Women Entre[Preneurs

Fancy A Dance?

Jo Manoukian | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Manoukian

I want to help these women and the women here in the UK at the same time. Hence, I have organised the #SheInspiresMeDance fundraising event, which will take place on Jan 25th at The Cafe de Paris, London. I am excited to bring together dynamic women to experience the adrenalin boost and feel good factor of this night of self expression.

Entrepreneurial Blurb: The Perils Of Badly Explaining Your Profession

Marina Gask | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Marina Gask

I recently saw a social media challenge to explain your profession as badly as possible, with the idea that people have to guess what you do just from reading the description. So a personal trainer's description would be "I make 'eat less, move more' really complicated." And a DJ would be 'I manipulate sound waves so that people twitch and ingest ethanol'. Descriptions that make your profession a bit tougher to fathom. And it occurred to me that this is a game I've played before. Only it wasn't a game.

Why Doing It All Is A Myth

Halima Khatun | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Halima Khatun

As I write this article, I am fighting a bout of lurgy, namely the hacking cough that has been doing the rounds up and down the country. It's irritati...

Inspirational Women In Business - Mandy St John Davey

Natasha Davies | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Natasha Davies

In 2017 more and more women will take the leap into entrepreneurship but there are also a rising number of women who are creating more financial freedom by investing in property and other areas. As a previously male dominated area it is important to seek out those women who have made great progress in this area.

She Who Pays The Bills Has The Power?

Emma Tynan | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Tynan

For the first time in my life I was standing in my power, being myself and using my innate gifts and abilities. I felt free to do what I wanted, I stopped apologising and asking for permission, and I was being rewarded for doing so. That felt good. Really good.

Women In Innovation: Turning Feather Waste Into Sustainable Insulation

Elena Dieckmann | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech
Elena Dieckmann

There are always challenges in the process, but pushing forward and embracing opportunities for funding and business support are crucial. I'm lucky enough to have an incredibly supportive family around me - without whom I couldn't have raised my daughter while studying and running a start-up.

The Young Women Bringing Hope To Africa

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Photo credit: Camfed Looking back on 2016, I ask myself why I am so hopeful as I write this. This was a year of change, uncertainty and in many corne...

Let's Shift The Narrative On Women In Business

Halima Khatun | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Halima Khatun

We need to coin another definition of success for women in business. A lifestyle business should not be sniffed at, and running a business and a home should be well regarded. After all, the latter is a job in itself.

Women In Innovation: Exploring Invisible Science

Becky Sage | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech
Becky Sage

Most importantly no-one should ever be made to feel that they are not "science-y" enough to engage with scientific content or conversation. We are all impacted by the scientific world, whether it be climate change, health care, transport, nutrition or many other topics of interest.

Why The Worst Of Times Might Actually Be The Best Time To Start A Business

Beth Searle | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

Two years ago, I was 33, and single for the first time in nearly a decade. My partner and I had been planning to buy a house in the country, but I found myself back living in a shared house in East London with friends. I felt as though my life was over.

Why Black Women Should Embrace Their Natural Hair

Ekwy Chukwuji-Nnene | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Style
Ekwy Chukwuji-Nnene

I'm imagining a world where we could walk into any salon and get our hair well looked after? We would no longer need to say 'natural' hair because it would be the new normal. We can overcome our vulnerability, celebrate our big curls and be inspired to take back our freedom. We don't have to wait for the world to tell us it's time to accept our hair.

These Young Women Entrepreneurs Could Make All The Difference For Zimbabwe

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

This month 11,800 girls in Zimbabwe who, like me, have been supported through school by Camfed - the Campaign for Female Education - will graduate from secondary school. They're the fortunate ones - given a chance in life by securing their right to a quality education.

Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Own Business

Beth Searle | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

4am. My heart racing, my eyes snapped wide open, I leant over to grab my notebook from beside the bed. Opening it quickly, not bothering to put th...

Inspirational Women In Business - Dawn Evans Of Ajuda And Female Entrepreneur Of The Year

Natasha Davies | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Natasha Davies

One of the barriers for women entrepreneurs is the lack of women role models. As a woman entrepreneur myself I understand how important it is to surround yourself with inspiring role models and feel that when you find and surround yourself with these positive and inspiring influences that whole new world's and approaches open up to you.

Five Ways To Break Free From 'Imposter Syndrome'

Bev James | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Bev James

According to a study conducted by the International journal of behavioural science, researchers believe that up to 70% of people have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Imposter syndrome is a term used to describe people who can feel that they don't deserve their accomplishments, aren't good enough or feel like a fraud.

Women Mean Business

Michelle Ovens | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Michelle Ovens

Millennial women are now more likely to start a business than men. Women really do mean business - sisters are definitely doing it for themselves.

I'll Be Happiest About Women In Sport Week When We Don't Need It Anymore

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Sport
Rebecca Hopkins

Don't get me wrong, I love Women in Sport Week - I should, I was one of the people who devised the idea. The thing that would make me happiest is when someone in the industry moots the point that isn't it a bit.... err.... old fashioned. Redundant. Quaint. Unnecessary? That would mean our work was done.

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.

How to Supercharge Your Belief in Your Business and Yourself

Bev James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Bev James

The next time you find yourself struck with self-doubt its worth bearing in mind that when you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. In every moment we have a choice to believe in ourselves or to believe in our doubts, one moves us closer to our goals and one moves us further away, which option will you choose?

Who Run the World? Girls!

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that as women we should give Theresa May an opportunity to prove she is what this country needs. Still, a second female Prime Minister should excite us. We may not be exactly where we want to be but we're on our way there. Surely each small step we take towards progress is a step worth celebrating.

Ann's Rwanda Adventure 2016

Ann Dickinson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Ann Dickinson

My word, it is hot. I am standing in small hair salon in the Bugesera region of Eastern Province, Rwanda with barber Aloys, his four children, his wife, my translator Ephron from CARE Rwanda and photographer Georgina Goodwin. It is, to say the least, a squash in this small building, no bigger than 8 square feet. Outside, the sun is beating down on the corrugated iron roof; inside, we are slowly cooking.

Ann's Rwanda Adventure 2016

Ann Dickinson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Ann Dickinson

Good day from Rwanda. As I rose this morning, marvelling at the view of the hills and mist-filled valleys from my hotel, I thought how lucky I was to be here.

Ann's Rwanda Adventure 2016

Ann Dickinson | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Ann Dickinson

Several things strike you on arriving in Rwanda. First there is the heat, which hits you like a wall as you step off the plane. Once clear of the airport the next thing you notice is how clean the streets are. Plastic bags are illegal in Rwanda and it shows.

Bumpy Roads Often Lead to... Beautiful Destinations!

Charo Merida | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

By the end of 2014, I was completely exhausted and frustrated, because I couldn't get the job I decided "I wanted", a corporate role in one of the big world photography agencies based in London... -how little I knew back then of what I really wanted! ; )

Five Reasons Why Flying Trapeze Is Like Being An Entrepreneur

Rekha Mehr | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Rekha Mehr

Yesterday I took a leap of faith, quite literally. It's week two of working independently again after 20 months of working within an organisation, albeit a small one. I told myself it was OK to take my first week easy and treat it like a week's holiday. I even left the country, yet I found myself unable to switch off.