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Are you the mentor I’m looking for?

When I read Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In, one of the areas that most stuck out for me was her discussion around mentoring. She talks in detail how important mentoring is and how challenging it is for many women to find mentors. Interestingly, one of the things that she is most criticised for in her book is how elitist she is because she had a…
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Maggie Semple: Dancer, Teacher, Inspiration

When I arranged to interview Maggie Semple, I had no idea what a force of nature she was.  She is frequently described as formidable, but I also found her style to be extremely gentle and gracious.  There is no way that she could have achieved all that she has without being formidable, but I love that she has not lost her feminine energy along the…
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The quick start guide to making multimedia products

One of the great challenges as a small business owner is "How can I make more money, help more people, expand my offerings when I am only one person?"  At Women Unlimited we made the decision late last year to move most of our courses into a format that can be delivered online.  It was quite scary in many ways to stop delivering our face to face…
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How to make the perfect sale

My husband and I have recently been in the market for a new bathroom.  The back story is, that last year we moved into a beautiful new house, and immediately discovered that the previous occupants had lived there for 9 years without a shower (how does anyone do that?!?!)  No problem we thought, we'll just get a plumber in, tile up the wall and put…
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