Women Entre[Preneurs

Is Mindfulness the Next Must Have Business Skill?

Bev James | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Bev James

Mindfulness has recently become the latest buzz word in the west and with its increasing popularity the practice has moved from meditation and yoga carried out by monks and hippies to the latest phenomenon, the centuries old notion of 'being in the now' has far evolved beyond a new-age philosophy.

Invaluable Career Lessons From the BBC's 'Girls Can Code'

Lucy Gill | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Lucy Gill

I've just finished watching the second and final episode of BBC's Girls Can Code and I have to admit I found it fascinating - although not for the reasons I'd expected. From the title I'd assumed this would be a look at 'coding' whereas in fact it was more about inspiring women to consider careers in the tech industry and female entrepreneurship. Something I wholeheartedly support.

To All Young Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Ley-Valentin

It is amazing that the proportion of young entrepreneurs is growing steadily. I choose to see this as a tentative sign that the attitude to entreprene...

Does Your Job Give You Blisters?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

One of the things that leads to burnout faster than anything is being in a lousy fit job! We've probably all been there at one time or another in our working careers (I know I sure have). So, how do you know if you are in a lousy fit job? Well...

Facing Fear Of Failure

Bev James | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Bev James

Many of us can hold on to the pain and shame that can be associated with failure which derails us from pushing on. Giving yourself a timeline to accept the situation and make peace with the way things turned out is the first step to adjusting to your new reality, coping with adversity is a skill which is acquired, not one we're born with.

Why Aren't More Women Entrepreneurs Scaling Up?

Annabel Denham | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Annabel Denham

The government could help. It is positive that coding has already been added to the curriculum for every five year old - but we need more girls to be inspired and encouraged to study and build careers in the science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors.

Are Gender Quotas the Answer?

Janvi Patel | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

Greater diversity on boards is essential for businesses, our society and the economy but as the brilliant Dave Goldberg put it, it is just "the right thing to do".

What TED Taught Me About Myself

Lynne Parker | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

I am not alone. A New York Times survey in 1984 placed death third in a list of people's biggest fears. The first two were walking into a room full of strangers and speaking in public. So the whole TED phenomena taps into our inner fears and, as somebody who sends people o

What Do We Really, Really Want From the G7 Meeting?

Pauline Ngari | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Pauline Ngari

What we really, really want from the G7 this week therefore is an initiative which brings together governments, business and NGOs to create and grow small businesses which will put economic power in the hands of women.

Why Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs Are Very Rich

Stephanie Holland | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

Is multi-passionate even a word? It should be. One of the things I am attracted to most in other people is their passion for life and everything it has to offer. And I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Can Be an Entrepreneur

Andrew Devenport | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

Eric Ries, in his book "The Lean Startup", states that mistakes are beneficial to the development process of a new business. However, he says that it is important to fail as soon as possible and to learn as quickly as possible! In other words, entrepreneurs should keep their failures small and should also eliminate them while they are not creating bigger problems..

A Woman's Life Balance: Lynne Franks

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

After a highly successful career in PR, which included the creation of London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Awards, Lynne Franks has become a champion of women's empowerment, sustainable business practices, and social justice issues.

What the Heck Is PR, Anyway?

Claire Mitchell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Mitchell

You've heard people talking about PR, 'oooh you MUST use PR in your marketing' or 'I'm going to outsource my PR' but what does it even mean? PR is public relations. Which still doesn't really mean anything.

My Millennial Heroines: What We Can Learn From Generation Y's Leading Ladies

Frances Dickens | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

In my view there is nothing quite as empowering for women as real life examples of other women's success. And it's important to look across the age spectrum to find examples of inspiring women.

Cashews, Co-ops and Constantine: One Woman Entrepreneur's Remarkable Story

Konaté Issa | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Konaté Issa

Against the odds, she completed primary school and moved to Côte d'Ivoire's second largest town, Bouaké, to become secretary to a local pharmacy and learn business administration.

Three Changes That Will Help 'Make It Happen' This International Women's Day

Cherie Blair | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

I firmly believe that women possess a wonderful ability to get things done, which is why the theme of this year's International Women's Day - 'Make It Happen' - feels so fitting. I set up my Foundation for Women in 2008, with a focus on empowering women in developing and emerging economies to create and grow their own businesses. I settled on this particular issue because I believe that economic security unlocks huge opportunities for women, enabling them to make positive choices over their own lives and the lives of their children.

Never Skype Naked and Other Life Lessons

Monica Parker | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Parker

There have been small lessons (like learning the hard way that it isn't clever to Skype in your skivvies). And there are the big lessons that might make the difference between making it from one quarter to the next.

Female Entrepreneurs Helping to Drive the Economic Recovery

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

One of the most encouraging things to emerge from the scheme is the number of female applicants. A third of all our lending has gone to women, bucking the national trend which currently stands at around 17% of all business start-ups being created by women.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Lynn Bardowski

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

For Lynn Bardowski, candles literally lit the way from a "successful" corporate career that was draining and unsatisfying to a multimillion-dollar revenue-generating direct sales entrepreneurial enterprise that fulfilled a personal dream.

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Sandra Yancey

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

To care for her mind, body, and spirit, she keeps a gratitude journal, meditates, exercises (including her first sprint triathlon in 2014), and "eats healthy." She does this, not from a selfish perspective, but from a responsibility perspective - she says this is what she is responsible for in her life.

A New Venture

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been a while since my last blog post and a lot has changed over the last few months. My previous posts were all about being a graduate and how I was coping with the shock of the real world. Well, I'm still coping with the shock of the real world but as it's 2015 and indeed a good six months since I graduated, I think I must officially call myself a grown up...

Successful Women Entrepreneurs Give Back: Glenda Newell-Harris

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Dr Monique Y. Wells

The Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back article series focuses on women who have mastered the art of creating and maintaining a business that sustains and enriches every aspect of their lives. The fourth pillar of Arianna Huffington's Third Metric - Giving - figures prominently in their lives and is supported by their multi-million dollar businesses

Why You Should Keep Showing Up, Even When No One Else Does

Stephanie Holland | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

This morning I hosted a free online class {live webinar} to which not one of the registrants showed up. How would you respond to the same situation?

How to Startup With the Right Idea

Stephanie Holland | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

You have an idea, maybe more than one, so which one do you start with and how can you be sure it's the right one?

There Is No Such Thing as a Typical Tech Entrepreneur - Here's Proof

Neela Bettridge | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Tech
Neela Bettridge

It's the classic entrepreneur's dilemma: the bank has called in its loan, and you have two weeks to find a sizeable sum of money. What do you do? If you're Rebecca Harding, you take the dog for a walk. The irony of where she ended up that day -- at Beachy Head, a famous spot for suicides -- was not lost on her.