To torture the Monday to Friday workers, the scorching hot weather has come to an end, only to be replaced by thunder and rain. Now, you might be thinking, what’s all this talk about weather, well small talk makes people feel more comfortable as if you didn’t know. The Harvard Business Review interviewed 163 ambitious and nervous master’s students, testing to see how the initial small talk or rapport building before job interviews affects the impressions made on interviewers.
Nisha Dua, a partner at BBG Ventures is passionate about ensuring young girls find the motivation to go out there and achieve great things. The venture capital fund has organised #BuiltByGirls Challenge; a competition that sees girls aged 15 to 17 trying to tackle real problems like campus rape and food waste. “I really believe that you can only be what you can see,” Dua says as she mentors young girls. Read it in Fortune
Corrie Conrad had a similar idea. The head of social impact and sustainability at Sephora, the US make-up retailer, launched their Accelerator programme with a week-long bootcamp for eight female start-up founders, mentored and supported by senior figures from Sephora.
We believe finding a mentor is important. So we’ll be getting our tickets for Management Today’s Inspiring Women in Business Conference soon. Watch this space.