How to develop a business growth strategy

Transforming a business, and the people –  from the way they do things and always have, isn’t easy and there’s no list to follow.

I started out talking to people at the company, whether it was the business I work for, or at the non profit I volunteer for. Both were the same, some eager for change and plenty of ideas to carry through, but not the mechanisms or the culture to move forward to enable this. Bit like swimming through soup. Continue reading “How to develop a business growth strategy”

A bit of ‘NetHope’ for women in IT, in the developing world

I was on NetHope’s web site reading about their latest work and came across this great new initiative that NetHopeAnita Borg Institute and Accenture have joined forces to create.

It is all about connecting women with other women through IT who work in IT, from the ‘Western world’ to the ‘Developing world’.  Love it, and I have registered my interest in becoming a mentor.

As I progressed through my IT career, I didn’t do it without the support of others around me and strong mentors.

Unfortunately or well fortunately, as my personal career mentors have been fantastic and still are, most of them have been male. It’s a male dominated industry, IT! But on the occasion a female role model came along, I would take up the chance to discuss and pick their brains on how they got to where they were and how they did it.

Continue reading “A bit of ‘NetHope’ for women in IT, in the developing world”