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Motherhood, Work and Personal Contentment

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2013 | (09:47)

When I give birth to my first child in September, I won't be nervous about how to juggle my new role as mum with my professional one as Zaggora Head of Products. I'll be excited at the opportunities.

A lot of the focus on motherhood and the workplace tends...

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Present-Day Skills for a Successful Future

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2013 | (14:18)

The best-selling release of John Gerzema and Michael D'Antonio's book The Athena Doctrine last month has spurred debate over the concept of 'feminine' versus 'masculine' traits and which will enable economies to flourish in the future.

In my view, positive traits are positive traits, and regardless of how they...

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Wellness, Technology and Consumer Trust

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2013 | (09:33)

The wellness industry is expanding at lightning speed. It has seemingly infinite aspects, from what we eat and how we move to the holidays we take and our children's genetic makeup. Advanced technologies are pushing innovations along, but companies should help make the world they're creating for the consumer simpler,...

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A Road Forward for Apprenticeships

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2013 | (15:46)

I was glad to hear the government's support of apprenticeships in George Osborne's Budget speech. Now, the administration and private enterprise need to come together to create incentives and programmes that result in real change in the British workforce.

Although public opinion still seems to hold higher education in greater...

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Three Budget Proposals SMEs Need

(0) Comments | Posted 19 March 2013 | (11:25)

As an SME owner, I'll be watching the announcement of the budget on Wednesday with interest on more than one front. My perspective will not only be that of an employer, but also of an individual and a consumer.

The government has already done quite a lot to support...

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Sheryl Sandberg, Success, and Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2013 | (09:29)

Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In has been making waves for weeks, but the turbulent waters of opinion surrounding its publication obscure the positive actions we can be taking to address the issues it raises. I'm not as interested in joining the debate about the merits of Sandberg's ideas -...

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A Different Kind of Mother's Day Gift

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (13:30)

Mother's Day, like lots of holidays, has become gift-obsessed: the flowers, the meal deals. And while mothers most of anyone deserve thoughtful gestures, it sometimes seems like it's more about ticking a box than about showing true appreciation.

But it's easy to forget that Mothering Sunday was originally a much...

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Three Aspects of Healthy Living for the 21st Century

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2013 | (12:05)

You've probably heard the term fitness fanatic: I am a data-driven fitness fanatic, and proud of it. With a background in corporate finance and a current job title of CFO, I love numbers. So it may not surprise you to hear that one of the aspects I find most compelling...

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Two Fashion Evolutions: Looking Beyond Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (11:36)

As London Fashion Week wraps up, the news I'm most interested in isn't what creative visions paraded down the runways at Somerset House (amazing as they look). It's two other fashion stories that are trending in the city.

Both essentially involve people who go out and do: who create their...

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My Challenge to Get 10 Million Women Working Out

(2) Comments | Posted 11 February 2013 | (13:47)

I've always considered myself to be a fairly physically fit person, but a few months ago, I started a 100 Day Challenge to really dedicate myself to living the lifestyle that I champion in my sportswear business. I've exercised six days a week since then, embraced the sweat...

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How Personal Fitness and Entrepreneurship Are Two Peas in a Pod

(0) Comments | Posted 19 December 2012 | (08:42)

This time of year, as New Year's appears on the horizon before Christmas is even here, it's easy to get lost in the flurry. Everyone is so consumed with planning travel logistics for the big day and hunting down Secret Santa presents that living in the actual present can be...

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Motivation and Love: the Recipe for a Successful Business Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (11:04)

As the day of the Women of the Future Awards is upon us one important word that comes to mind is motivation.

Awards are all about motivation: motivation to nominate yourself or someone else and motivation to feel that sense of achievement if you are lucky enough to be...

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Letting Women Talk: Using Social Media to Connect With Consumers

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (09:28)

In this 21st-century existence we lead, engaging on social media is more than de rigeur - it's required. From photos of your best friend's latest holiday to the new Internet meme that everyone seems to have heard about before you, your social life is increasingly lived in the virtual space....

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