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How women can close the gender pay gap

UK companies with 250+ employees are now legally required to publish their gender pay gap data. And some already have... Goldman Sachs, for example,...

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,...

Gender equality network

Taking a wider perspective on gender issues Setting up a women’s forum can be a struggle. When, in 2014, we established our first Women’s Forum...

Breaking barriers

Lisa Farmer, Director of Strategic Development at Royal British Legion Industries Director of Strategic Development at Aylesford-based military and disability charity, Royal British Legion Industries,...

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...

Augmented Reality (AR)

When we look at the technology surrounding us today and the effect it has had on business marketing, it hard to believe social media...

Start your business with NO capital

The research and statistics show it; there has never been a better time to start a business. Women have always played an exceptionally important...

Mad for tech

I’ve been a Tech London Advocate (TLA) for a year or two now and it’s allowed me to make contact with the thousands of...

Embracing change

Lynda Shillaw joined Manchester Airports Group (MAG) as Divisional Chief Executive Officer for Property in June 2014. Lynda joined from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership...

Your early career

Sarah Beeny A lot can be said for how your first role shapes the rest of your career. And leading property and interiors expert, Sarah Beeny,...

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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...

Feathers, fitness & thrills

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon when I meet with “The Two Sam’s” (one male, one female, both equally fabulous). They are from Kent Women...

Keep calm and say no

When I am running Personal Effectiveness Courses and Assertiveness Workshops, what often comes up is how often we struggle to say no to other...

Applied Piper

Susannah Schofield had the pleasure of first meeting Lucy Piper at the Mum&Working Awards nearly three years ago, since then they have shared a...

Facing the future head on

An Englishman, an Italian, and an Icelander walk into a bar. As the committee of the University of Kent’s European Law Students’ Association (ELSA),...

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....

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...

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Introducing Sophie Walker

"The political landscape is changing..." The Women’s Equality Party (WEP), was co-founded earlier this year by author and journalist, Catherine Mayer, and broadcaster and author,...

An interview with Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel MBE is proof-positive that you don't need a business degree to build a successful brand After growing her business empire from scratch at...

Employment engagement

Creating a work environment where employees are committed to the values and goals of the organisation, while remaining motivated and actively contributing to the...

The role of the Non-executive Director

A Non-executive Director, (NED, NxD or External Director) sits on the board of directors within a company or organisation but does not form part...

In focus with Jo Schumann

Making the jump from a childcare employee to self-employed photographer - we interview Jo Schumann on the motivation behind her big step Have you always...

Fearful to FABULOUS at Finance

Finance is the language of business and a basic understanding of finance can be the difference between success and failure in any organisation. Let’s make 2017...

An interview with Zandra Rhodes

Zandra Rhodes, the iconic and brightly coloured fashion designer, opened the door to the penthouse above the Fashion and Textile Museum, which she founded...

Creating your career plan

Having a career plan is a clear way for you to understand and explore what it is that you want out of your working...

Returning to work?

A long absence out of the workplace, for whatever reason, doesn't mean opportunities aren't still available to you. If you are looking to return to...

An interview with James Caan

CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw and former Dragon in the ‘Den’ speaks to us about both employment and entrepreneurial success. What advice would you give to...

Travel suppliers failing female business travellers

New research highlights opportunities for significant improvement Hotels need to provide better inroom facilities. Airlines should provide more assistance with luggage. Both airlines and train...

Auto-Enrolment & pension Schemes, Employers be aware

As you may be aware, the government has introduced pension legislation that means all employers, regardless of size, have to automatically enrol their employees...

Instagram for business

Instagram has grown into one of the world’s largest social media networks and can work for your business Instagram is a place where you can...

The Snapchat Revolution: Is your business ready?

For those that haven’t heard of Snapchat, it’s the mobile app launched in 2011 that is now worth $19 billion. The app was initially very...

Pick another one liner

They say ‘go with your gut’ or ‘listen to your instincts’, ‘do what you think is right’…and there are a considerable amount of additional...

Marginal Gains: From Sport to Finance

We have to have some sporting analogies with the Olympics kicking off this Summer, don’t we? As a big cycling fan (the touring, tea and...

8 communication skills every entrepreneur should master

Most entrepreneurs are driven by a need to build something great, help other people, or leave something behind; no matter what the motivation, when...

Amanda Cottrell OBE

Do you remember the stories about a Kentish lady who walked her sheep across London Bridge back in 2008 and then again through the City...

If you’re in business, you’re in sales!

You DID it! You left that confining corporate job; you completed a business plan; you started your company and PRESTO...you're in business! As the iconic...

Is setting up a business all its cracked up to be?

Why do some people make a success of their ideas while others just never seem to get off the ground? Over the past year...

Setting up your Start-Up Business the right way

So, you have made the exciting decision to start your own business, so now what? It's time to think about the legal requirements in the...

Slaying your sales demon

If making sales calls fill you with dread, you can learn with commitment, the tools you need to make every call a success Many years...

Making outsourcing work for you

There has never been a better time to start up or run a business. The internet has opened up a whole new world of...

The seven steps to successful credit control

“Getting paid is the most important part of your business.” – Lord Alan Sugar It’s so frustrating, isn’t it? You’ve established your own business, you’re...

Speak up dear!

Hollywood, there was the equal pay debate, with Jennifer Lawrence calling it for female leads to get the same pay as men and Geena...

Mind the gap!

Meet the men and women who are redressing the UK’s gender imbalances At first glance, the fact that we have a female Prime Minister again...

Brexit opportunities

Whether the Brexit vote has left you jubilant or terrified, depending on what you wanted the outcome to be, the most important thing for...

Rosemary Shrager serves up a tasty dish for Kent –...

The celebrity chef and media personality tells Trevor Sturgess about the crucial role IoD Kent played in teaming her up with a business partner I’m...

The “F” Word..why businesses fail

Taking time to consider why a business can fail should be viewed positively. Knowing what could happen gives you the opportunity to put steps in...

At the top of your game in a world that is...

It was my absolute pleasure to give the Keynote Speech at KITA (Kent Independent Traders Awards) last month. Not only was the event filled with...

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