Women in Weekly round up

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This week’s round up has articles on women who have had more than one career- which provides some well placed advice if you are thinking of starting your own business! There’s also some interesting thoughts on the impact of our current culture on women.

If you are thinking of starting your own business in the near future Natalie Ekberg, Founder of Live Better coaching shares her top ten tips. Not only are they very practical, she also encourages you to think about how you can develop relevant skills and experiences in your current role. Read the tips here.

Arianna Huffington’s new book, The Third Metric had me nodding in total agreement when she likened the current culture that defines success by two metrics- money and power. I’m particularly attracted to the idea of placing such importance on wellbeing, wisdom, and most importantly to me, giving back. Read Laura’s thoughts on her book here.

Our Q&A this week is with Antoinette van Heugten, a former international trial lawyer and mother of two autistic children. Van Heugten’s first novel, Saving Max, was widely acclaimed and is a USA Today bestseller. The story follows a single mother whose teenage son has Asperger’s syndrome and becomes the primary suspect in a gruesome murder case. The book is based on her real-life experience raising autistic children. Have a read of Van Heugten’s Q&A here.

This week’s question from Co-Founder Ena is: “We were wondering, in two or three years from now, where would you like to be professionally? Have you thought about what would you need to achieve now to accomplish this? Share your thoughts with us via Facebook and Twitter.

Other articles than caught our attention this week include:

Six things shy people can teach us about success 

Meet Roma Agrawal: Structural engineer who helped design The Shard

Push To Boost Number Of Women In Boardrooms

Have you voted yet for the digital awards? 

Sheryl Sandberg speaks to a new generation of women in ‘Lean In: For Graduates

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