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The art of persuasion

We’ve all been there; browsing in a shop, wandering around a car showroom or that unsolicited phone call – we get hijacked by an...

Architect Liz Gibney’s design philosophy

When we think of modern architecture, it’s often the very grand statement pieces that spring to mind – like those that force...

Is there change in the bank for women in finance?

If there was a chart that ranked gender imbalance in terms of sector, finance would certainly be up there high on the...
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The inspiration for a lifetime in cardiology

The NHS is seldom out of the news whether it is to highlight a chronic shortage of staff, the lack of funding,...
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Figuring out what life’s all about

Real life is seldom as it is in the fairy tales – but one thing is for sure, it is what you...
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Tulsi Naidu shares what’s important

Tulsi Naidu Born: Calcutta, India Your current role: I am CEO of Zurich Insurance in the UK. My work is about setting strategic direction for our...

Hither Mann, Forex Trader explains…

I became a self-made millionaire by the age of 25. I have forged a successful career in Forex Trading. I am a life coach...
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Claire McDonald on what’s important

Born: Lewisham Your current role: Global head of operations and global practice leader, Allianz Multinational – at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. I look after insurance...

Why women should consider franchising

I have been in the franchise industry now for 20 years, and in in this time, I have witnessed the industry become a colourful...
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Hephzi Pemberton CEO of Equality Group tells us more

“I think my childhood opened up my horizons early on and made me really quite open minded and inclusive and connected to people –...
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Deepti Vohra on making it in the UK

This month we hear from Deepti Vohra, Director at PwC, on the challenges she faced after an education in India in making it in the...

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Zero hour contracts and the rise of the Super Mum

Zero hour contracts? Sounds like a modern-day ‘Victorian workhouse’ to me! When we think of zero hour contracts, often the image that comes to mind...
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Top tips in recruitment

Hiring the right person for the job can be an expensive and time consuming process. The last thing that you want to do is...
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‘Self-less’ workers and the rise of robots

With the impending doom of automation in the workplace, KWIB asks what it means for our jobs, and what it means for our self-worth. Let...
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Measuring your business for investment

You need to set a ‘pre-money valuation’ before you seek equity financing.­­­ This is because the investor needs to know how much of the...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Barbara Schönhofer MBE

Born in Elmers End, Beckenham, Kent, our Inspirational Woman in Risk interview this month is with Barbara Schönhofer MBE, CEO Schönhofer and chairman of Insurance...

100 year’s on for women and politics

2018 marks the 100 year anniversary since some women in the UK were given the right to vote – provided that they were over 30...

Supporting Guatemalan women weaving their way to success with Zacapa rum

With International Women's Day now upon us, acclaimed photographer Nicolee Drake captures the women hand-crafting one of the world's best-tasting, premium dark spirits. In the lush, green grasslands of Guatemala,...

Where are all the women investors?

Women own almost half of the UK's wealth. This fact alone is quite astonishing since only 100 years ago women couldn't vote not much...

Securing the next generations financial future

No more ostriches - the elephant in the room has to be dealt with. Time really has come to take the bull by the...
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Wanting a career which played to her strengths as a mum and businesswoman, Katie Vine took what many might deem as being a courageous...

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Women in the workplace

RADA in Business recently conducted some research into the views and experiences of business people across the UK, and discovered revealing insights around how...

Autumn 2017 Awards!

Getting nominated, celebrating excellence, mingling with the ‘movers and the shakers’ and those fabulous women making it all happen! By Suzanne Borrell On October 4...

Social Notworking

My son recently announced that he was considering quitting Facebook because it takes up too much time and disconnects him from the real world....

An interview with Francesca Watson

We had the pleasure of meeting the founder of SevenoaksMums.com. Find out why Francesca Watson set up the website and why, for her, community...

Breadth over height equals great career management

When we talk about career management, I would propose that the single most important word we need to remember is ‘control’ and, to be...

Women know your limits!

