#Empowerment

When You Just Can't Stomach IBS

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

It's hard to refute that the epitome of a fit man is someone who has a chiseled mid range you could grate cheese on. Then there are men like me. We are bombarded with the latest craze in Men's magazines and on the Internet, about men having six pack abs. This for me is a stomach churning thought especially as I suffer with IBS.

How to Build a Confident Bikini Body

Georgina Ellis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Ellis

I have to apologise for the slightly misleading post title - I'm not here to tell you diet or exercise tips to sculpt tight muscles and reveal rippling abs. I think we're all starting to learn by now that confidence shouldn't be about aesthetics, and the more we can move away from that unachievable ideal, the better.

Advice for Some Age Old Challenges

Vicky Bullen | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

Last night I had the pleasure of 'speed mentoring' eight female high performers from companies within our group - all of whom were fantastic.

Women's History Month: The Forgotten Women of Syria

Thaslima Begum | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Thaslima Begum

Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Across Tea Communities

Sarah Roberts | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.

I'm a Strong and Independent Woman - Even When I Need Help

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Barham-Brown

My body is a balancing act, in a number of ways. I want to be independent, but I need to accept help when I can't be. I want to stay upright, but can allow myself to sit down when I'm at risk of hurting myself. I want to keep mobile, but can use Ruby the Chair for this sometimes. And I'll probably keep throwing myself on the floor randomly. You'd all get bored otherwise.

Has Independent Living Failed to Deliver?

Simon Stevens | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Simon Stevens

I believe to move forward and achieve full meaningful inclusion for everyone, we need to be honest about the failings of independent living, as well as its achievements. This may require a new generation of believers who can take a fresh approach to what is needed to get the job done for everyone to have a meaningful place in society.

Be Your Own Rock Star

Tami Mir | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

As we contemplate our goals for 2016, considered these suggestions for recognising and navigating the stumbling blocks we sometimes are putting our own way.

Have You Forgotten Who You Are?

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Do you feel that you, and other people, have forgotten who you really are? Do you feel you are just someone's parent/partner/carer/sibling? Do you want to find your own identity again and boost your confidence?

The End of the Line

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Closure. That's what this final Team SCA blog post is going to be all about. Why? Well, earlier this month we had our very last outing as a team at the Getty Images Gallery in London, where they are currently showing a very special exhibition dedicated to our time in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Model Behaviour: Barbie, Body Image and the Importance of Transparency

Neil Douthwaite | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Douthwaite

Decades of experience and leadership is not enough today to engender trust in a brand. People are looking for honesty and transparency from brands. With information and opinion only a click away it is much easier for consumers to feel that the wool is being pulled over their eyes. McDonalds acknowledged this and success has come their way.

On a Sex Worker Outreach Night

Sophie Hemery | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Sophie Hemery

As we drove around the borough after dark - car stacked with Kit Kats, coffee and condoms - I wondered if I'd even met a sex worker. I've read a lot, sure, but my grasp of the visceral reality was, like most people's, minimal.

#TBC. Taking. Back. Control

Noelle Reno | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

#TBC means take responsibility and action for the result you want. It means if you don't like something that's happening you take the responsibility to drive the result you desire. To #TBC is terrifying but it will change your life.

Unleashing the Potential of Brazil's Children

One Young World | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
One Young World

Giselle Oliveira is a One Young World Ambassador running the impactful Eyes of the Street / Olhares da rua project that is tackling child poverty in B...

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff: Step 7 - Remain Self-Empowered

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

This is the last in a series of articles presenting the Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but they may pro...

Confronting the Education Gap

One Young World | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

After meeting at the One Young World Summit in Johannesburg in 2013, Vugar Adigozalov from Azerbaijan and Tamila Mukhamedyarova from Tajikistan combin...

Create the Space to Do What Matters

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

As part of my commitment to giving back to society and acknowledging all the help I received from people over the years, I try to make the time to speak to inmates about what made a difference for me when it comes to changing my life and integrating back into society.

How Embracing Your Background Can Empower Your Life: May J. Talks About Her Mixed Race Heritage, Music, and Pursuing Her Dreams.

Emma Leverton | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Achieving a dream career requires determination and drive, and when we look towards success it's easy to forget that our histories are much more than ...

Why Coaching Is About Becoming the Very Best Version of Yourself

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

After a few years of coaching and helping hundreds of individuals, I want to share my insights into what coaching is for me and why I believe it can help you become the very best version of yourself.

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.

Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

Thomas Church | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

I read two or three books per week and have created a system of notation and filing that I want to share. It enables me to use what I've read, search what I've read and come back to it many years on.

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

The Female Gaze

Lisa Edwards | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

As I've got older, I've had to adjust to the 'cloak of invisibility' slowly descending around me, as the male gaze opts for a younger, fresher target. At first, I felt really sad about it, but as the months have gone on, I've realised that it is one of the most liberating things that has ever happened to me.

Cherchez la Femme

Jane Fuller | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

To me feminism is about equality which includes men - it's all about balancing the feminine and masculine traits in us all. We live in a world that still embraces the masculine (yang) which has become a dangerously unbalanced misrepresentation of humanity.