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Confidence is critical to success, so make it a priority this year

By | March 5th, 2018|W2W|

Confidence, for women, is a topic we need to talk about more. Raising confident girls who mature into confident women needs to be a high priority for us. Why? Because I see too many women whose lack of confidence is holding them back. I'm not necessarily talking about career advancement, though we'll get to that. [...]

Authenticity is the key to building trust and being true to yourself

By | February 6th, 2018|W2W|

I've noticed a strong push in the past 10 years for organizations and people to prioritize authenticity. And it's no wonder when you look at the number of news stories that highlight less-than-honest practices, questionable behaviour, and outright illegal activities. We all want more honesty and integrity in the world. When you look up the [...]

Value – Understanding and communicating your worth to your audience

By | January 2nd, 2018|W2W|

What exactly is value? Well, it doesn't have much to do with actual money. Personally, I like this definition from the Oxford Dictionary: The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. When I was growing up, my dad talked a lot about price versus value. One of the [...]

Build better business relationships with gratitude

By | December 4th, 2017|W2W|

Thank you. Two simple words that pack a lot of punch when it comes to how they make people feel. After all, when it comes to building solid relationships, gratitude can make a big difference. I've been fortunate (and grateful) to work with a number of people who actively practice gratitude. Being around them has [...]

Network wisely, selectively and with the right focus

By | September 1st, 2017|W2W|

As a business network, we have a vested interest in helping people learn how to network effectively. After all, if our members don't get what they need, why would they stay? The WBN is a large network of over 200 women who all have different goals for their professional lives and reasons for joining. That's [...]

Leadership edge – find yours any place, any time, in any role

By | August 7th, 2017|W2W|

I can't think of another period in my lifetime that there's been so much attention given to leadership - both the good and bad traits that stand out in the actions taken by people who've been given a leadership role. Comparisons abound in the news on a daily basis and it's causing a lot of [...]

Negotiation is an art: Will you like the picture in the end?

By | July 3rd, 2017|W2W|

I am not skilled at negotiation. It's something I'm working on and I'm getting better. I was recently caught up in negotiation for work to be done on my house. It was a small job, but it tested me in several ways: My patience, my boundaries and whether I would stand up for myself when [...]

President’s Pen: Embrace change to get ahead

By | May 7th, 2017|W2W|

If you have a growth mindset, you're probably already aware of the advantages you have when you embrace change. You have to be if you're strategic about growth because you need to be agile when you see shifts in your industry that require you to shift your business. But change isn't easy. It's downright uncomfortable. You'd [...]

Women in Business: Elevating, Growing, Succeeding

By | April 26th, 2017|W2W|

Thirty years ago I started my career in accounting. Where has the time gone?  Back in 1987, accounting was a male-dominated profession and my first job at KPMG Peat Marwick in New Zealand had only four women out of 30 auditors in my intake year.  My second position in London, England was no better: I [...]

President’s Pen: Assembling the ingredients for success in business

By | April 2nd, 2017|W2W|

Are you a cook or are you a baker? In my unscientific research (i.e., asking my friends) people are usually one or the other. Cooks tend to feel constrained by the rigidness of following a recipe for baking up some kind of succulent treat. And bakers like the clarity of a list of ingredients that [...]

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