Do you really think people can’t hear you?

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I often fly back and forth from Melbourne to Sydney and I am still surprised how many people have confidential conversations that everyone can hear. It is like they think they have this invisible bubble around them and it is OK to speak as loud as they want.

I actually feel some of the conversations that I have heard are business risks and could be brand damaging for the company and individuals involved. My view is that companies should speak to their staff about this behaviour and educate them that private calls should be private.

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Financial Recruitment Group (FRG) stops recruiting to focus on passion

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After 25 years of Executive Search within the Financial Services Industry, Managing Director Judith Beck has announced FRG will no longer be recruiting.

Beck said she and her team will instead be focusing all their energies on FEW and the positive progression of women. It is time to focus on what she is really passionate about, which is helping women get from A to B to achieve their goals.

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June Quarter – Financy Women’s Index

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Australian women have reason to feel more optimistic about their economic progress, but more work is needed to sustain momentum.

AMP Capital chief economist Dr Shane Oliver added that if momentum continues and we see a 10% lift in female full-time work participation rates in line with male participation rates, it could lift Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by as much as 8%. This equates to an estimated $147 billion boost to the economy.

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The Art of saying No

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Traffic LIght FEW’s very own Judith Beck shares with us the Art of saying No.
Recently at our Circles the subject of saying no came up and how to professionally say no without damaging your brand. We put the subject on our forums and members came back with several good suggestions.

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FEW and Judith Beck finalists for Women in Finance Awards

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Financial Executive Women (FEW) and Judith Beck have been shortlisted for the prestigious Women in Finance Awards, partnered by National Australia Bank.

An industry wide Female Leader and Advocacy Program covering financial services are in the running to take out one of Australia’s top industry awards.

We are proud to announce Judith Beck and FEW has been shortlisted as a finalist to win their first award in the Mentor of the Year and category Community Program of the Year category at the 2017 Women in Finance Awards.

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Don’t underestimate the difference you make

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Judith Beck shares her tips on how you can make a difference. Do you find that you want to make a difference but your mind chatter tells you, that making a difference takes time and resources and you will get to it when you actually have time? That grand gesture, developing a new product or service that will change the world or working in the charity that you have been talking about for years. Sound familiar?

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