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Speak Up – Radio 4

Speak Up -The BBC Radio 4 programme with Mary Ann Sieghart aired recently and I was so pleased to be part of this, alongside some high profile professors and lecturers, including the legendary linguist Professor Deborah Cameron. They shared the incontrovertible research, data and evidence that women struggle to speak and be heard in public. […]

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She Said audio book launch date!

Patricia’s been working hard on the audio version of She Said and we’re excited to announce that it will be available from April 28th on Amazon!  Perfect listening for long summer walks.

Communication, public speaking, women, women being heard, women speaking,
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Women, Sales and the glass ceiling

The views of women in sales are simply not being heard enough. In order to be most competitive, women’s views must be heard and must be encouraged to break through that glass ceiling. In this ISM article, Patricia explores why, if at entry level, there is a 50:50 split in women joining the workforce, is […]

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Why do women struggle with speaking up?

If you struggle with speaking up in meetings, video calls or groups, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why?  Patricia’s article offers some answers to those questions and gives some top tips on how to get your voice heard. Tips to speaking up more in meetings

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Hints from Handforth

Lessons for women and speaking from the Parish Council How enthralled have we all been this week by the goings on of a small parish council in somewhere we’ve never heard of!  It was compelling viewing. Who needs Corrie? as Sir Chris Hoy tweeted. The colourful characters, The anger, The Drama!  Forget the millennials, the […]

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The ‘likeability paradox’ – why is it so difficult for female leaders to be both liked and respected?

When we are asked to think of words that would usually be associated with Leadership and Management, the list will often include: strong, powerful, decisive, determined, assertive, aggressive, forceful, competitive, visionary, inspiring, winner, brave and so on. What about words describing male characteristics? Strong, decisive, determined, assertive, aggressive, competitive, winner, brave, bold? The paradigms of […]

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Zoom meetings – a mixed blessing!

Zoom meetings (other platforms are also available!) can be a mixed blessing…In our latest article, we discuss you can turn it to your advantage and make sure you are heard? https://wearethecity.com

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Be prepared to be a “Difficult Woman”

This is such a good article from CEO Today, explaining why you need to get yourself heard! Be Prepared to Be a ‘Difficult Woman’ and Make Yourself Heard in the Boardroom

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Confidence & ability: Why women have a disconnect and why it matters!

“There is a disconnect between women’s confidence in their skills and abilities (which is often high) and their confidence in their ability to navigate the system to achieve the recognition and advancement they feel they deserve. Self-advocacy is a big part of this, and it is identified by many women in the study as the […]

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She Said! on Radio Verulam

Click below to listen again to Patricia and Kerry chatting about SheSaid! and the importance of women speaking up and being heard, on Kerry’s breakfast show on Radio Verulam.

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Presenting - why you need to give it more time and attention!

Speak Up – Radio 4

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Speak Up – Radio 4

Speak Up – Radio 4

Speak Up -The BBC Radio 4 programme with Mary Ann Sieghart aired recently and I was...

9 Aug 2021
Strong OR Compassionate – the binary choice for leadership?

Strong OR Compassionate – the binary choice for leadership?

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive or assertive...

10 Jun 2021