Balance for Better: Reflections on International Women’s Day 2019

As a speaker and trainer, especially in the Diversity and Inclusion sector, International Women’s Day can be an day of overwhelm.  It can almost become three of four days of overwhelm.  The number of events that you can get invited to speak at or to attend. For me it often involved multiple cities, as it…

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Finding True Equity and Balance: Why Women Only Events are Still Needed

Very recently a friend of mine advertised a training program she was running for women around building your business tribe, on a professional organisation Facebook group she was a part of as a part of their #PitchWednesday offerings. It was taken down by the moderators saying that it breached the ethics policy of the organisation,…

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Why understanding your personality preferences is so important.

It is the middle of the night and I am wide awake. Not because I have this amazing idea running around in my head, although that is often the reason I cannot sleep, but because I am trying to solve a problem. The problem is how to do fill the gaps in my business if…

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It is time for a change…

This time last week I wrote about how I was sadden by the outcome of the referendum.  Whilst I am still sad I would like to focus forward and into the future rather than into the past with this post. I noted in my last blog post that it was time for a change.  Not…

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I can't do that, I don't have the money!

Have you ever really wanted to do something and found yourself saying: I can’t do that I don’t have the money For many of us it is not an excuse or a block, it is very real. Or is it?   I effectively retired at the age of 35, about five years ahead of my…

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The vote is in: We need a different approach to leadership

I woke to the text message from my partner saying that Britain had voted to leave the EU. Whilst I shouldn’t have been surprised, I was. My mind had believed so strongly that we would stay. My world surrounded more by those under the age of 35, than those over, Scotland (where I live) and…

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Help the CV monster has me!

There is a great opportunity in front of me, the shortest of timelines to apply and my CV is rubbish! Have you ever been in a situation like this? Had an occasion where you have even walked away from the opportunity because you don’t even know where to start with the clean up process? If…

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Take the leap!

What things potentially stand in the way of you making things happen? How do you over come them? Looking at stepping off the cliff edge and enjoying the journey to a positive end.

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Self Image is Important!

“No one can outperform he own self-image.” Laura Posey This post is a day late in my personal blogging time-line/challenge but it needed to be.  The quote at the start is one of the daily quotes on my The Women’s Advantage desk calendar.  It us almost as if it knows just what I need to…

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Reflecting on my journey to now

In this post Maggie reflects on the journey she has taken from a 5 year old to the Woman and successful leader she is today

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