Women of the Future

Judging at WOF

Fiona Lambert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Lambert

I also am extremely thrilled to have been part of the panel judging Professional of the Year. Sarah Pierce was such a worthy winner. She is making such an impact on so many lives both within her career but also personally, with talent, energy, grace passion and a smile!

Fly Beyond - Making the Impossible Possible

Dr Ling Ge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Ling Ge

I dreamed of making world's first pure metal computer based on GMR technology. I dreamed of making a quantum computer that can have billions of times computing power as our desktop PCs.

Fifth Week Blues, Beetroot Soup and a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

As I trawl through my Russian grammar books, revelling in the complexities of the perfective and imperfective case, deciphering letters that look more like variations of stick men and desperately try not to sound like a Welshman when speaking the language, I take a moment to remember "Dare 2 B Different" and consider its future successes.

Creating Women Role Models in Games

Sophia George | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia George

Growing up, I was fascinated with computers and gaming, mostly due to encouragement from my parents who saw computing as being an increasingly relevant skill to learn. However, the only famous individuals in tech that I knew about were men like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. As a child I felt that it was strange that I was interested in computers, probably because I had no role models to look up to.

Women of the Future

Abi S. Wright | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

It is more than 30 years since women were granted the right to equal pay in the UK and it is generally accepted that there is still more work to be done to redress thousands of years of imbalance

Open-mouthed Feminism

Molly Case | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Molly Case

Without becoming too tangential to the centre of my discussion, I want to briefly identify that this is not a diatribe against Holly Willoughby, against somebody who is doing their job as a television personality, but rather she features since she is part of the show and thus, playing "the only game that exists."

Inspiring the Women of the Future, Today

Neev Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neev Spencer

When I was recently asked to speak at the annual Women of the Future Ambassadors event, I immediately knew I had quite a task on my hands. Being told I'm a 'role model' is one thing but actually getting up and offering guidance to the young ladies of tomorrow is quite another.

What Makes a Woman of the Future?

Pinky Lilani OBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pinky Lilani OBE

For me, the stand-out qualities of a 'Woman of the Future' are much more personal than just a list of achievements and career highlights. It is qualities such as kindness, warmth, integrity and ethics that really helps set candidates apart.

Are Mental Health Patient Costumes for Halloween?

Dr Angelica Ronald | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Angelica Ronald

I hope that scientific progress will soon have an even better grasp of what causes conditions such as autism and schizophrenia. Just as the important Time to Change programme is saying, one way to help individuals already with these conditions quite directly, today, is not to stigmatise, isolate or bully them.

What Will Your Journey Be? Why We Should All Get in Touch With Our Inner Adventurer

Sarah Outen | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Outen

Right now I am on a mission to loop the planet using human power, by rowing boat, bike and kayak. But this isn't just my journey - it's a shared one, engaging schools and people of all ages the world over to be more adventurous and get outside.

Cracking the Fashion Industry and the Things That Matter Most

Claire Watt-Smith | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Watt-Smith

I wanted to create something from scratch that I could be proud of. My dream had always been to build a British luxury lifestyle brand that was the antithesis of the prevailing fast fashion trend at the time and I felt that then was my opportunity.

Nailing It: Why the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow are Inspiring Me Today

Thea Green | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Thea Green

Throughout the early stages of my career, strong and ambitious women were my role models. If I could achieve half of what they had, then I'd be happy, so being placed in the same bracket as them, and being told that, as a Woman of the Future, I too am a role model for young women, was a real highlight in my career.

Sex and The City: Closing the Gender Gap in Finance

Sam Smith | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Smith

Since the publication of Lord Davies' Women on Boards report we have heard endless talk over the best way to combat this deficiency, with imposing female quotas at the forefront of this debate. But ultimately, and in the long-term, do they damage or promote women's interests?

A Leg-Up for the Start-Up - Using My Award to Make a Difference

Hayley Gait-Golding | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Gait-Golding

What is equally important to us as a business is the support of fellow females on a global scale. As last year's Entrepreneurial Women of the Future winner, I have ensured that one of our key roles at BEAR continues to be inspiring and supporting the employment of primarily single mothers in rural developing countries, where few opportunities exist.

She Means Business

Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe

Although this year marks a new high for female CEOs, women still run just 3.6 % of Fortune 500 companies. The global percentage of female executives has with much difficulty, ticked above 10% for the first time, this year. The survey of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) found that 73% of female respondents felt barriers still existed for women seeking senior management and board-level positions in the UK. So what helped me break through?

Living My Dream - Nine Steps to Success

Zoe Jackson | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jackson

It's been a whirlwind six years. I was 16 when I founded my business, Living the Dream Performing Arts Company, back in 2006. I'd been offered a place at the National Youth Theatre and, unfortunately (or not so, with hindsight!) I didn't have the means to fund my own course fees.

Keeping Abreast of It - Why Running a Nationwide Charity Is Worth Every Effort

Kris Hallenga | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kris Hallenga

I always chuckle when I am referred to as the 'Chief Executive Officer' of CoppaFeel!. I suppose that title still conjures up old school images of a fat man, sitting behind his desk, smoking a cigar - certainly not a job title I thought I'd ever be crowned with when I skipped away from my higher national diploma in travel and tourism management and into the 'real world'.