Womens Empowerment

Journey of Change

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

For many of us in Team SCA, that life-defining moment has been being part of the Volvo Ocean Race...

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.

A Woman Coaching In the NFL? The Impressive Achievements of Jen Welter

Gordon Bryan | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Summer 2015, and the Arizona Cardinals make an announcement about a coaching intern. Nothing too exciting about that you might think, but you'd be wrong, because this was an announcement that lit up social media, and even made the press here in the UK!

Battling with Belief in Business? My Top Six Ways to Power Through Doubt

Bev James | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Bev James

When building a business, possessing qualities such as perseverance, determination and resilience are helpful, but how can we battle on when doubtful thoughts takeover, causing us to question our abilities and lose sight of the big picture?

How Embracing Your Background Can Empower Your Life: May J. Talks About Her Mixed Race Heritage, Music, and Pursuing Her Dreams.

Emma Leverton | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Achieving a dream career requires determination and drive, and when we look towards success it's easy to forget that our histories are much more than ...

Why Women Role Models Still Matter

Syl Saller | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Syl Saller

Women have discovered that waiting for the world to do the right thing is not sufficient. That it's not enough to have equal rights and demonstrable proof that gender balance benefits employers. We have found out the hard way that only if you actively intervene do you begin to move towards true equality.

Tibetans Play Alongside Chinese at International Football Event

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Sport
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

With the Women's World Cup reaching it's final game, there is one women's team for whom football is not only a beautiful game but a beautiful way to b...

The Power of Teamwork

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

You can achieve a lot when all hands are on deck and our journey in the Volvo Ocean Race is proof of the full extent of girl power. However, instead of Scary, Baby, Posh and Ginger, Team SCA has Drivers, Trimmers, a Navigator and a Skipper.

Why Coaching Is About Becoming the Very Best Version of Yourself

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

After a few years of coaching and helping hundreds of individuals, I want to share my insights into what coaching is for me and why I believe it can help you become the very best version of yourself.

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

Meet Sally Barkow

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Sally grew up sailing on the lake close to her home. From there she went into youth classes to high school and colleague sailing. Eventually Sally progressed to Olympic sailing and stepped into the professional match racing circuit where she could race for a living. With a CV bursting with sailing experience, it's perhaps no surprise she is now in integral member of Team SCA.

The Winning 'Sprint'

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

We won! This morning we arrived in Lorient in France, which is our current stopover destination. The best thing about Lorient so far? We got there first!

The Power of Self-Approval

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Do you approve of yourself? Do you approve of the way you live your life, your choices, how you treat others, conduct your relationships, how you take care of yourself, your level of honesty, your career choice, or your values? If you don't, hello disillusionment...hello Burnout!

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.

Cheap Textiles Come at a High Price

Ruby Wright | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Ruby Wright

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Ten Things to Love (or Hate) About Being an Onboard Reporter

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

It's November 2012 and I'm at the central station in Stockholm, Sweden, waiting for a train to take me to my base camp and home city Gothenburg. I've just spent the last two days at an indoor sailing boat show learning about what is up-and-coming in the market for a piece in the next issue of Search Magazine...

Racing Around the Clock

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

After a while you get used to this pattern of behaviour and you quickly learn to sleep in small chunks at a time. It's phsically and mentally challenging but vital in these final few weeks as the clock prepares to strike - marking the end of our amazing journey.

More Exciting Than Christmas

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Think about all of the excitement and anticipation that you feel on Christmas Eve. Now, times that feeling by a hundred and you will understand what it felt like just before we sailed into Newport, Rhode Island.

Were Women Winners in the 2015 Election?

Frances Scott | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Women now have 43 more seats. They hold 191 (29%) of the 650 seats, up from 148 (23%) before the Election. Of the main parties Labour leads the way with 99 women MPs (43%), SNP next, with 20 women accounting for 36% of their MPs and then the Conservatives with 68 women accounting for 21% of their seats. The 2015 Election has been ground breaking for women's political participation in other ways too...

Onwards and North-wards

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Time does a strange thing offshore. Sometimes time flies by--where there are not enough hours in the day - and other days creep by. Some days repeat themselves so much that you could swear you are the living rendition of the blockbuster film, Groundhog Day. It feels as if we have had one week to go until Newport, RI USA for at least two weeks.

Electric Buzz

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

There is a contagious buzz at the moment on board Team SCA--and I don't think it's because of the food. On second thoughts, part of it may be related to food, but I think this is mainly down to the fact we have less than 10 days to go until we get to eat pancakes in America!

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.

Arrival

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

We have arrived: exhausted, broken, alive, and relieved. After twenty two days at sea, Team SCA finally arrived in Itajai, Brazil. An emotionally overwhelming moment mixed with relief, excitement, and a tinge of sadness.

8 Kick-Ass Quotes From Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hillary Clinton has declared she'll be running for President in 2016. And, quite frankly, we're excited about it. After all, the prospect o...

Face Your Fears

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

When everything happened it was wet, brutal and cold and we were surfing down the swell in 20 to 25 knots. We were happily speeding along when we had a few small wipe outs. I looked out at the girls on deck - they were struggling, scared, and you could literally cut the tension with a knife...