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Does the focus on supporting young female talent by definition build a culture of exclusivity?

Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality was a message that was close to my heart and one that is the every essence of what the YPWA represents. She talked about Feminism being a dirty word – ‘synonymous with man hating’, something I related to. When I first started YPWA it was to build a community …

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The Problem with Confidence? Why everyone wants it but no one has a clue what it is.

I was reading an article in Forbes online that talked about job applications and the reasons why women and men do and do not apply for roles. The results were not surprising: http://www.forbes.com/sites/womensmedia/2014/04/28/act-now-to-shrink-the-confidence-gap/ Women working at HP applied for a promotion only when they believed they met 100 percent of the qualifications listed for the …

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Developing Leaders Requires Content That Rises Above The Noise

Too much information, too much noise is not good for productivity or developing leaders. And for learning professionals, the task of getting the right information and knowledge to the corporate leaders amidst the cacophony of news and inputs makes the task even more daunting. Our research* completed earlier this year revealed that as much as …

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Women, Career Desire and how to avoid “Unnecessary Sacrifice” along the way

Diversity and Inclusivity were certainly words high on the agenda in 2013 and over the course of the year I was involved in many conversations that looked at barriers for young professional women. My observations from these conversations with industry bodies, board members, young professional women and organisations focusing on gender diversity are that there …

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