Mentoring

Changing People's Lives

Suzie de Rohan Willner | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Style
Suzie de Rohan Willner

It's a daunting experience returning to work as a young mum in a foreign country. I taught myself to use a computer by working through a user manual and found a job as a receptionist for an American brand near to where we were living in France.

Millennials in the tech sector: playing for keeps

Chris Ciauri | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

To me this makes a lot of sense: most Millennials are still in what I call the 'heavy-learning' part of their career and so mentoring at this stage can be particularly beneficial. Further, from what I've seen, it creates a very powerful tie to an organisation and by extension, to an industry.

March Into Tech - The Battle For Equality Will Be Fought In Code

Lucy Ward | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lucy Ward

The last couple of weeks in global politics proves that the average woman still has to fight for her right to be heard. Hundreds and thousands of wome...

How Peer Support Can Help Disadvantaged Young People Succeed In Further Education

Anand Shukla | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Anand Shukla

The relative merits of school sixth form, sixth form colleges and FE colleges might be fiercely debated, but there is no doubt about the social backgr...

Generation Z Will Save Us And Trump Intolerance

Sinead Bunting | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Sinead Bunting

I rarely go to the cinema but over the Christmas break my cousin invited me to go and see a movie which happened to be Star Wars Rogue One. I hadn't ...

How Feeling Sorry For Myself Changed My Life...

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

I succumbed, I let myself wallow. There were at least two days when I stopped and felt good for nothing. In the big scheme of things, that's nothing, but for me, that's huge. It goes against my mindset, I like to work through things, to keep myself busy, to keep myself active.

Things I Wish I'd Known As A Young Woman Starting Out In The Music Business

Lara Baker | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

There were countless times in my first few years in music when I felt something we were doing should be done differently, that something wouldn't work, when I had an alternative view or idea. But I assumed other people knew better.

Mentoring For Students - Powerful Lessons Beyond Academia?

Annina Claesson | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Mentoring programmes offer an effective way for students to gain insights into the professional world, and help to navigate the confusing undergraduate years. It's clear that universities increasingly value how mentoring can boost their students personally, academically, and professionally.

Social Mobility Is One Of The Best Investments Banks Can Make

Anand Shukla | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Anand Shukla

This damages not just individuals but also wider society and even the banks themselves, with some bankers interviewed for the report acknowledging that a homogenous workforce can engender dangerous 'group think', which may have been one of the causes of the financial crisis.

Life Is Not Equal For Girls Growing Up In The UK - This Must Change

Charly Young | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Charly Young

Life is not equal for girls growing up in the UK today. And there is no excuse for this - it must change. So let's use this data to move quickly from conversations that point the finger at the problem, and let it compel us to use our own experience, time and passion to do something positive to solve it!

Five Thoughts That Can Crush Your Success

Bev James | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

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.

Three Ways Mentoring Can Make You a Better Employee

Cherie Blair | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK
Cherie Blair

When I started my legal career in the 1970s, it was a lonely place for a young, female, working class barrister. Discrimination was rife and there were few female role models. I ended up finding guidance from a male mentor who showed me the ropes, gave me one-to-one tuition and imparted nuggets of wisdom that I still find useful today.

Thank You to the Miss Proctors - Unsung Heroes of Education

Daniel Singleton | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

The brief trending of #ThankYourMP on social media in mid-June highlighted how often we fail to appreciate and thank those around us. Thankfulness is ...

When High Aspirations Lead All the Way to the House of Lords

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

As I'm sure is common in most jobs, there's a certain rhythm to the year at Mosaic, the charity that I proudly serve as Managing Director. There are...

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.

The Power of Business Mentoring

Edward Lowe | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Edward Lowe

Whilst volunteering with Challenges Worldwide in Zambia earlier this year, I was placed on a project with in-country volunteer Emmanuel, a recent graduate. Beyond being a great personality to be around, he had this strong hunger to learn and improve despite having little previous experience in business, particularly in a consultancy role.

Child Abuse and Neglect, the State's Failure to Provide Mentors for Our Children in Care

Kevin Godlington | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
Kevin Godlington

As a former soldier I hear about the military covenant all the time, amongst my friends and colleagues. Its powerful, it tells those who served their country, we care about you. For those who do not know what it is, I will enlighten you...

Women in Business Q&A: Sana Rezwan, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Indelust

Laura Dunn | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Sana Rezwan is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Indelust.com, the curated online luxury lifestyle boutique for independent and ethical fashion,...

Women in Business Q&A: Nancy Di Dia, Executive Director, Chief Diversity Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim USA

Laura Dunn | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Nancy Di Dia brings more than 25 years of experience in management and diversity practices in corporate America to her role as Executive Director & Ch...

Peer Education - Fashion or Foundation for Learning?

David Goodban | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
David Goodban

You'd think that it's a no-brainer that young people would want support from their peers. After all, the process of growing up is one of working out w...

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy Allen, COO Americas, Dassault Systèmes

Laura Dunn | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Kathy Allen is Chief Operating Officer, Americas, for Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which provides business and people with virtual un...

Women in Business Q&A: Kristin Kelley, Chief Marketing Officer, Randstad North America

Laura Dunn | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

"Women need to stop holding themselves back from applying for that next big job. New opportunities won't just fall in your lap, you have to take the driver's seat in your own career and be vocal about what you want."

Women in Business Q&A: Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Google

Laura Dunn | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Abigail Posner Abigail Posner is the Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google's creative think tank for agencies and brands. As a thought leade...

Women in Business Q&A: Liz Salcedo, Founder & CEO, Everpurse

Laura Dunn | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Liz Salcedo is the Founder and CEO of Everpurse. The visionary behind the integration of fashion and technology, Liz is focused on developing relation...

Women in Business Q&A: Maggie Lord, Founder & Editor, Rustic Wedding Chic

Laura Dunn | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Maggie Lord Maggie Lord is the founder and editor of Rustic Wedding Chic and Rustic Wedding Guide. Rustic Wedding Chic has become the number one wedd...