Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Expat Women Home Page September 2011

Hi Everyone, I hope you have been enjoying a fabulous week! Please take a few minutes to read, enjoy, share and tweet about our new September home page features below. Thanks so very much, Andrea.

Success Story
Lisa Rutledge and Rachel Ogg
Co-Founders and Directors, KiwiOz Nannies

In 2000, New Zealanders Lisa Rutledge and Rachel Ogg conquered their entrepreneurial fears and resolved to join forces to start their own childcare business. The pair headed to London in 2001, and, inspired by the market they saw for a young, friendly company to place Australasian nannies in the United Kingdom, they founded KiwiOz Nannies. In 2011, with combined global turnover approaching US$1 million, Lisa co-runs the business from Auckland and Rachel from Sydney...
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Business Idea
The Pajama Company
Ellie Badanes
Running a business that she loves, being able to wear her pajamas all day "for research", and having a portable career that she can take anywhere – this is the tale of how American Ellie Badanes reinvented herself from retail buyer to online entrepreneur, after accompanying her spouse on expat stints in Copenhagen, Denmark; and London, United Kingdom...
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Healthy Living Abroad
How to Beat the Expat End-of-Summer Blues
Dhyan Summers, MA, Licensed Psychotherapist

For many expats, August/September is a particularly poignant and difficult time, as we are frequently returning from time spent in our home countries with family and close friends. When we return to our host country, it is not uncommon to find ourselves feeling depressed, lonely and a little out of sorts. Here are six tips for regaining equilibrium and moving from end-of-summer depression to full engagement with our lives abroad...
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Expat Confession
No Money Left
Extract from Expat Women: Confessions
In a few months' time, my partner and I will be returning to home base. We have enjoyed postings in Madrid, Berlin, Santiago and now Cairo. We have indulged in amazing holidays, eaten at spectacular restaurants and basically had a lifestyle that was second to none. The problem now is that this upcoming move home has made us realize we have no more than two months' salary saved in our joint bank account...
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Job And Careers
7 Tips For Juggling A Portable Career With Your Household Abroad
Rhiannon Davies

The list of portable career options could be almost endless – from dive instructor to photographer, writer to consultant, life coach, counsellor, teacher, estate agent, nanny, web developer, graphic designer, Internet entrepreneur, and more. But how can you juggle a portable career with your household abroad? Here are seven tips to help...
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Anonymous said...

Honestly I do not know where to post this but I wanted to contact you and thank you for your book Expat Women: Confessions. I started a group a long time ago before the book we were about 10 members at the time. I have stuck with this expat club and now we have expanded massively. I have read the book in the past when it first came out and have promoted it to my group. I just recently was reading through it again and I have to say it is such a very good and informative book. I just want to say thank you for publishing it and it is a resource many women should have. I wish I did not have to post this as a comment and was able to actually send you an email but I hope you get this. Again thank you for reaching out to the Expat Community.

Expat Women said...

Thank you so very, very much for this wonderful praise! (I will get in touch with you via your website, so you have my email. Thanks.) Andrea

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