Women in Business

What The Music Industry Can Learn From 'Me Too'

Lara Baker | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

I hope that we can now come together as an industry and ask 'how can we address this?'. If we are to have a truly thriving music industry, we need to promote brilliant people from every gender, race and background, and that can't happen until harassment and sexism are properly dealt with. It's time to break the pattern.

The Unspoken - And Unthinking - Sexism In The Media Business

Grant Feller | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Grant Feller

Good writing is good writing regardless of gender. And yes that is true. Except one can't help wondering why all the brilliant female writers working on the Sunday Times are in the Style and Magazine sections (which are both edited by women). Is that where they're 'meant' to be?

Time To End Gender Apartheid

Sanjyot P. Dunung | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK
Sanjyot P. Dunung

I'm a serial entrepreneur and the founder of a global digital education content company, specializing in cross-cultural issues. I also happen to be a minority female from a traditional culture. I mention that fact last because it's the least relevant reason as to how and why I became an entrepreneur and how I run my business.

Many Women Simply Don't Believe Politics Is A Career Option For Them - We Need A Solution

Victoria Atkins | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Victoria Atkins

Politics is about people. Our Parliament should therefore reflect the people we serve. This is why encouraging women to enter the worthwhile and exciting world of politics is so important. Sadly, many women simply do not believe that entering politics is an option for them.

Entrepreneur Michelle Mone Tells Women In Businesses To 'Make No Excuses' And Push To The Top

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Michelle Mone has never been one to mince her words. The entrepreneur and Tory peer used her maiden speech in the House Of Lords to urge ministers to ...

Lessons From Thai Women - Feminine AND Strong

Jenny Garrett | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

My journey began with a flight from London to Doha, Doha to Bangkok and finally Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The pilot (or captain) of this third flight was a woman; I was equally surprised and delighted when I heard her dulcet tones welcome us over the speaker system. Women in Thailand were not limited to being cabin crew, they could fly planes too!

Redefining Female Innovation: Air Quality

Donna Lyndsay | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech
Donna Lyndsay

My ambition for the future is to secure funding for EarthSense and to make the company a global leader in environmental monitoring, modelling and data. It's also to demonstrate to my children and their generation that gender or location doesn't stop us from trying to address global issues, its only limited by our willingness to try.

14 Honest #StartupLife Confessions From A Female Founder

Katie Booth | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Booth

Here's 14 things that have happened to everyone living the #startuplife, and an insight into what it's like to be broke, ambitious and a little bit crazy... (disclaimer: These confessions are to be taken as some tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted relief)

Sofia Vergara, 45, On Ageing, Fitness And Her Mission To Empower Women

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

‘Modern Family’ actor Sofia Vergara will appear naked on the September issue of Women’s Health magazine to chat about her approach to ageing, fi...

5 Lessons SoulCycle Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Vana C. Koutsomitis

I have to admit, I never thought spinning class would make me a better business woman. I had heard that exercise was beneficial for mental health and ...

I'm Self Employed But My Toddler Is The Boss!

Charlotte Wise | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

Let's face it, being self employed and running your own business is hard work, building your own startup is even harder, but add being a parent to the equation and any fellow mum will tell you there can be days when you will feel everything is impossible!

What Needs To Change So That More Money Is Invested In Women-Led Businesses?

Pip Wilson | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Pip Wilson

Not enough money is invested in businesses led and run by women. This isn't a secret, and it's a constant source of frustration for anyone who cares a...

Fashioning A New Dress Code

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Emerson

My only concerns would be, is the skirt of an appropriate length for a client meeting? Are their tights free from ladders? Is the nail polish without chips? These are the types of thing that make an outfit acceptable. The gender of the individual, and how they choose to express that gender through their clothing, should not be relevant in a modern workplace.

Perceptions Of Women In Engineering Is No Joke

Emelia Galkowska | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Emelia Galkowska

Three engineers visit a school to talk about their careers: two men and a woman. One is a burly Yorkshireman, the other is a tall Southerner and the t...

Welcoming Women Back

Laura Krippner | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Krippner

There's been a lot of talk about Return to Work programs or 'Returnships', which was the clever description invented by Goldman Sachs in 2008. These programs tend to target women who've taken time out to take care of their children or elderly relatives

Equality Is Not Just A Women's Issue!

Andrea Grossman | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Andrea Grossman

There is a powerful impetus for engaging men in the workplace on gender equality. They are part of the solution, alongside women. Many attitudes and behaviours, on both sides, will need to change in order for gender equality to be achieved. These steps can be big or small, and you don't have to be a manager to tackle inequality at work by changing company cultures, shattering glass ceilings and challenging the status quo.

Shared Parental Leave - Two Years On

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Hannah Cottam

On the second anniversary of a revolutionary policy that gives parents the opportunity to split time caring for their new born baby, studies have revealed that as little as one percent of men have so far taken up the opportunity to do so.

Burnout Diaries - Chapter 3: The Drugs Don't Work, They Just Make You Worse

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

Three months into the burnout journey and the reality of the situation had finally set in: my hemiplegic migraine condition had become "persistent" meaning that attacks were (and still are as I write) happening every single day. I had to accept that my daily life was just not going to be the same no matter how hard I tried to pretend that it was all just a little blip.

Plugging The Gender Funding Gap

Annabel Denham | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Annabel Denham

Do we still need feminism in the Western world? From the right to vote to equal pay, across many fields the battle has been won. Over the course of th...

Gender Pay Gap Law Is A Long Time Coming

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Hannah Cottam

New laws that force employers to reveal the gender pay gap in their workforce are a welcome change that will do more to reduce inequality in wages bet...

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Two: Work Hard, Be Kind And Good Things Will Happen. Or Will They?

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

Through January I tried to do the odd day of work here and there, clinging onto normality as much as I possibly could by setting up shop in my living room and dialling into meetings. The thought of not being able to work absolutely terrorised me. So much of who I was (and am!) was linked to my work persona. All of a sudden I didn't have a clue who I was.

Addicted To Busy

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

It was a normal Wednesday for me: a 6.30am start to make sure I was in a cab doing the first call of the day by 7am followed by back-to-back meetings until well into the evening. And I am by no means one of these amazingly inspirational, successful and accomplished women.

The Many Consequences Of Stress

Paula Ruane | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Ruane

We all know what it feels like when we are overloaded and stressed out - but how many of us really understand the long term consequences of prolonged stress?

The Danger Of Not Taking Social Justice Work Led By Women Seriously

Nishma Jethwa | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Nishma Jethwa

Our work involves fighting for social justice - from gender equality and the eradication of modern slavery to better education and a more responsible ...

Three Lessons That Helped Me Move Past My Inner Good Girl And Release A Book In Just 10 Weeks

Nicola Humber | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

As a recovering 'good girl', I have a strong tendency towards perfectionism and following the rules, neither of which are particularly helpful when ru...