How to deal with other strong women at work

This week’s top tips is something I really struggled with a lot in my corporate days. Working in a HR/L&D team meant that my peers were predominantly women – and I’d always found it far easier and more enjoyable to work in a male team if I’m honest. It’s a...

How to disagree assertively

A lot of women I work with find it really difficult to disagree with someone’s point of view, opinion or decision and it inevitably goes one of two ways – they either chicken out and say nothing at all, reporting to passive behaviour and just letting it wash...

How to assertively nail an interview

This weeks top tips are all about how to be assertive in an interview. A lot of women I work with are working hard to accelerate their career and land the next big promotion but are concerned about how they come across, are they credible? Or they lack in confidence...

How to be “Resiliently Assertive”

I’m just preparing to do a talk at a large tech company’s women’s network on Thursday on Assertiveness. I do talks like this all the time but as I prepped this one, something really triggered in my mind off the back of one of the definitions of Assertiveness that I...

How to assertively get a good price on stuff

Today I’ve been into Manchester viewing venues in preparation for our big expo event in March next year to celebrate International Women’s Day – oh, have I not told you? It’s called Womanifest – a lifestyle & empowerment LIVE weekend event to celebrate all things...