International Business Women's Group


The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

Managing Time & Priorities

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Community Services/Important Information

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We now have mums AND dads who stay at home, mums and dads telecommuting, people juggling toddlers and many managing or mismanaging aged parents.

There are Gen Ys bed-hopping back to their parents, Gen X-ers considering the Baby Boomers as selfish, slow and time wasters – and some 70s-80s returning to the workforce.  Nothing seems predictable or under control.

Societies everywhere are undergoing enormous shifts in attitude, composition and behaviour.  With globalisation of the marketplace, population and demographic shifts, a huge amount of accessible information to sift through every 24 hours, we can only expect this volatility to be reflected in the workplace.  Some people like it this way and are seizing on the opportunities it presents.  Others feel besieged and threatened.  There will inevitably be consequences for people's actions and reactions, so it's in everyone's interests to look at where these trends are heading.

Employment in today's world is chaotic, where almost everything and anything goes, and the old rules don't always apply.  It's a little anarchic infact; no wonder people feel insecure.

How can managers glide in their role without stumbling and crumbling?

By setting up some sensible but flexible rules of thumb that don't impact on company bottom lines, but take into account people's increasingly multi-faceted realities.

For example:

§        Employee wellbeing contributes immeasurably to their output, and by showing you care and demonstrating this belief, you will have workers who are more loyal, contented and collaborative.

§        Forget the notion of a fixed 9-5 (or 8-6 or 7-7) "office day" and instead set KPIs and targets that can be delivered on a timely project by project basis, rather than killing productivity by demanding that you see bottoms on seats at all hours.

§        Consider job-sharing between equally valuable employees with different needs and timetables. Can you manage this equitably so that no resentment builds, by ensuring open lines of communication and thoughtful modes of feedback?

§        Are you willing to reward innovation and solutions to workflow and output dilemmas?  If you're prepared to discuss this honestly and fairly, you may be agreeably surprised at what people will come up with.

What can employees do to manage themselves and their work effectively?

Your life is your own, but those that pay you are within their rights to expect top-notch delivery.  Reassure them that you have this well in hand, and speak up if things are proving difficult.  It's in your interests to work collaboratively, to have good ideas about tricky or complex situations and to broach suggestions with tact and sensitivity.

Take responsibility for your private life – don't assume that others will always pick up the tab.  In situations where you make the decision to have children, discuss how work and home life can be feasibly managed, particularly if you have to work (in today's economy, many people do not have a choice).



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Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
25/08/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

The Importance of Work

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Community Services/Important Information

Message

If work is so important in people’s lives, why do we put so much effort into demonising it?  It is our work that gives us the sense of connection to others, even if we do not know individuals at all, but we do know and frequently admired their work.

While romantics will bang on ad nauseam about love being the glue that holds us together, they forget that it is work that connects us with others. And when that work is done with love, done with devotion to precision, execution and consideration, work becomes a profound offering of respect and acknowledgement of others.  Work connects us powerfully with others and society.

Work is also the most potent way for the majority of us to meet our financial obligations.  We can become so obsessed with the narratives of envy regarding the rich and famous that while money may buy one a fancier car, or a bigger house, it also buys a bigger class of financial headache. We may stress about making the minimum payments, but when those minimum credit payments amount to millions, a bigger pay check can just mean bigger financial headaches.

Work is generally the only place we get the opportunity to express our talents, to stretch, challenge, add to them and practice them.  It is a potent way of exploring our capabilities, seeing just how good we can be. Through that process we learn more about ourselves and the world, and can feel better about ourselves. We can gain tremendous satisfaction from a job well done, a challenge overcome, and a sense of community having worked and co-operated with a team to achieve an outcome. It makes us feel a part of something. It helps us meet fundamental psychological needs of connection, courage and co-operation, and supports a sense of identity and community.

Yet despite this, we continue to see work as toxic, something to be avoided, a means to an end and no more. How have we arrived at a position where we can uncritically assume it is better for an injured worker to sit on a sofa watching daytime TV, and telling them they are not fit to work?

How can we condone encouraging people to believe they have no more to offer, and disconnecting them from potent sources of social support and reward?  We need to focus on what we are capable of doing, not what we cannot do.



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Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
24/08/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

Getting Things Done - David Allen

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Seminar/Conference/Exhibition/Workshop

Message
This is the system that was demonstrated by our June speaker, Nanette Fairley, in her after lunch explanation of how she manages her extraordinarily busy schedule.
The IBWG is very keen to introduce Getting Things Done ® to our Members as an outstanding organisational method.  To this end we are pleased to advise an early bird offer for our Members to attend the first ever Seminar/Workshop to be held by David Allen here in Dubai on 29th October 2014.
 
Please see the additional information attached and when making your booking mention that you are an IBWG Member.  I would like to think that we all recognise the need for more organisation in our lives, both business and personal, and David Allen can definitely show you the way.


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DA Flyer.pdf

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Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
10/08/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

The Importance Of Defining Your Target Market

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

Message

 

Many new business owners resist the idea of defining a target market because they want to be able to “sell to everyone" - See the attached for some important advice on starting out in the market.



