Summer Review: Recap & Move Forward

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It’s September! Christmas is around the corner! Where has the year gone? We hope you’ve had a lovely summer! It’s been a hive of activity here as we juggle preparing for our National Awards programme and finding time to enjoy the summer sunshine. We’ve come back refreshed and raring to go! If you are feeling…

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The gender debate is well and truly over

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“The gender debate is well and truly over ” Those were the words of Saatchi & Saatchi executive Kevin Roberts at an interview with the Business Insider magazine.

Kevin has since found himself in deep waters after making these comments and has since resigned. I was surprised by his comments but then again I should not be because you just have to scratch the surface to realise that this is what a lot of leaders think – mostly men and some women.

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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….

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Managing Unconscious Bias

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As an organisation whose sole purpose is to help other organisations overcome the results of years of unconscious bias that has led to an unequal playing field for women in business, we were particularly impressed with Facebooks move to release a fantastic, FREE training on managing unconscious bias in the work place. The training demonstrates…

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Courage, Happiness And Your Success At Work

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Yesterday’s inspirational speaker lunch has really sparked a bit of self reflection for us here at Forward Ladies. Suzy Greaves, business owner and editor of Psychologies Magazine shared the 5 Cs to happiness. Courage was the first C she shared and one of the ways to achieving true happiness in life. Courage may mean different…

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