The Confidence Code ~ Resonating with Women

The recent best seller, The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman is resonating with women all over the country — and for good reason. One of the greatest barriers for women is our reticence to raise our hands, ask for what we want and be noticed. This lack of confidence appears as a weakness. It makes women seem less comfortable with risk taking and decisiveness, both of which are critical competencies for senior leaders. Right now, many people are asking why women have a crisis … [Read more...]

Women & Feminism in the Technology Realm

Comparing the number of women to men working in the tech field leaves a lot to be desired. Even though women working in the tech industry continue to grow, with a lot of them taking up jobs in systems administration, software development, and business seo service, to name a few, there is still room for improvement. Taking a rough look at the CEOs of top tech giants across the globe such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and Google’s Sundar Pichai shows how … [Read more...]

Kindness is Key to Success in the Workplace

Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. In a world filled with struggle and pain, kindness is like a deep cleansing breath that rejuvenates us with its purity, refreshes us with its goodness and hope; and gives us the strength to persevere despite our troubles. Kindness is a Topic of Interest in Philosophy and Religion Below are some examples: 1. Kindness was one of the main topics in the … [Read more...]

Staying Positive During Crisis is Leadership

Leaders need to set an example by leading themselves beyond the boundaries of their own concerns and uncertainties. In a time of crisis, without self-leadership, it is challenging and almost unethical to lead others. When you are positive, you will find it easier to build a network of advocates and team members to help you when you need it. Projects face difficulties and challenges, a positive perspective and a supportive team will help you to move forward past the obstacles, even after … [Read more...]

Empowering Women in Agriculture is Critical

Why Should Women be Empowered in Agriculture? Supporting women farmers would help hundreds of millions fight hunger, poverty and climate change. Growth in small-scale agriculture is two to four times more effective at reducing hunger and poverty than any other sector, and women farmers are playing a central role. Oxfam states: "About 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by small-scale farming. Women make up on average 43 percent of this agricultural labor in developing countries. … [Read more...]

Getting Your Music Out into the World – What You Need to Know

You may have decided that a career as a professional musician is the ideal option for you. But getting there is not always easy, since you need to work hard to get your music noticed and out into the world. This can be easier said than done, and it’s not uncommon for musicians to feel like they may have hit a point where there is nothing much else for them to do when it comes to reaching their music career goals. But whatever the situation that you are in, doing nothing will never get you … [Read more...]

The Growth Globally of Women as Entrepreneurs

Over the past twenty years or so, businesses which are owned and operated solely by women have dramatically increased in popularity. According to official reports, the rate of growth is at least 70% since 1997, with over nine million women-owned businesses operating in 2014 alone, an increase of almost a million new businesses when compared to the previous year. This significant growth pace, which has doubled in just three years and continues to see steady increases, has helped to generate over … [Read more...]

OCTOBER: NATIONAL WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS MONTH

In celebration of National Women's Small Business Month, below are some interesting stats that show just how women are on the move. Women entrepreneurs statistics show that 252 million entrepreneurs out of approximately 582 million in the world are female. Added to 153 million women who have already been running businesses, we can see the impact of women on business. Research also shows that women now account for 41% of the global workforce and control more than $20 trillion in annual … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Growing Your YouTube Channel

The best way to develop your business is through YouTube. It may also be a wonderful method for self-expression. However, if you want your channel to flourish, you must put in some effort. Here are 10 strategies for expanding your YouTube channel and gaining more subscribers! Encourage Comments and Feedback This is a very important point. Using end screens, for example, to urge people to leave comments, ask questions, or share your material with their friends might be another fantastic … [Read more...]

Essential Skillset Needed to Lead as an Excellent Clinical Nurse

Nursing is a highly skilled job requiring a mixture of hard and soft skills. Hard skills are those that are related to specific technical knowledge, such as assessing a group of symptoms and making a diagnosis and knowing how to efficiently apply bandages on broken bones. Soft skills, on the other hand, are less-defined skills that are more akin to innate characteristics, but can still be built upon if they need strengthening. Perhaps the most important soft skills in the nursing profession … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Improve the Customer Delivery Experience

High-quality customer experience is hugely important, as it drives the return sales that all businesses need to be able to sustain long-term growth. However, many businesses are focusing more on the on-site customer experience and less on the processes that occur once a sale has been made. With big companies like Amazon changing consumer expectations of delivery services, it has never been more important to improve your customer delivery experience. 1. Improve Your Delivery … [Read more...]

Female at the Forefront of Male-Dominated iGaming Industry

The history of gambling has always been dominated by men—from the top casino executives to the dealers and players. The rise of women empowerment in the past few decades has led to the involvement of more women in the gambling industry. Even with this, it can be said that the gambling industry is still largely male-dominated. But this does not stop women from performing crucial roles within the gambling sector, which has seen a surge in demand over the past several years, with iGaming or … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Increase Organic Traffic to Your Site

Online business can be incredibly fruitful. You can sell your products or your services to your local area, and to people around the world. The only problem with having a business online is that though you have access to the world’s population, you are competing within a global marketplace. How you compete against these businesses will determine your short term and long-term success. Thankfully, there are many avenues you can choose from, and it is much easier than ever before to build brand … [Read more...]

How to Reduce Spam using a Few Simple Guidelines

If you've got email, the chances are good that you've got spam-lots of it. Unsolicited commercial email, otherwise known as spam, can spoil an online experience by being time consuming and annoying. Spam is estimated to cost American businesses $10 billion in 2003 alone. These costs come from lost time and productivity, additional spam-blocking equipment, and the chance that important business email could be mistaken for spam and deleted. Approximately 40 percent of all email in the United … [Read more...]

4 Things All Restaurants Need

When going out to a restaurant for dinner, as a customer you expect certain standards. You want the place to be clean, the food to be delicious and reasonably priced, and you want to receive excellent customer service. All of these things will lead to diners feeling satisfied, and hopefully happy enough to leave a glowing review. This is something that all restaurant owners want, so how can they make sure this happens in their eatery? Below are 4 things all restaurants need so they can keep up … [Read more...]

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