Career Tips for Women. Number 9

All the successful women I've worked with have shared this trait.

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Number 9 – Stay Curious and Keep Learning

However high you rise, however successful you become, stay curious and interested. Be interested in your business at all levels, in all the people involved in it. If you work in a large corporation be curious about what goes on outwith your immediate domain. The more you know about the running of your organisation the better your ideas and offerings will be. You can do this relatively easily sometimes simply by walking a message somewhere rather than using email. Picking up the phone is the next best thing. Talk to and connect with the people you interact with and find out what they bring to their job too.

One of the most successful women I worked with made regular forays to the ground floor. She’d spend a day working alongside the shop floor staff literally learning what they did and how they worked. It gave her a greater authority and helped in all areas of her decision making.

Whatever level you are in your field, stay curious and interested: we never know it all and we never stop learning.As someone who runs her own business I made a resolve to do something each year which either furthered my learning or taught me a new skill for use in the business, and by and large I’ve managed that. Interestingly though, when I was employed, I was much more dismissive of what was on offer and rarely planned my training opportunities.If you were to do one thing this month to tick the box for tip number 9 what would it be?

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Jane C Woods

Women's Personal Development Specialist - Changing People, -

Hi, I’m Jane C Woods and I have an absolute passion for helping women achieve success in their lives. Be it the glass ceiling, the crystal maze, or very personal issues, I’m all about helping women achieve to their full potential and live the way they want to without being carbon copies of men. But I’m not about putting men down in order for women to get ahead, there’s plenty of room; I just want the guys to shifty up a bit… If my face looks familiar it's because I love Psychologies magazine (I've been buying it since the very first issue, such a good resource) and it's the only place I choose to advertise my courses. I write on women’s issues on my blog,, and am regularly featured in magazines, and on radio, but I’m probably best known for RenewYou. RenewYou is my one day personal development course for women. We have an international network of experienced, specialist women licensed to deliver it and empower women across the globe. Our goal is to reach one million women. It’s a big goal but… In 2013 we started with a single RenewYou specialist, me. Now you can find a RenewYou Courses across the UK, in the USA, Canada, Greece, Bangkok, Pakistan, South Africa, Belgium, with new countries being added all the time. My dream was to create a thriving and caring business on ethical, and dare I say, feminine terms, with a real community spirit of help and encouragement. And it’s actually happening with the support, expertise, and enthusiasm of my wonderful trainers. I think, (apart from my two lovely kids, a daughter and a son) that it’s probably my proudest achievement to date. Wonderful Changing People Women: One of the joys and privileges of my work is that I’ve connected with some really inspirational and wonderful women – from politics to entertainment to academia. They include: TV presenter, house fixer and matchmaker Sarah Beeny Amazing entrepreneur Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer Outspoken and entertaining academic Mary Beard Politicians like Siobhan Benita and Natalie Bennett Ex BBC broadcaster Miriam O’Reilly who bravely took on the might of the BBC- and triumphed A very rare interview with Sarah Montague, of the influential BBC Radio 4 Today programme I hope you like the posts and I hope they are helpful. Live life to the max and never hide your light under any bushels!