Business Women

Mumpreneurs - What A Load Of B*llocks

Jo Love | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Love

If asked, many so-called 'mumpreneurs' will admit the initial transition to self-employment was not as a result of a positive choice, but as a frustrated response to inhospitable workplace cultures, the rising cost of childcare, inflexible work schedules, poor quality part-time jobs, and discriminatory attitudes

It's a Universal Truth

Jo Haigh | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

Dressing well however is something I do for me just as much as I do for third the parties I meet. It just makes me feel more confident, shallow you may say (and I can't disagree) but we all have our own ways of making life work for us.

Be Yourself

Jo Haigh | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

'Be yourself' as Oscar Wilde said, you may as well be as everyone else has been taken. Being a woman in a very male dominated industry I am often asked has that been a hurdle, the answer is nooooo definitely not. In fact by and large I have always seen it as a distinct advantage.

Arianna Huffington's Secret To Success For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If anyone should know the secret to business success, it's Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and author of 14 books. Speaking at t...

Can Women Really Have It All?

Sue Dewey | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Dewey

I am a childless working woman in her 50's and I think I can honestly say that I am pretty content (there, I said it out loud!). Like most people I have ups and downs in my life and this year has been no exception, but as always I throw myself into my work and extra-curricular activities with gusto and enjoy it all as much as I can.

Do Women Need to be More Confident or Arrogant to Make it in Business?

Jessica Rose | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Rose

It seems fairly obvious that women, on the whole, would be less confident about starting a business as a result of decades of sexism and women being seen as less than equal in the workplace. However it shouldn't be shrugged off, as the repercussions are vast.

Beeny Baby on Set

Kurt Seywald | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kurt Seywald

Ever tried to keep a Channel 4 20-part double commission afloat without offending everyone or killing multiple businesswoman and mum of four Sarah Beeny? Well, it's proving more and more difficult by the day. Right now we are filming, editing and transmitting Double Your House for Half the Money...

Five Things I've Learned From Successful Women in Business

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Pattison

Staying attuned to the wisdom of others and hearing personal stories is hugely useful for personal and career development, and I try to keep my ears and eyes constantly open. So, here are some snippets that have resonated with me from successful, inspirational women in the business world, each of which I hope may apply more widely:

Busting Through the Myth of 'Follow Your Passion'

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

Had Lord Sugar been born a girl, The Apprentice might've been a very different show. "Follow your passion babes - you deserve it" and we'd see 12 ambitious young knitters, bakers and producers of vintage bunting battling it out to launch an Etsy store.

Celebrating Female Talent

Jane Asscher | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Asscher

Last Tuesday night Cosmopolitan magazine held a 'Celebration of Female Talent' at Kensington Palace as part of AdWeek Europe.

University Can Be a Worthwhile Experience, but There are Other Options out There

Lisa Tobias | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Tobias

It was tough being a young female going into business - especially going to the bank with my business plan and getting the funding together - but I felt so passionately (and still do) about what I do and it made me work even harder to succeed.

Women in Society

Baroness Mary Goudie | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK
Baroness Mary Goudie

International Women's Day is an important celebration of the great strides women around the world are making to ensure they are recognised and working towards equality.