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Where are all the Black/Asian Women in Business?

I recently watched the amazing “Hidden Figures” which has given more of a profile to the black American women who were integral to the...
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We truly are getting ‘too old for this’

Aside from the wrinkles, the dodgy hips and the muffled sound of voices as our hearing slowly fails us, old age truly doesn’t come...
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The “Gender” ration Game

Why being born female is bad for your financial wealth Back in January I wrote about how shocked I’d been at reading the Chartered Insurance...
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An interview with Victoria Usher

It was a wet grey Monday morning as I made my way through the Pantiles at Tunbridge Wells heading towards the offices of GingerMay...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Theresa Farrenson

Born in Winchester, Hampshire, our Inspirational Woman in Risk interview this month is with Theresa Farrenson, technology business partner at Aon. Your current role/short bio: Technology...
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Getting your new venture off the ground

Arguably the biggest challenge in leaving your secure well-paid job behind and starting out on your own is funding. You have rent to pay,...

Recruiting Gen Z and the importance of Brand value – HR...

When you think of the value of your brand, the common response is immediately to think about how well known you are to your...
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Unleashing innovation in the energy sector

It’s been documented in many articles that the energy sector has challenges with gender diversity. This has seen the sector less open to new...
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Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager says women should cry more in the...

Clinton’s campaign manager says women should “cry more” in the workplace: insight from Ben Edwards business coach and motivational speaker. The former head of communications...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Adeola Ajayi

This month Adeola Ajayi, Advocacy Manager at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), shares who inspired her the most, how she came to work...

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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,...

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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Vorwerk

Wanting a career which played to her strengths as a mum and businesswoman, Katie Vine took what many might deem as being a courageous...

The future needs a face

It was a true pleasure to be able to present at the BIBA conference in May. To my delight the room was busy and...

More than just a day job

There are lots of good reasons to consider a more agile and flexible workforce making sure you attract the best talent to your team....

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...

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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...

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...

How to use LinkedIn to maximise sales

Many people don’t realise it, but LinkedIn is probably one of the most underused and undervalued resources for bringing in a steady and compounding...

The Business Café

95% of the UK’s Business population is a Micro Business. In fact 75% of those are sole traders. The heroes of our economy, amazing...

New to Leadership?

Is there such a thing as a natural born leader? Leaders are people who inspire others to take action, who instil confidence in people's...

Marketing or PR?

What's the difference? Why do I need both? Marketing and PR… what’s the difference? Which one do we need in our business? Which one is...

Dame Kelly Holmes and Cafe 1809

When we first featured Kent’s own Dynamic Dame, Kelly Holmes, on the cover of the third edition of KWIB magazine, we knew she was...

Constructive Career Development

People who forge ahead in a successful career have adopted certain levels of behaviour that help them stay one step ahead of the competition;...

10 behaviours of un-stoppable entrepreneurs

 There are different types of people; those who talk about their great ideas but never get started, those that give up at the first...

Should you appear in a fly on the wall documentary?

Reality TV used to mean being locked in a house built by Channel 4, alongside individuals with no discernable talent, other than being mediocre...

The 7 most common interview questions… and how to answer them

Earlier in 2015 we ran a survey questioning both interviewers and interviewees about the most common questions they ask or have been asked. Here’s...

Give your business the S factor

Success isn’t a ‘given’ when you start a business, it’s something that is achieved when you know where you’re heading and have identified the...

Crowdfunding for Creatives

You have a creative idea, it costs money to get it off the ground, money that you don't have to invest. Is there any...

Learning The Language of Business

If you asked a hundred warriors on the Business Battlefield what brought them here, you'd get a hundred different answers - but we can...

Funny Women Rising

I have been battling with the misconception that women aren’t funny for over 13 years. Sometimes it seems longer, because it is still harder...

Is cash not the same as profit?

For many, this is so confusing – if  a company is profitable, does this not mean that these profits are in the bank? You hear...

Customer Experience vs Customers’ Experience

Customer Experience or CX is defined in Wikipedia as the “product of an interaction between an organization and a customer (business or consumer) over...

Top tips before signing an agreement for your business premises

There are many different type of leases or agreements for occupying business premises, whether offices, retail, industrial or something else. The more traditional arrangement is...

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...

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