The Sisterhood Code

Thank you to Amanda who runs The Career Mum for her words on The Sisterhood Code:

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Over the last twenty years of my career, 90% of women have been supportive. However when you come across one that isn’t, I’m doubly offended. So, here are my thoughts on the sisterhood code in business:

  • Champion the women in your network, help them celebrate their successes, recognise them and help to share their news. 
  • Never EVER claim someone else’s work as your own. You will eventually get caught out. 
  • If someone helps you out, don’t always take - consider how you can give back.
  • Also - pay it forward. If you’ve had a helping hand, help the next person.....
  • Don’t forget to give people opportunities to shine, especially if you have exposure that they may not. Share it around. 
  • Have empathy -if people are behaving out of character, talk to them, try to understand what’s going on and try to help them.  

If you've got thoughts on what else you think could be added, comment below!  We'd love to hear from you.  

Originally written for The Career Mum.