Womens Empowerment

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 23.07.2014 | 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 22.07.2014 | 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 21.07.2014 | 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 17.07.2014 | 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 16.07.2014 | 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.

Women Make Great Leaders - Now They Just Need to Start Believing It

Marianne Stenger | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

The fact that women are vastly under-represented in high-level leadership positions is well-known, but the exact reason for it is still the subject of much debate.

How to Love and Accept Your Body

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Whatever your shape, size or age, if you're a woman - you've probably wanted, and perhaps even tried, to change your body. So, why is this? Why do we see them as a 'something', an object, to be abused, treated badly, and even fought with. Something that can even determine our level of self worth.

These Kids Prove There's Nothing Sissy About Throwing 'Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If someone told you to run 'like a girl', would you demonstrate a stride to rival that of an athlete or flap your arms about like a deranged chicken? ...

Confessions of a Feminist Beyoncé Fan

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

No one is perfect, not even feminists. Yes, she should be held to account for these mistakes, but does this devalue the rest of her feminist actions? I don't think so. Germaine Greer has made some downright offensive comments about transgender people and FGM, but that doesn't make The Female Eunuch irrelevant.

Despite War and Famine, Young People in South Sudan Have Not Given Up

Mary Suat | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Mary Suat

When I was born, 18 years ago, my country did not exist. Sudan and South Sudan were all one big nation, the largest in Africa, but already there was always fighting between the south and the rest. My family left our home in Akobo state, one of the most violent areas and moved to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, which was much safer.

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

How to Manage Catcalling

Millicent Binks | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Millicent Binks

As women we've all experienced catcalling and street harassment. Sometimes its mild and sometimes its extremely vulgar. When its bad and I'm in a particularly bad mood I wish I could pull a sawed-off shotgun out from under my floral dress, point it at the lowlife and say, "not so pretty now am I!" but in reality I can't do this.

It's Time to do Something About the Gender Pay Gap

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

I'm pretty touchy about this not only because me being paid less than a man on the basis of gender is discriminatory and illegal, but also because I know for a fact that I've been a victim of pay discrimination simply because of my gender.

How a School Bus Service Is Keeping Girls Safe in Rural India

Katie McQue | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie McQue

Afsana is 16 and has just heard she has passed grade nine of her secondary school. This is cause for celebration because she is the first female from the Indian village of Mehluka to achieve this level of education.

Reaction to Kirstie Allsopp's 'Ditch University and Have a Baby By 27'

Rose Taylor | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Taylor

I am a firm believer in doing whatever is right for you in life with regards to career decisions and when to start a family, there should be no rules or guidelines, and no one should be frowned upon for their choices in life. As a result, it is no wonder that I disagree with Kirstie Allsopp's 'advice' to young girls about having a baby by 27 and ditching university.

Are Women Truly Becoming Empowered?

Rose Taylor | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

One of the most significant discussions today is women's equality and empowerment and has become a leading issue in the new global economy. Despite copious NGO's and local charities working for women's rights and empowerment, the extent to which such institutions are successful is variable.