Having someone who you can bounce ideas off of, and someone who can give you feedback and insight from experience is important. Both men and women have a role to play as mentors and sponsors.
The personal anecdotes in our session were both frustrating and inspiring but, above all, showed how far we still have to go in demanding gender equality.
I firmly believe that women possess a wonderful ability to get things done, which is why the theme of this year's International Women's Day - 'Make It Happen' - feels so fitting. I set up my Foundation for Women in 2008, with a focus on empowering women in developing and emerging economies to create and grow their own businesses. I settled on this particular issue because I believe that economic security unlocks huge opportunities for women, enabling them to make positive choices over their own lives and the lives of their children.
Now you have your dream list and you've found them on advanced search and groups - what next? Be bold. Introduce yourself. Send them a connection request, comment on their group discussion... I'm not a huge fan of cheesy quotes, but this one has always resonated with me: "Doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock."
Freelancing/contracting used to be reserved for the very best in the field, but with online platforms and sleek looking websites fooling us all in to thinking that any start-up can be specialist, I'm starting to see the market saturated with novices. Begging the question - When did everyone become an expert?
Our quest for finding the perfect job is no different. It is important we don't give up after a handful of duds and rejections - the right one is out there. Just like when you find love, once you find your dream job, you can be the happiest person ever.
As a GREAT campaign ambassador I feel that Great Britain and China have a phenomenal opportunity to create partnerships and business together. The festival has been a fantastic platform to build on new and existing relationships in a new economic climate. It was an honour to have the Duke of Cambridge there to be as part of this pioneering event and it makes me proud to be British!
I believe that now the economy is back on track and the statistics consistently tell a positive story, perhaps it is time to remember that people are people, and to really think about what is holding back those who remain unemployed and what we all can do to help them.
Whether it's discussing a service over the phone or an engineer installing a solution at a customer's house, everyone working for the company is a brand ambassador and the end user shouldn't be able to notice a difference in the levels of service.
It's no secret that we Brits are the worst linguists around - bar our American cousins, who we should thank for spreading our language around the world. Ask a Brit if they speak a foreign language and they're likely to mumble something about GCSE French or a Rosetta Stone CD they haven't quite got round to taking out of its packaging.
However good you are as a negotiator though the most underestimated skill is without a doubt keeping a sense of humour. I take my job and the anticipated outcomes very seriously indeed, often as I am negotiating on some matter that can have a massive effect on someone's livelihood.
You would have thought that a business that already has two Ks as its name would have some sort of guideline that clearly states no K word should ever be tagged on the end for marketing purposes. But no, the event went ahead named as KKK Wednesdays to the point of extensive local advertising and in the end the Hull branch had to issue an apology...
Gordon Brown's final act as a backbench MP might be to pull off another rescue mission for an organisation saddled with the consequences of its financial shenanigans. This time his quest is to rescue Tesco.
In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.
Today women account for just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs and a tragic 0.3% of FTSE 250 CEOs and, in 2013, the number of women in senior management roles, globally, was just 18.5%. These numbers haven't moved much in the last 30 years, so why should I expect them to improve during my daughter's career?
People spend money on things they don't need, drink themselves stupid at prices they can't afford and perhaps worst of all, offer charitable donations and expect nothing in return.