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Success tips, empowering ideas and a dose of reality from the ambitious women who have to lead the way.  At Empowering Ambitious Women we are dedicated to sharing the authentic stories of extraordinary ambitious women, their insights and ups, and downs on their journey toward success.

What Leadership Has To Do With A Fish In A Glass Bowl

What Leadership Has To Do With A Fish In A Glass Bowl

What leadership has to do with a fish in a glass bowl and how to be the best fish possible! Unless you work on your own, hidden away in a room without any contact at all with the outside world, you are ‘on show’. You are like a fish in a glass bowl, being observed …

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ambitious female in male-dominated industries

Tips to succeed as an ambitious female in male dominated industries

Are you an ambitious female in male-dominated industries? In many industries, men outnumber women in the workplace which can often make it difficult for women to stand out and be noticed. While this type of environment is not ideal for a woman to rise to the upper echelons of management, there are certain strategies which …

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The Glass Ceiling & The Sticky Floor

The Glass Ceiling and the Sticky Floor

No matter where you are in the world, it seems women have a tough time climbing the ranks in management. There are barriers in front of them from the moment they enter such a role. Some of the barriers are “historical,” having been part of the way companies operate since they began. Others are more …

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Gender diversity

Why it’s Time to Stop Talking and Take Action on Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Women in the workforce today often still face the challenge of gender equality. Whether it is having to work harder than our male colleagues to climb the corporate ladder, or generally just making more noise to be noticed. We all know a female friend or three who still falls victim to the inequality of gender …

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6 Do's and Don’ts for Developing Leadership For The Future

6 Do’s and Don’ts for Developing Leadership For The Future

Most of us don’t wake up each morning with the firm decision to be less than our absolute best as a leader. We all strive to be the best leader that we can be and impact those around us in a way that allows them to be the best they can be. Until recently, being …

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5 tips to on how to be an effective feminine leader

5 tips to on how to be an effective feminine leader

5 tips to on how to be an effective feminine leader There is much evidence to suggest that having women in senior leadership roles actually equates to a better performing bottom line which highlights that being a woman and utilising inherently feminine traits to lead our teams is an effective and profitable leadership strategy. When …

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How you can use guest blogging to lift your profile

How you can use guest blogging to lift your profile

Guest blogging can build brand awareness and increase credibility for you and your business. It can also help to reach a highly engaged audience with your message and build third-party endorsed credibility. In this article, you’ll learn how you can use guest blogging to lift your profile Not only is blogging an efficient and cost-effective …

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Ambition is not a dirty word

Ambition is not a dirty word

Ambition is not a dirty word, and here is why. Ambition for a lot of women in business is still a dirty word. They see going after a dream or striving for success and fulfilment as a thing of selfishness. Women are not making the money they deserve or achieving their ultimate goals through lack …

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Why being your own biggest advocate is key to success

Why being your own biggest advocate is key to success

One of my most vivid memories was from when I was 16 years of age. My mother, believing that education was wasted on girls, marched herself down to the high school I attended and attempted to yank me out of my classroom, humiliating me in front of all my classmates.  The best path for me …

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Gender Equality: Are Boards Still Missing the Point?

Gender Equality: Are Boards Still Missing the Point? In 2017 there has been some noticeable progress in gender equality in Australia, with our Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) releasing figures showing the gap in pay rates narrowing to 22.4%. That’s great news. The report also shows Australian businesses have recognised the need for gender equity, …

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On Purpose - all year

On Purpose – all year

It is true the start of a New Year gives us a reason to press a giant restart button. We set our new yearly intention, create goals that excite us and step into a new us. Traditionally called ‘New Years Resolutions’. We create them on December 31 and then by January 4 we have forgotten …

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What makes her so successful - Empowering Ambitious Women

What Makes Her So Successful?

What is it that makes her so successful?  They’re making their mark.  They’re getting results.  They’re highly skilled and passionate about their work… As more and more women rise in the ranks of the business world, it is becoming increasingly known that successful female leaders possess a few common traits which mark them out as …

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