Women in Business

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...

Women 'Leaning In' Still Have So Much Work To Do

Vivien Edwards | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivien Edwards

Did you see the interview on Monday with Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell on Good Morning Britain? Well, you had an opportunity to see Piers Morgan ...

Seven Tips To Ensure A Quality Night's Sleep

Gemma Rolstone | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Rolstone

As the driving force behind the success and growth of your business, it's essential that you are good to your body and brain by giving it the necessar...

Why We Need To Step Up For Diversity

Natalie Lloyd | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Lloyd

I want to build on the great success we've had hiring a balanced creative team, and open us up to even greater diversity. As a branding agency, having myriad perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in-house only works to enhance our proposition of being able to assimilate with, and comprehend our clients.

Diary Of A SXSW Virgin

Lara Baker | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

SXSW (or South By South West, to use its full name) is widely known by the music industry and music fans as the ultimate showcasing festival for new music. Each year in March the World's music industry decamps to Austin, Texas, for six long days and nights of BBQ, margaritas, tacos and live music. And this week, for the first time, I'm amongst them.

For All Women Everywhere - Keep Learning, Keep Moving, Keep Pushing

Halima Khatun | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Halima Khatun

Family businesses can be some of the most successful companies in the world. Just look at Nike whose founder Phil Knight recently stepped down as chairman as his son Travis Knight took a seat on the board in 2016. Walmart is still a family business and L'Oreal is still controlled by the founder's daughter.

Mary Portas On Why We Need To Forget 'Leaning In'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If anyone knows how to get ahead in business, it’s ‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas. From humble beginnings in retail, the business woman-turned au...

Yes She Can - Can't She?

Sybil Bell | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Sybil Bell

As I sit here in our all-female office, I ponder the fact that when I was asked to write this piece, I was told it was about "issues faced by women in...