I loved the Fast Show, stupid humour at its best – a tongue in cheek sketch requesting women know their place, sarcastic views of...

Gary Turner From Xero to Hero

Gary Turner is UK co-founder and managing director of Xero, the revolutionary accounting software taking the world by storm. He has shown that what...

Shh…

Anthea McCarten, aged 45 years, is the founder and manager of Restore the Years, a qualified therapeutic counsellor and author; she is a survivor...

Women in business: the numbers

Research by the Women’s Business Council has shown that the UK economy is missing out on more than 1.2 million new enterprises due to...

Making the web happen for you

Hi, my name is Wanda Ross, Operations Director of …Happen Web Technologies – a bespoke, full-service development house based in Tonbridge. With a wealth...

Tiny Dancers

I own Diddi Dance which I started in 2003 when, as a teacher of dance, I realised a gap existed in the dancing arena...

Lulu Prima Presents

We welcome Laura Williams, aka Lulu Prima to KWIB. Laura, who has her finger on the music and entertainment pulse, spends all of her...

Kent’s Premier Business Networking Event is Back!

Now in its 31st year, Kent B2B is the county’s premier business networking event and this year returns to the Ashford International Hotel. The event,...

Move over Dyson and Hoover

When it comes to vacuum cleaner brands, there’s a new kid on the carpet. German brand Vorwerk is taking the UK by storm with its...

Off to school & back to work

Ten2two introduces businesses to the hundreds of local professionals returning to the workplace. Playground Noise With over half a million children experiencing school for the first...

IoD Kent – Women need masculinity

...but not too much to succeed in the boardroom Women should possess a combination of feminine and masculine skills and attributes to counter gender imbalance...

Streets ahead

We caught up with the International business woman, writer and stand up comedian to find out how she does it all. We all have the...

Rising star, problem child, cash cow and dog

This may sound like a description from one of the many parenting manuals as opposed to anything related to products and branding, however you...

Corporate to Blacksmith

Painted red nails, suit and high heels, this was Lizzie’s life up until she left her well paid corporate job to follow her dreams....

Thinking small

SMEs are often described as the life blood of the UK economy. But what do these business owners and their insurance providers really think...

Blurring boundaries – The challenge of working at home

I was born and grew up in Kent, a Kentish Maid no less. I moved to Buckinghamshire aged 18, when I left home to...

Introducing our new Wine Man, Stuart McCloskey

Whilst writing my debut article for this exciting, although rather daunting position (given the all-female readership, which is a new one for me) I...

Wellbeing Warriors

Raising the profile of workplace wellbeing The issue of workplace wellbeing is increasingly becoming a headline focus for businesses in Kent but do senior leaders...

Relaunching YOU from the inside out

I was wondering what to write about for my first article and then I got to thinking about the relaunch of the Women in...

NHS. Is it broken?

The UK has changed beyond recognition since the birth of the NHS in 1948. The population has grown, people are living longer, and prior...

Making a breakthrough

As a woman in business, you’ve probably attended at least one female-focused networking or support event. What did you think of it? Was it...

Funny Women – How laughter helps you go the extra mile

Success can be measured in many ways. My personal measure of somebody who is successful in life, work and all things, is a joyful...

Sometimes the best ideas are the completely BONKERS ones.

Nineteen years ago, my mum had the bonkers idea to use strips of plaster bandage to capture the shape of my enormous pregnant belly. Three...

Kent Women in Business Awards 2017

The 5th Kent Women in Business Awards has shown once again, that Business Women in this county are prepared to go above and beyond...

The gender debate – How far have we come?

Two years ago, we wanted to test the temperature of the world of business in the first ever Gender Debate. Dice Matrix Consulting and Ditto...

Fry on fashion

I’ve not only dipped my toes in the fashion world, I jumped in, head first, swallowed a ton of water but managed to doggy...

Lembit Öpik: a life less ordinary

Lembit Opik is famous for many things, a regular panelist on ‘Have I Got News for you’, the MP with the wonky jaw, the...

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