loud! Why won’t he let the team member who has the most experience [...] The post How to Grab Hot Jobs and Advance at Lighting Speed appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Stop Blending In – How To Create your Personal Value Proposition

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The single biggest mistake that most people and most businesses make is that they don't know what makes them special. To be noticed you want to identify why you or your business are not like the others. If you don't, you may as well be wearing an invisibility cloak. The first step to getting noticed [...] The post Stop Blending In - How To Create your Personal Value Proposition appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]