Womens Empowerment

Learning About Feminism: My Mum and Laurie Penny

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

My mum seemed to embody what I believed to be the stereotypically oppressed woman. In my youthful naivety, I assumed that nine to five employment was the sole source of female empowerment and that my mum had therefore abandoned any claim to feminism. I told her all this, of course, and she proceeded to correct my assumptions.

Journalism 101 for the Times of India: Boobs Aren't News

Priyanka Mogul | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyanka Mogul

It's a sad day when I - a journalism student - am able to say with absolute confidence that I know more about what makes "news" than India's leading national paper. I don't mean to imply that I'm a journalism guru, but recent events have proved it's not very difficult for anyone to claim they have a better sense of the news agenda than the Times Of India.

The Hidden Magic in the Void

Sarah Dyer | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Dyer

Ever wonder why one minute life is flowing. You're being who you want to be not who the World wants you to be, opportunities are showing up, the right people seem to cross your path. Life is good.

Six Feminine Ways to Survive and Flourish in Business

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Magdalena Glistak

When a woman joins a business, whether that is a corporate business or a small company, she has a choice to adapt and conform to the majority of people there (read men) or to stay herself and bring her gifts while remaining in tune with who she is...

How Much Sex Is Too Much Sex?

Lozzy Squire | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lozzy Squire

Sex when you're a single female usually follows one of two extremes: you're either getting too little and gagging for it or getting too much and gagging on it...

World Contraception Day in Madagascar

Laura Robson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Robson

The message of World Contraception Day is empowering: "It's your life; it's your future; know your options." But let's take this to the next level. Let's come together to ensure that no one stops at knowing their options but that all of us, no matter where in the world we live, can act on this knowledge and freely choose when we have children and how many children we have.

The Evolution of an Issue - Live from the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative

Payal Dalal | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

2014 marks my tenth year attending the CGI. When former US President William J. Clinton first launched the initiative back in 2005, it broke down many of the silos that existed within the development community. Policy makers, academics, and private sector leaders began to have honest discussions. Relationships began, and partnerships emerged.

The Power Behind a Man's Purpose

Becky Walsh | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

It would be wrong to stop women being fabulous achievers; in fact it is the feminine energy that will bring about world peace. We have been living with the beat of the drum for a long time. It is now time for a shift in the dynamic from masculine power to feminine.

Seven Things Successful People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

How do you explain when others are able to achieve great things that seem to defy all the assumptions? Some people are better placed, much smarter, more academic, wittier, more connected, yet don't succeed...

Why We Need More Feminine Qualities in the Workplace

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

For years I worked in the places without feminine qualities and I had enough of it. In those places there is a lack of a real connection, understanding, acknowledging and supporting each other. It's time for a change.

How to Get Anything From Any Man

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

As a stylist, I know image matters. Over the years my knowledge has helped many of my clients improve their personal or business image to achieve their goals & desires. Women and men think differently, we all clearly know that.

Channel Your Inner Hepburn!

Sarah Dyer | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Dyer

How many of us go around living through someone else, or through our conditioned responses, thinking that things have to be a certain way or worrying about what others think? And stop ourselves from doing so much in fear of how things might turn out?

Just Add Women

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

There is precedent for women to play a principle role in paving the way for peace: prominent historical examples can be found in Northern Ireland, Liberia and Argentina. But even more than grassroots movements, there's an international legal basis for women to have greater involvement in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security

Feeling a Bit Fed Up? Try This...

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Well our British summer now appears to be over, and Autumn is on it's way. It doesn't mean we have to let it get us down though!

Entrepreneurs need like minded friends!

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK
Michaela Jedinak

I am co founder of leading personal style site www.joyofclothes.com and my own fashion label www.michaelajedinak.com I have been now an entrepreneu...

How to Make a Great Decision... Every Time

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is made up of a million decisions. Some of them are big decisions, like whether you want to have children, and what you want to do for a living, and others are little decisions, like what to have for breakfast, or what to watch at the cinema this Saturday.

Want to Pursue a Career Change at Mid Life But Don't Know What to Do? - Ask Your 15 Year Old Self

Carol Stewart | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

When I made my mid life career change after spending 28 years working in the same organisation, it was to pursue the thing that I was most passionate about and having now reconnected with my 15 year old self, I now realise that was the path I really wanted to pursue back then.

Turkey's Women Tweet the Last Laugh

Kat Lister | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Kat Lister

Over the last month, thousands have taken to social media to campaign against Arinc's controversial speech by posting laughing selfies. When Turkey's Deputy in command says laughing is unchaste, he's raising the gender equality stakes ever higher and out-of-reach.

Tory MP David Ruffley To Stand Down After 'Protracted Media Debate' About Assault

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general electi...

The Power Dressing Code For Women With Authority!

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Jedinak

I believe every woman is different and has her own personal style DNA and therefore needs individual, personalised advice on how to create visual balance. I have always been passionate about giving women the relevant advice and the tools to dress themselves in the best way, to create a streamlined look using a woman's individual body shape and colouring.

From 'Pramface' to Professor: Look What Can Happen If We Support Teenage Mothers Instead of Stigmatising Them....

Alex Blakemore | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Blakemore

Being at university was very different from being at home changing nappies and reading stories to my three babies... Investing in young mums (and dads too) by giving support, encouragement and free or affordable full-time childcare is vital, as is removing barriers to education. Who knows what those other young women - insultingly known as "pramfaces" - could turn out to be if they were helped and supported as I was.

Acting up at The Poor School Can Make You 'Rich'

Lynne Parker | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

What does matter is what you take away from it. Four days away from emails and social media banter made for a very welcome break and to spend an hour working out where my diaphragm exists in my body, or sing about 'Clambake' surrounded by assorted foreign accents puts a whole new perspective on life.

We Like The FDNY Firefighter Calendar A Whole Lot More This Year...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time a female firefighter will grace the pages of the FDNY charity calendar - and, can we add, she looks mighty fabulous. Danae Mines...

How to Dress For Success

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Jedinak

My mission is to empower all women to dress for success by encouraging them to dress towards their body strengths rather than weaknesses and stop comparing themselves to others and playing the daily guessing game " does that look good on me".

Women Changing the World One Word at a Time

Rebecca Laura Cracknell | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Laura Cracknell

It may surprise you to hear that, as a woman living in the 21st Century, I had spent my entire life believing that Feminism didn't concern me. I thought the issue (yep, just the one!) had gone away. At school, I could wear trousers just like the boys if I wanted to. Of course, I didn't, they were horrible, but the option was there if I felt that strongly about it. I didn't.