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Boardroom Diversity Could Have Averted Financial Crisis

More roles for women on the boards of UK financial institutions could have made the banking crisis less likely, according to a new report — Women in the City published by the House of Common’s Treasury Select Committee. The committee found that a lack of female representation in the boardroom has led to a dangerous culture of ‘group-think’, which makes scrutiny of executive decisions less effective as research has shown that people from the same background and similar experience are less likely to challenge each other. The select committee also pointed out that the finance sector currently fails to utilise […]

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Wisdom from Will Smith

Self belief and dedication to one’s craft — irrespective of the industry — is important to achieving ones dreams.

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11 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

The start of the New Year has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on a few key goals. With that in mind, below is a great exercise as recommended by the Christopher Howard Training Team: Go find a note pad and consider these questions… Knowing what you want is the first step to getting it. Knowing what’s holding you back is the second step to making sure you get […]

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Myths and Realities of Womens’ Access to Finance

A recent report commissioned by the UK based Women’s Enterprise Task Force (WETF) dispels the myth that female businesses owners are charged more than men for loans by banks. The report also found that women tend to be better at repayment than their male counterparts and that their businesses are often seen by banks as lower risk. Other key findings include: *women succeed at or above the rates of men when seeking bank finance, which is a major encouragement to women thinking of starting up in business in this challenging climate. *women are less likely than men to have been […]

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The Social Media Revolution

When I moved from Chicago to London four and a half years ago, I invited family/friends/colleagues to join me at: Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, etc. Knowing that I was going to be thousands of miles away, I viewed these social media tools as a way to stay connected. Very few of my contacts accepted my invitations in the beginning, but most have now woken up to the benefits of social media. Like me, they realise that it is not a fad but a fundamental shift in the way people communicate with one another. And for any company looking to take their […]

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