5 tips on how to be seen as a ‘Rising Star’ from your very first month!

Introduce yourself: Follow a French custom – If you have the opportunity, go and introduce yourself a few days before the official start. This will allow you to check your travelling time, view your work environment (including clothing) … Moreover, it will create a good impression with your Boss and your colleagues! Dress for the circumstances.…

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Gender Balance – Key questions which define the way we react, direct the action taken 4/4

Key questions which I think clearly define the way we react, and direct the action which is taken: Read part 4 of this 4 part series… New legislation makes gender balance a Europe-wide priority and it is an area no company or organisation can afford to ignore. Recent examples of the relentless progress of this…

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What evolution can we see regarding gender balance? Part 3 of 4

Gender Balance: The Next Boardroom Battleground? New legislation makes gender balance a Europe-wide priority… ⇒ French bill passed (23/07/14) ‘Real equality between men and women’ (including measures addressing professional equality, parity in politics, corporate boards, government bodies, public institutions) ⇒ UK Lord Davies report “Women on Boards” Feb 2011, progress reports 2012, 2013, 2014 —Introduction…

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Gender balance as it applies in the workplace – Part 2 of 4

Gender Balance: The Next Boardroom Battleground? New legislation makes gender balance a Europe-wide priority… ⇒ French bill passed (23/07/14) ‘Real equality between men and women’ (including measures addressing professional equality, parity in politics, corporate boards, government bodies, public institutions) ⇒ UK Lord Davies report “Women on Boards” Feb 2011, progress reports 2012, 2013, 2014 —Introduction…

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Opportunities galore at this French corporation

My latest sneak peek was in Lyon, and a very encouraging experience it was!  Visiting a corporation that encourages advancement on all levels without bias of gender, age or level of studies was a breath of fresh air! This gem is GLS France, part of the Royal Mail Group.  My visit was to the Rhone-Alpes…

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The Next Boardroom Battleground series – Part 1 of 4

Gender Balance: The Next Boardroom Battleground? New legislation makes gender balance a Europe-wide priority… ⇒ French bill passed (23/07/14) ‘Real equality between men and women’ (including measures addressing professional equality, parity in politics, corporate boards, government bodies, public institutions) ⇒ UK Lord Davies report “Women on Boards” Feb 2011, progress reports 2012, 2013, 2014 —Introduction of ’targets’…

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What is Coaching?

What is coaching? What benefits can you gain from it? What you can expect from it? For a start, it depends on what form of coaching and what area of activity… There are sports, music, voice, expat, language, financial, dating, relationship, business and life coaching – amongst many others! One thing that all coaching has…

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La plume de la femme

Much continues to be debated about the so-called ‘gender war’ – more in some areas than others – but as I said my last article, although there is no doubt that men and women are (in theory) equally capable, each sex has its own strengths and weaknesses. So are women as suited to some traditionally…

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Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce

Benefits of a Diverse Workplace The evidence is all around us: The U.S. has become a multicultural society (35% of the population is now non-white), making it imperative to succeed at managing a culturally diverse workforce. Perhaps this is not news for you and you are already implementing a well-thought out diversity and inclusion (D&I)…

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Founding an international education centre

Carolyn Llewelyn has worked in international education for over twenty years. After graduation (University of Oxford, Modern and Medieval Languages) she first worked as a tutor in French and German, including a period at what is now Oxford Brookes University. With her business partner, Robert Marsden, Carolyn founded and runs the Oxford International Study Centre…

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