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Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
08/08/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Management Masterclass for Women in Business

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Seminar/Conference/Exhibition/Workshop

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Good Day!!!!

I Hope this email finds you good in Health and Business.

Please find the agenda (PDF attachment) for our upcoming "Women in Leadership -  A Management Masterclass for Women in Business" Training program from 9th, 10th & 11th of September 2014, Dubai, UAE.

I have invited Ms. Christina Ioannidis, CEO of Aquitude as trainer for this training program who is a co-author of Your Loss: How to Win Back your Female Talent, featured in the UK’s Lord Davies Report on “Women in the Boardroom” and the BBC2 documentary “Women at the Top”. She has been invited to comment on Emirates News – Dubai One TV, DubaiOne Radio, Bloomberg TV, Sky News, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Marie Claire, to name but a few.

Topics :

*    The Female Perspective in Business
*    Your Authentic Leadership Style
*    Being Politically Savvy
*    Effective Team Management
*    Talent and Innovation Management
*    Innovation: the key to competitive success
*    Hands-on Case Study

Please be informed that the regular investment for attending the event is 2799 USD per delegate for all 3 Days of the training program.

Please feel free to forward the agenda to your colleagues.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Best Regards,
Roger Black
Executive Director
Wisdom Leaders Management Services Pvt Ltd
Bangalore - 560075  India
Mobile - 0091 988 625 5932
Email – roger.black@wisdomleaders.in
Web - http://wisdomleaders.in/


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WiL 2014 Agenda.pdf

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Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
05/08/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

Cartier Women’s Initiative 2014 finalists

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Announcement/IBWG Events

Message

 

We are pleased to share with you the announcement of the Cartier Women’s Initiative 2014 finalists.

The finalists represent over 15 different countries and a wide range of industries: from high technology to healthcare, education, fashion and protection of the environment. Furthermore, we received an overwhelming amount of applications, surpassing all of our records!

This year’s event promises to shed light on impressive new businesses that have created ethical, sustainable and scalable solutions to pressing social challenges. We particularly want to thank you for your support of this impactful initiative and invite you to take a more in-depth look at their profiles on our website or at the press release attached to this email.

Please feel free to contact us should you need any additional information.

Kind regards,

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Team

CARTIER INTERNATIONAL

Tel : +33 (0) 1 58 18 10 33  - Fax +33 (0) 1 58 18 10 01

33 rue Boissy d'Anglas 75008 - Paris, France

www.cartierwomensinitiative.com



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Cartier-2014_BD.PDF

Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
04/08/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

The Arab Women Leaders in Leadership & Business Summit

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Seminar/Conference/Exhibition/Workshop

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Dear Ms. Sue-Sharyn Ward,

Greetings and I hope this email finds you well.

We at M.I.C.E Quotient are currently working on developing “The Arab Women Leaders in Leadership & Business Summit” scheduled for the 22nd – 23rd September 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Arab Women in Leadership & Business Summit aims at inspiring women to seek their highest level of professional development by providing them with information, strategies, insights and perspectives on leadership training and development. The Summit would also be a platform for current The Arab Women Leaders to meet, explore, discuss and share the efforts needed from the perspective of policy and human resources to encourage leadership development, with the attendees.

Based on the market feedback thus far and registrations coming in everyday we expect a footfall of more than 200 delegates which would include a mix of intermediate level professionals across industries to women business and Government leaders from throughout the region.

Some of our speakers that attendees will meet include Princess Alia Al Senussi of The Global Heritage Fund;  Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Matar, MD Chairman & Founder of The UAE Genetic Diseases Association;  Her Excellency Rabiha Diab, Minister of Women‘s Affairs – Palestine;  Ms. Aida Araissi President Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce;  Ms. Anisa Al Sharif, The Director for Policy and Strategy- The Executive Council, Government of Dubai and Dr Nahla Nasser Al-anbar, Private Executive Assistant to His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia and Ms. Almas Jiwani, President, UN Women Canada

The event is also officially supported and endorsed by The Dubai Chamber’s;  The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), The US Arab Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and The Kuwait Chamber of Commerce.  We also have complimentary gift bags and mini break out relaxing sessions courtesy of The Nail Spa and Marquee for our delegates to unwind to.

You can visit the full list of speakers and the Summit webpage at this link.  You can also download the agenda/brochure for the Summit by clicking here.

I wanted to connect with you to invite you, your female colleagues and aspiring women leaders from IBWG to register and attend the Summit. The Summit would be a great platform for you and your colleagues to meet and network and learn from some of the pioneering women leaders in business and Government from across the region. The Summit would also be a great platform to showcase your products and services before the 150+ decision makers and women professionals who would be attending the Summit, thus helping you advance your business objectives in the region.

I would welcome your thoughts and feedback on the agenda and the Summit as a whole. I would also appreciate it if you could share this message internally within your organization. I would be more than happy to help you and your colleagues with the registration process once you confirm your interest in attending.

I look forward to your reply and participation from Productivity Solutions.

Warm Regards,

Adam Simpson

 

Marketing Executive,

M.I.C.E Quotient Pvt. Ltd.

