November 01, 2016

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: Episode 43 with The Step Up Club


Alice Olins and Phanella Mayall Fine are the driving force behind Step Up Club; the platform championing the success of career women.

They now have published a book with Ebury called Step Up, full of practical advice for stepping it up in your career.

Alice Olins spent a decade at The Times as its Senior Fashion Writer, then Marie Claire’s Fashion Features Director.
Today, Alice is the Fashion Features Director-at-Large at Red magazine, and continues to write on a freelance basis for publications including, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail on fashion, lifestyle and careers.

Phanella began her career as an international finance lawyer working on multi-billion dollar transactions in London and New York. Now she is an executive coach and development consultant. She coaches and trains professionals on topics including women’s leadership and advancement, self-presentation, maternity and return to work.

We talk the differences between being an “integrator” vs a “separator” at work and achieving work life balance, how to choose the right career for you, anxiety, overwhelm and the jitteriness of our overusing our phones. We discuss launching a book alongside another job, overcoming difficult times and the importance of mentorships.

Order your copy of your Step Up here.

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