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Female Entrepreneurs in Property

There can’t be many of us who’ve not sat avidly watching Kevin McCloud’s “Grand Designs” on Channel Four and wondered if...

6 ways to challenge the gender pay gap in 2019

A new study by TUC suggests the average woman works ‘for free’ for the first two months of the year as it...

Opening doors to the female franchise revolution

What do you get when more women take the plunge and start their own business? No punchline here - as the answer...

Rise of the female CEO

According to a Companies House survey of over 5 million, men are still 3 times more likely to be in control of...
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The green fingered entrepreneur

The term entrepreneur is used quite frequently these days but is there a true meaning to the word? The Cambridge dictionary has...

It’s time for womenpower in the luxury automotive sector

The luxury motor industry is a very glamorous one, yet despite this it has the reputation of being a very male dominated...
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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...

Recent Articles

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How to slay in the Dragon’s Den – Christina Mackay

In order to secure investment, you will need to apply to many angel networks or VCs. You should try to attend networking events where...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Rose St Louis

This month we hear from Rose St Louis on her role as head of partnership at Zurich Insurance, her bronze medal with England Netball...

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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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...

What the pay gap looks like in Britain

The deadline for all businesses employing more than 250 people to reveal their Gender Pay Gap data is now upon us and a hot...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Dame Inga Beale

If you were ever looking for an industry as a last bastion where men in navy blue suits dominate and there are challenges around...
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Wowed by Working Women – Mum and Working Awards

It is appropriate that in the same week as International Women’s Day, that What’s On 4 Ltd held their Mum and Working Awards hosted...

Can Introverts be great speakers?

Professional speaking coach Aly Harrold shares her views on why she thinks introverts make the best speakers and provides tips to help both those...

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...

Dover Port

I suppose, traditionally, the ports industry wasn’t seen as a natural destination of choice for career women. The popular images of working docks have always...

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,...

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....

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 NoiseWith 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...
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