But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'
Big organisations can play a role - we can role model inclusive behaviours and sound business practices and encourages others to do the same. That's why The British LGBT Awards are a great way of drawing attention to those that do this well and encourage improvements where they're required.
This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the Tory Government, (yes you ...
At 34 years of age, with just three months to go before my second child was due to be born, I quit my job without a backup plan. I quit because I was unhappy. Simple as that. Being miserable no longer felt like an inevitable outcome of being a responsible adult: I became convinced there was another way.
Linkedin, when used correctly, can be an extension of your website, providing information you won't include there, and, contrary to popular belief, it can be customised considerably; giving it your personal touch. You'll notice I said it's an extension of your website, not an extension of your CV. After all, your Linkedin profile can have, among other things:
I have been writing and providing consultancy for years, and a lot of budding entrepreneurs who visit me come with unrealistic expectations regarding their startup.
My dream as a kid was like many young boys: I wanted to be a sportsman. It didn't really matter which sport. Maybe the opening batsman in an Ashes Ser...
How important is it to have an ethical approach to business? Very, when you take into account how consumers make their decisions as to who to shop from.
I've just written to our Secretary of State, Justine Greening, to try and encourage more teaching of entrepreneurship from primary school to University level. In a country where so many wonderful subjects are taught, this valuable skill seems so sorely missing in our curriculum and in that of many education systems around the world.
It's time to help your business work smarter. Any project inevitably raises some obstacles to success, but some businesses still fail to find effective solutions to common project management problems.
Liam Fox is wrong: British businessman no longer play golf. But it makes me wriggle when I have to admit that he may right about something: British business, at this crucial time post-referendum, lacks a certain get-up-and-go. I don't like agreeing with Liam Fox; it makes me feel oily and as though I should be drinking warm blend-whisky.
Either way, I feel that if you have the entrepreneurial ability and drive you will be able to achieve your aims. I do also believe that when confronted with this trade off it is always better to have gone to university and have gained that experience and built a business on strong foundations as opposed to not giving university a chance if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go.
Real social mobility is definitely crucial if we're to help 'just managing' families. But we need a broader focus on progression in work, on building homes, and on geography to reduce segregation and connect people to growing economies. That's how we improve mobility in the here and now.
The announcement of the National Living Wage will always be associated with George Osborne. But if its implementation is managed skilfully, it could rank high among Theresa May's lasting achievements.
The truth is that the Brexit, in and of itself, wasn't a good thing for the index. The economy in the UK was struggling before the vote, and the passing of Brexit signaled to some investors and analysts that further stimulus would be needed to quell the market.
When you're building a business there will always be beliefs that creep up and how we choose to view them is what creates or crushes our success. If you want to switch your outcomes, it starts by switching your thoughts.