Leadership and career advancement resources for women

Three signs you lack confidence and what to do about it

By Vicki Bradley | May 15, 2020

Confidence. We all want it and many of us let a lack of confidence in certain areas debilitate us. Let’s stop that! Today, I want to talk about three common signs of lacking confidence, how to address each one and how to use the confidence you have in one area of your life to bolster…

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How to get your company to pay for professional development, including the WIL Empowered program

By Vicki Bradley | April 17, 2020

The traditional approach to professional development is company driven. This is where—if you’re lucky—your boss sits down with you and asks what you’d like to develop further. However, to gain the skills you need to accomplish your career goals, I recommend avoiding the traditional approach and taking the lead yourself. Today, I want to talk…

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Five soft skills every leader needs to develop

By Vicki Bradley | April 17, 2020

It’s uncommon to learn soft skills in school so when we enter the workplace, we learn by trial and error. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a good boss or mentor who shows you the ropes and gives you opportunities to hone your soft skills. And, as anyone with a nightmare boss story can tell you,…

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How will this program help me?

By Robyn Holloway | April 15, 2020

Perhaps you found us through our social media. Maybe you came across our website. Or a friend shared about their experience in our program. And it has you wondering, what will this program do for me? How will it help me? Skills development I would like to start by sharing some of the core aspects…

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How women can communicate effectively in the boardroom and beyond

By Vicki Bradley | March 25, 2020

In 2016, StatsCan reported that women held 19.4% of the positions on boards of directors across public, private and governmental organizations in Canada.[1] Though the diversity and inclusion movement is gaining steam, it’s still safe to say that effective communication skills are essential for women who work in this professional and typically male-dominated environment. Today,…

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The number one reason you’re not taking action and what you can do about it

By Vicki Bradley | March 18, 2020

Fear is normal and something we all experience, but if we don’t stand up to fearful thoughts on repeat, we become paralyzed by fear. In this article, I want to talk about what fear is, why it stops us from taking action—especially at work—and how to flip fear on its head so we can move…

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The importance of developing deep connections

By Vicki Bradley | February 19, 2020

Developing deep connections goes beyond adding thousands of people to your network and pushing your business cards into the hands of strangers. Deep connections are the lifeblood of business and make work satisfying. In this post, I will discuss how to develop deep connections in your professional and personal network and what benefits you can…

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Sponsors and mentors: Why striving women need both

By Vicki Bradley | February 19, 2020

Sponsorship and mentorship are essential for personal and professional growth because nobody can reach their dreams alone. As women, we tend to not ask for what we need and I’m here to help you get into the habit of asking. I want to talk to you about the difference between sponsoring and mentoring, how to…

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The Power of an Online Community

By Robyn Holloway | January 17, 2020

Here at Women in Leadership Empowered, we recently held our advanced seminar titled Networking: Love it or Hate it. As part of the training, we had attendees participate in two breakout sessions where they worked with three to four other women each time. We had great attendance and feedback over the two sessions that we…

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How leaders can set expectations without disappointment or guilt

By Vicki Bradley | September 4, 2019

To have positive relationships with people at work and home, it’s important to set clear expectations. Except many of us get in trouble with this concept because we confuse expectations with unrealistic expectations—and we often don’t even realize it. Today, I want to tell you about why expectations often lead to disappointment and how leaders…

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