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Curating Leadership Confidence for Female Engineers

Posted on March 29, 2017

I’m a leadership expert obsessed with creating outstanding female leaders in the field of engineering. Session 2 of the 2017 Women in Hard Hats Group mentoring program completed last week …

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International Women’s Week

Posted on March 8, 2017

This week is international women’s week. Expect to see a plethora of articles about how important diversity is, how slow change is (expect equality long after your career is over) …

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Think your way to success

Posted on February 14, 2017

So you have plenty of qualifications and you work really hard but your career is proving a disappointment. Success in life comes not from our qualifications but from how we …

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Please don’t eat me!

Posted on January 31, 2017

“Please don’t eat me!” When you meet someone new, they are looking for two things. Are you safe?  After all, I don’t want to be eaten. Are you competent?  If …

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Why are female engineers so special – and so hard to retain?

Posted on December 15, 2016

I will throw a question at you: Why are female engineers so special – and so hard to retain? Engineers create wealth for economies and societies Leadership is needed to …

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What is it like to be a female engineer?

Posted on November 24, 2016

What do women say about their experiences as engineers? I undertook a mini-survey in July 2016 and collected 123 responses – all of which are from engineers in different industries. …

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Right person for the right role so you can be a high performing leader

Posted on November 2, 2016

Getting the right people in the right role is one of the most important roles of a leader and manager.  Contrary to popular opinion knowledge, skills and experience are not …

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Why do I think female engineers are golden?

Posted on October 6, 2016

The essence of leadership is to manage a social entity. Organisations are examples of social entities.   Organisations are groups of people who organise together to achieve something that they can …

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Lack of Diversity in your organisation is evidence of discrimination

Posted on September 13, 2016

Lack of Diversity equals discrimination – and discrimination is illegal. How would it be if I went to the HR manager of your company and said “How do you treat …

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The Leadership Recipe

Posted on August 23, 2016

Is leading a team complex or simple? I propose that we have over complicated leadership. Here is a simple recipe for leading a team inside an organisation.   Cooking up …

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