It's time to think forward

The brand new Forward Ladies is dedicated to the training and development of women in business. Much more than just networking.

Much more than networking

We run local events and conferences throughout the UK. We have our signature International Women Day events which have attracted world class speakers like Cherie Blair, Germaine Greer and others.

Developing your skills

We work closely with a number of bluechip companies to develop their female staff and also help them engage better with their female customers.

Take home an award

The Forward Ladies’ Women in Business Awards recognise the achievements of professional business women in the North West of England, the Isle of Man and Yorkshire and the North East.

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Newcastle awards overview

And the Winners of the Yorkshire & North East Regional Heats Of The Forward Ladies National Women In Business Awards Are …

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Outstanding business women in Yorkshire have been recognised at the prestigious Forward Ladies Yorkshire and North East Women in Business Awards (WIBA) regional final. Hosted by ITV News presenter Charlene White, the glittering awards for the Yorkshire and North East heat took place at The Crowne Plaza in Newcastle today (29 September), where 77 entrepreneurial…


Our members have spoken! The charities we’ll be supporting through our national Women In Business Awards programme are…..

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Many thanks to all who took the time to vote for this year’s WIBA charities. At the end of the polls we had two outstanding winners who attracted over 50% of the votes. Girls Out Loud were the clear winners with 255 (33%) votes followed by Maggie’s Centres who came second with 157 (21%) votes….


Where have all the women gone? Why the lack of women in STEM is hurting our economy

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The UK is facing a drastic shortage of skills within the STEM industries. ‘The State of Engineering’, report issued by Engineering UK has projected that the shortage of skills in STEM fields could cost the UK economy up to £27bn a year! Companies need to be hiring 182,000 engineers annually until 2022 – where are…

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Corporate membership

Enrol your female workforce, access all the benefits of standard membership and promote your companies brand to thousands of women in the UK.

Standard membership

Become a Forward Lady and get access to Free Members Only Events and 30 - 50% Off All Events. Network with all the other Forward Ladies and get a profile on our website. Login and see members only content and a monthly webinar.

Peer Club Membership

Become a member of a local peer group and get all the benefits of standard membership, along with a monthly peer group session to work through business issues and accelerate your growth.

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