March 8th was the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In tribute, Krishna De (@KrishnaDe on Twitter), a fellow Reach Personal Branding Strategist, has compiled a free Slideshare report, 100 Voices in Business.
Reaching out for contributions from women in business across the globe, she asked us to share our best Twitter-sized tips and advice – 140 characters or less – in several categories. Some are practical, some are inspirational, all are worth taking to heart.
It was hard to select just a few juicy tidbits, but here’s a taste.
In the category Leadership and Inspiring Your Team:
#4 by Jennifer Brennan, a Communications Executive from Ireland (@jenn_bren_ on Twitter):
Be fair, honest and helpful. Always do what you feel is right. Help others, say thank you don’t forget to pay it forward.
#9 by Heather Gorringe, Managing Director at Wiggly Wigglers in the UK (@wiggled on Twitter):
Remember – success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
#22 by Gillian Meussig, President and Co-Founder of SEOmoz.org in the U.S. (@SEOmom on Twitter):
Always remember to bring your personal values to the corporate table.
In the category Networking and Building Effective Relationships:
#28 by Toby Bloomberg, President of Divamarketing Blog in the U.S. (@tobydiva on Twitter):
The secret to building relationships with women is embarrassingly simple. Listen. Hear. Ask. Respond. Chocolate is always good too!
#32 by Megan Fitzgerald, Expat Coach at Career By Choice in Italy (@expatcoachmegan on Twitter):
Maximise enjoyment and success by using your values to guide your choice of clients, partners, projects, teams and people in your network
In the category Productivity and Time Management:
#43 by Jennifer Britton, President of Potentials Realized in Canada (@jennbritton on Twitter):
Keep your vision in front of you, your eyes on your goals. One step a day consistently over time leads to results. Celebrate often
My contribution, #47 (@MegGuiseppi on Twitter):
Resist the urge to check emails and social media first thing each day. Put in 2-3 solid hours of beneficial work before getting sucked in.
In the category Professional Development:
#68 by Joanna Penn, Author, Speaker and Blogger at The Creative Penn in Australia (@thecreativepenn on Twitter):
Identify your passion. Research how other people are making income in it. Learn fast – Try it out – Fail fast – Persist – Learn more – Share
#75 by Viveka von Rosen, CEO and Founder of Linked Into Business in the U.S. (@linkedinexpert on Twitter):
Stop playing small. No more “Little old me” syndrome. We have the tools to claim our voices and our genius. So let’s do it!
In the category Work Life Balance:
#81 by Grainne Byrne, PR Consultant at GBC PR in Ireland (@grainnebyrne on Twitter):
Worried? Ask yourself will it matter in a week, a month or a year? Only the last one needs attention
And maybe my favorite, #95 by Anette ni-Dhathlaoi, Marketing Manager at ESB in Ireland (@nettyni on Twitter):
Learn 10 different ways to say no, without ever saying ‘No’