GSM: +91 9822311168

Office: + 91 20 64787980

Fax:    +91 80 66885734



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
03/08/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

Influencial Women in Business

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

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Peter Strong - chief executive of the Australian Council of Small Business

While big business often struggles to get women on board in positions of power, the small business sector brims with the skills and energy of female entrepreneurs.

We hear a lot about women not being in positions with influence and power. We know we need diversity on boards and across leading management positions in industry if we are to access the skills, experience, knowledge, passion, energy and attitude of everyone in our business community.  Yet in the world of small business we do have women in important jobs and this should be recognised.

As the chief executive of the Council of Small Business, when I need to talk to someone about policy or process or some issue of the day, I have a group of advisers that I consult.  Included in this group are people with the experience, knowledge, skills and attitude that I value. 

We don’t always agree but that is the important part of the consultation – discussion informs policy while constant agreement creates hubris and inhibits growth and innovation. Myadvisers come from most sectors, including retail, transport, finance, the service sector, and small business support agencies.

So who are the women I consult? My advisers may head up organisations with over 80,000 members; they influence health, property and real estate, regional issues, finance and skills, organisational capacity and attitude development for workforces of the largest businesses and government agencies. I consult these people not just on women’s issues, although I might do from time to time. I consult them on issues to do with policy, process, politics and innovation.

They may not be chief executives of large private sector corporations but they are involved in powerhouse organisations that add to the wealth and health of Australia; more power to them and women like them and I hope they get the recognition they have earned.

See the attached list of Australia's Seven Most Influencial Women in Small Business in Australia

If you want a worthwhile opinion or the facts, find these women – and other women and men like them – in associations that support small business.



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
02/07/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Wake Up from your Mobile Email Nightmare!

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News Item Of Interest or New Service

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Hello Sue-Sharyn Ward

CIO's have a recurring nightmare: their entire organization is in a panic trying to access email on iPhones, iPads, Android and Windows phones and tablets... so many mobile devices!

Sales people are screaming at you to load their emails faster, putting on more pressure; but you are stuck with what you have. They keep trying to summon magic that will push their emails as they come in, or at least tell them if their email failed due to a network outage or mailbox limitations.

Your executives are trying to schedule meetings on the road. How do you explain to them that with native clients, they don’t have the ability to see attendee “free/busy” information on their mobile devices?

Apparently it’s much easier to send files by carrier pigeon than sending them using a mobile device.
You're frantically trying to explain that sending attachments from a file system, or the Cloud, wasn’t even a consideration when you deployed your email system.

This FREE paper explains how Citrix WorxMail can help you wake up from your mobile email nightmare and into a new way of working.



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
24/06/2014

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Email
susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

The IBWG Committee reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity. Members should be aware that the Committee accepts no responsibility for any offers or special events or the accuracy of information therein.

Rostamani International Exchange

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Community Services/Important Information

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Benefits of using ARIE over Banks

Dear  Sue-Sharyn

We at Al Rostamani International Exchange are pleased to offer "Saving While Remitting" for your FOREIGN EXCHANGE NEEDS. This personalized solution of ours will help turn your finance department into profit centers.

We offer a wide range of Foreign Exchange products which includes:  

  • Exchange of all convertible and exotic Foreign Currencies    

  • Multi-Currency Funds Transfers to over 100 countries (TT) 

  • Demand Drafts in over 40 currencies 

  • INWARD payment 

  • Authorized WPS Agent 

 

 For more details / clarifications please contact  Nikhil / Nixon on our Toll Free No. 8004250




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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/04/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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UK-Dubai Business Centre accepting applications

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Community Services/Important Information

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Helping UK companies into the Dubai & Abu Dhabi markets.

I am very pleased to advise that we've taken a big step forward in Dubai with the finalisation of the model, costs and structure for the business centre and we are now accepting applications from British SMEs.

UK firms will be incubated with us for up to 12 months whilst they develop their long-term commercial & corporate plans in the region. During this time, they will have their own trade licence and be able to transact & contract under a unique structure we have developed with Dubai Government specifically for this initiative.

Anyone wanting to apply or find out more should contact bbcadmin@bbgdxb.com.

CEO at British Business Centres UAE:



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
17/04/2014

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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BUPA Medical Plan for IBWG Members

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Beauty & Health

Message

Over 10 years ago IBWG negotiated an International Medical Insurance Group Plan for Paid Up Members & families with BUPA International. This Plan has gone from strength to strength with a solid core group of members and may even cover your employees, but conditions apply.

 

There are 3 levels of cover available to suit the member & all include full reimbursement of local road ambulance & in-patient treatment costs at a hospital of your choice (including American hospital) & 28 days USAcover for emergency treatment if travelling in the USA.

 

All BUPA International schemes offer worldwide coverage whether on an elective or an emergency basis & BUPA International also offer ‘Guaranteed Renewability’ - no matter how sick you have been or how high your claims BUPA will renew your insurance annually, for life, without directly penalizing you or your family members.

 

For a quotation or more information please contact Sue-Sharyn Ward who is responsible for managing the BUPA Program on email: susharyn@ibwgdubai.com



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
10/03/2013

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971 50 6578445

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com