Check out Top 35 Women Under 35 from Management Today

Woman smiling after presentation Management Today has released it’s list of "Top 35 Women under 35" and I am particularly pleased to see my good friend and colleague, Maggie Berry, MD of Womenintechnology.co.uk recognised for her efforts in growing the network from a seed idea to a membership organisation some 6000 women strong.  The list has been going for 10 years and this year some of the messages coming from these inspirational women are key for women wanting to climb the career ladder and break through the ‘glass ceiling’. As Kate Prince, lead choreographer at the Beijing Olympic Games says 'Have a little bit of arrogance in yourself – it's something British women aren't very good at doing.' Jo Verdult, a board director at advertising agency AMV BBDO, agrees: 'It's really important to be confident in your own ability.' They also all believe you should be yourself and not try to ape men. 'The only disadvantage I've come across being a woman in business is the lack of role models,' says Isabel Garvey, a senior VP at Warner Music International, who had a previous career in the City.  Entrepreneurial women take up 16 of the places on the list, some of them starting their businesses in the middle of the recession showing determination to succeed which will surely help in rebuilding the economy. It’s really exciting to see so many young women succeeding in some of what have been traditionally male dominated fields. You can see the complete list and a short bio of each of the women here.

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