How to network as an expat woman

After my most recent trip to London I’ve been thinking a lot about leaning in as an expat woman. As expats, our little black book of contacts may be thinner than back home and whether we’re looking to promote our business, hunting for work, or just searching for answers to the many questions we face in a very foreign country, it’s…
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Make the effort to see friends (& boost your survival rate by 50%)

Tomorrow I’m meeting Maryam, a friend of mine from Antwerp. She’s originally from the UK and I’m excited to see her during a whirlwind mini break back ‘home’. I was planning a three hour journey to see her, but she suggested meeting somewhere on the way, so I now only have a one hour trip to factor in. This got…
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Best Websites for Newbie Expats

Relocation companies should do the hard work in sorting your move but chances are they’ll offer limited scope. After one move, a charmingly conscientious relocation manager lugged a bulging bag of cultural leaflets, restaurant maps and city tour flyers onto my cardboard box cum desk. ‘No offence’ I said, ‘but I’ve changed country more than Madonna has changed her style so can we cut…
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12 Things I Wish I’d Done Before the Move

When it comes to the little things in life I am the world’s worst procrastinator. Pret salad or Itsu rice pot? Curly hair or straight? Toast or porridge? Middle class problems reach a whole new level. As for the more important decisions, I’m like Trump on quickfire. Move to Angola? Sure. India next week? Already packed. Quit job to volunteer in…
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