Serena Williams for Vogue: Women are “taught to not dream as big as men”

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Tennis titan and new mum Serena Williams is the newest Vogue covergirl. In her interview with the magazine which appears in the February 2018 issue, she spoke about marriage, motherhood and her career. Touching on the issue of women putting boundaries on their success, she said: Continue reading

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Six standout snippets from: Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

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I was first introduced to Sarah Knight when I found her debut ‘self-help’ guide The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k in an airport WHSmith, and enjoyed delving into the book during my flight. Therefore I was intrigued once I heard about her second offering (and second sweary title). She describes Get Your Shit Together as a ‘let-me-help-you-help-yourself-help book’, so here are six standout snippets that I hope will do just that. Continue reading

4 business lessons we can learn from Netflix’s Girlboss

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The Netflix original Girlboss series is a loose…’real loose’ retelling of Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book of the same name. It’s a memoir which details her journey from aimless delinquent to the founder and CEO of multi-million dollar retailer Nasty Gal.

Want to know how the story of Sophia’s budding fashion empire was depicted on screen? Here are 4 business lessons we can learn from season one.

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Six standout snippets from: Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba

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Otegha Uwagba’s Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women, is a short and snappy career guide for those working in the creative industries. With tips on everything from overcoming creative blocks to effective money management, rounded off with a Q&A featuring other successful creatives, it’s a quick read that will inject some welcome inspo back into your life. Here are six standout snippets.

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The Pregnancy Pause: Initiative encourages women to add motherhood as a job on their CVs

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It’s hard to believe that new mums in the US are only entitled to 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave (!!!). Considering their total lack of options, it’s no wonder many women feel pressure to stop working for extended periods of time after having children. With this comes gaps in career history which some women are reluctant to discuss, making it difficult to pick up where they left off and hindering overall career progression. The Pregnancy Pause aims to change all that. Continue reading

5 career lessons we can learn from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

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For those yet to see it (where have you been?!) The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 film about an aspiring journalist (Andy), fresh out of college, who gets a job as the second assistant to famed fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly. An esteemed figure in the industry, Miranda is also the worst boss imaginable, leaving Andy struggling to find her footing at a job where she is already way out of her depth. Here are five career lessons that we can learn from Andy’s eventful journey.

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