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Bridging the gap for women in tech

As a professional woman who has worked in the technology sector for more than a decade, I am still astonished by the...

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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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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Inspirational Women in Risk – Elaine Casaprima

This month we hear from Elaine Casaprima, Managing director, head of Bowring Marsh Continental Europe & Middle East, on how she gives the organisation an...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Sian Fisher

This month we hear from Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, on how she gives the organisation an authentic sense of purpose...
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Who needs a dragon when there’s angels around? An interview with...

KWIB spoke to Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and award-winning facilitator of SMEs. We got to know all about...
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Ania Jeffries on Understanding the Virtue of Voice

On the day of the 1991 Cannon Street train crash, 2 people were killed and a further 542 passengers were injured. Ania Jeffries was...
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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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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 and Recruiters take...

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...

Susannah meets Dominic King

It was a pleasure to meet Dom outside the Radio studio and get to understand what makes him tick, what makes him happy, and...

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...

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Having children is career suicide

It’s a sad state of affairs that in the twenty-first century, we’re seeing quotes like this. But we’re not surprised. Flexible roles still seem...

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...

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...

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...

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