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Business women can mediawatch

It is Friday and every week Lisa Raftery of Ulster Bank shares the results of her media watch.

Enterprise Ireland

Apparently record women apply to Enterprise Ireland (but are not very specific on how many).

Advice for femal CEOs

Lisa identified an fantastic article that is an interview with the CEO of Popeyes (fast food chain in the US). Including some advice for the next generation of women CEOs:

“The thing I wish I had learned at a younger age is the importance of bringing your authentic self to your leadership and your workplace. Women spend a lot of years trying to figure out: What do I have to do to make these people happy? What do I have to wear? How should I talk? What behaviors are expected of me? We spend all our energy trying to give them what they want. It totally distracts us from our best selves and coming to work with something to offer. Acknowledge your talents, and as quickly as possible gain confidence in yourself, so that you can be a genuine, authentic contributor and not all that worried about what other people think”

Read the article here

Sabotage Times

The Sabotage Times (what a great title for a publication) has an interesting article on women having it all, posing some interesting questions. The link is here

EU guidelines 2020

The EU is considering policies to ensure that by 2020 40% of board members are female. Touches on statistics in USA and make a reference that companies with female board members perform better. Click here for more

Lies and statistics

Finally two reports on statistics on the gender gaps in Europe and the USA. Not a pretty picture. It going to take some doing to get to the EU 40% quota.

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