15 posts categorised "Women mentors"

31 May 2011

Weißwurst and Karma

Bonjour, Today’s guest blog comes from Arundhati Pandeya, a Consultant in PwC’s Munich, Germany office. She called me a few months ago when she had just started her career with PwC and was relatively newly graduated. We discussed her new joiner and multi-cultural experiences in Munich (one of my favourite...

18 May 2011

The whole world is watching you

Bonjour, I’ve just returned from facilitating PwC’s “Emerging Arab Women Leaders – the voice of the future” Forum, held in conjunction with The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) in London. Both events sought to ensure that younger generations of women in the Arab world succeed – the audience was largely...

10 May 2011

Who’s your sponsor?

Bonjour, I’ve just returned from San Francisco where my colleague Monica Banting (PwC Canada’s Women in Leadership Manager) and I participated in the Boston College Global Workforce Roundtable annual meeting. We saw hot-off-the-press research from around the globe, as well as leader perspectives on talent and diversity from Sodexo, Intel,...

17 March 2011

Making it happen - an EPIC journey

Bonjour, This week I’ve asked Erica Goldsmith of PwC UK to share how her recent international assignment enhanced her personal and professional life. I was inspired by Erica’s candour and insight – and having been on an international assignment, could relate to what she had to say about the dream...

15 February 2011

Leadership…twenty-first century style

Bonjour from Brussels! One of the perks of my job is meeting a lot of talented people from all over the world. Alexandra Moraru, is PwC’s AIESEC Coordinator and sits in our Brussels office. AIESEC is present in over 107 territories with over 50,000 members. It is the world’s largest...

18 June 2010

Live your best life

Bonjour all, Vous allez bien? I know summer has officially arrived in Belgium as I only had to wear a light trench coat yesterday. Below are a few nuggets I gleaned from Oprah’s Live Your Best Life Weekend, which took place in New York City recently. I’ve tried to cull...

15 April 2010

Do women’s networks speak to younger women?

Bonjour all! As mentioned in last week’s blog, I first connected with today’s guest writer, Dr. Elisabeth Kelan on LinkedIn due to our shared groups on the site and mutual interest in gender diversity. I then saw her speak at the World Diversity Leadership Summit in Vienna on a panel...

01 December 2009

From Australia to Chad…on moments that take your breath away

Hello again. This week I’ve asked a colleague based in Australia – Kathryn Wightman-Beaven – to guest blog. I speak with Kathryn regularly as part of our efforts to both formally and informally connect PwC’s diversity and inclusion efforts with our corporate responsibility work. I’ve never felt more proud to...

26 October 2009

“Men love war and women love warriors”…and other dead clichés

“Men love war and women love warriors,” quoted Gassan Salamé, Professor of International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in France at last week’s Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. Needless to say, this got QUITE a reaction from the audience; of course the reading of the quote was...

26 June 2009

The power of connections

Hello again. Following on from my recent thoughts on networking, I’ve also been thinking about how powerful it can be to keep an open mind and have an inquisitive spirit when you’re out and about and meet new people. In the last few weeks and months, the following chain of...

29 January 2009

On changes in South Africa

Hello again. I’m heading away on holiday tomorrow, and I have already packed a hefty suitcase of reading material and several very large bottles of SPF 50 sun-cream. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks’ time but, in the interim, here’s a guest blog entry from my South African...

06 January 2009

Update – on using “My Mentor” in Bangalore

Hello again and Happy New Year. Let’s start off 2009 on the Gender Agenda by sharing some great news from India. I mentioned last year that a lady called Rashmi Seth had won a copy of Maureen Frank’s “My Mentor” toolkit at the prize draw in Bangalore when we launched...

04 December 2008

Guest blog: what the Obama victory may mean for diversity in corporate America

Hello again. Our latest guest blog entry comes this week from New York based Simi Sanni Nwogugu, an executive coach with her own diversity consulting firm that helps clients retain and advance women. Simi is a good friend of PwC in the US, where she co-ordinates the coaching programme for...

10 November 2008

On being wrong!

It’s rare for my first words upon waking to be: “Who won?” It’s even rarer for me to say, publicly, that I am delighted to be wrong. But both instances occurred on Wednesday 5th November 2008, when I awoke to discover that Barack Obama had won the US election –...

21 May 2008

Aussie rules

Hello again I had a very relaxing few days off work last week, and caught up with my reading (see below for a book recommendation!), also enjoying some spring sunshine in the English countryside. While I was away, my wonderful on-line colleagues updated the main www.pwc.com/women website with the details...