Women and Equalities Committee launches a full inquiry on Sexual harassment in the workplace and is now inviting submissions of written evidence. Following the one-off evidence session of 31 January on Sexual harassment in the workplace The Women and Equalities Committee is launching an inquiry to consider in more depth some of the issues […]
about project diamond – bringing brilliance to business
WiC first launched Project Diamond – bringing brilliance to business in 2013 to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Diamonds are just rough rocks until they are cut, polished and put in the right setting when they stand out, become valued and valuable.
When developing Project Diamond, we interviewed successful business women and identified the following 5 Factors that influenced women’s success.
- The importance of taking risks
- Why women underestimate their achievements and undersell themselves
- Why being ambitious and competitive will help you be the best
- How to influence both men and women and get a mentor and sponsor
- The value of being flexible, gaining broad professional experience and being motivated by change.
We’re now bringing Project Diamond online with a range of products and services to ensure that women bring brilliance to business.
Please explore and let us know if there’s anything we can do to help your career or your business.
WiC award winners have emphasised how much risk-taking is important to their sucess; we learn by our mistakes. We understand that women’s reticence to taking a risk is partly in-born, but you can learn the courage to take more risks.
RECOGNISE and accept that taking a risky option may make you feel stressed and anxious.
UNDERSTAND that taking risks will help you stand out from the crowd. This is a tactic men naturally use to get ahead.
ASK directly for challenging assignments and don’t be shy about explianing why you deserve the opportunity. You don’t need to justify with a long list; doing so will weaken your case.
LEARN not to take rejection or failure personally; men don’t and see it as a sign of weaness in those who do.