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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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Giving up the day job – Christina Mackay explains…

Is it time to pack in the 9-5 and start being your own boss? Entrepreneurship is thriving and it’s a great time to launch...

Can a successful businesswoman utilise both power and softness?

A woman’s true advantage is that she can draw upon her softness and strength in equal measure when, and where, it is needed. More...

Gender pay gap goes unchecked by construction organisations

A non-traditional occupation for women, is one in which only 25% or fewer employees are female. Taxi drivers, surgeons, construction workers, drivers - these...

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,...

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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...
Katie Vine and Dean Cowell out in the field showcasing Vorwerk products

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...

I married a micro-enterprise

Growing up in a family-run business set Chubb’s Ruth Polyblank on course to launch a ground-breaking digital insurance initiative to help the UK’s smallest...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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