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A collection of articles and websites that will keep our Leading Women network at the top of their career and the market. Looking at women board members, initiatives to improve talent and the differences between men and womens careers.


The Boardroom

20% of UK Boardmembers are Female

20% of UK Boardmembers are Female

Female representation on UK boards has topped 20% for the first time, raising hopes that the target of 25% can be reached without the introduction of quotas. Diageo and Capita lead the table, followed by Royal Mail and Unilever. Read more.

AGM's used to get Women on Boards

With pressure rising of FTSE 250 companies that still have no female board members to meet Lord Davies' 2015 target of having 25% of board posts taken by women. This article looks at how Lord Davies' steering group can act to meet this target. Read more.

The Value of Women in Business

Following Nigel Farage’s comments on the value of women to their employers; a number of working mothers in the City offer their response. Read more.


Networking and Social

Building Your Personal Brand Online

Online-Personal-Brand-Blog.jpgGoogled yourself recently? Top tips for building your personal online brand. Whether we like it or not, social media is here to stay and you need to be in control of your on line persona. From owning your name to dodgy photos, check out Hays top tips. Read more.

Women Networking with Golf

Women Networking with Golf

The UK is lagging behind its European neighbours when it comes to women participating in golf. However, Hays is playing it’s part through the success of our Golf for the Girls programme in the City of London. Read more.

Women in the Boardroom

London Loves Business explore how women are swinging their way into the boardroom. Read Now

Being Connected

Frost Magazine speak to founder, Vanessa Vallely, the most connected woman in the city. Read Here


Personal Development

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg gives her view on the lack of female leaders in this TED talk. She encourages women to ‘sit at the table’ and talk up our achievements and ability and to tell our own stories. She also makes important points around partnership at home and not ‘leaning out’ too early once children and motherhood are on the horizon….. Read more.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

US academic Amy Cuddy shares her secrets on body language and non verbal communication. We learn that when we feel powerful we make ourselves ‘big’, but – can we fake it until we make it? Read more.

Olympic Mentoring

Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott talks about the importance of mentoring, and how it lead her on the path for gold. Interaction with senior leaders can have the same effect in business. Read more.

Womens Career Progression

Davos Gender Inequality

Leading figures in the Australian finance sector are urging fellow business leaders to challenge cultural conditions that prevent female promotion in the industry. Read more.

Why do Careers stall at 30?

Major survey plans to study why women's careers stall in their 30s. Read Here