Leadership and career advancement resources for women

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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WIL Empowered: The story of the women in leadership community

By Vicki Bradley | August 29, 2019

Let me share with you what WIL Empowered is, how it came about and why I’m so passionate about helping women get the skills and confidence they need to be their authentic selves in their many leadership roles in life. WIL Empowered: The origin story Let me back up a few decades. I spent 30+…

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The importance of being authentically you

By Vicki Bradley | August 22, 2019

Being your true self is important at home and at work but sometimes it’s difficult to truly embrace what that means. Today we’ll talk about how to show up as your authentic self in your personal and professional lives. Over the long-term, you can’t be who you’re not. Sure, you can pretend for a while…

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How to be successful at business networking

By Vicki Bradley | June 17, 2019

Whether you know me a little or a lot, you’ll know I love networking! Networking has helped me build my career and support other people’s career goals for over 30 years. Today, I want to talk about the benefits of networking and how to feel good about networking, instead of uncomfortable. What is business networking?…

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Why building trust is essential for leaders

By Vicki Bradley | April 30, 2019

Trust is extremely important because being trusting and trustworthy helps you build meaningful relationships and perform better at work (and home). Today, I want to talk about what trust is, what happens with and without it and how to increase the amount of trust in your business (and life). What is trust? The dictionary says…

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