New Chair And Deputy Chair Of Women On Boards Review Appointed

  The Chair of GlaxoSmithKline, and former Chair of RBS and Sainsbury’s, Sir Philip Hampton, has been appointed to lead an independent review on increasing representation of women in the executive level of FTSE 350 companies, the Government has announced. Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM, will take on the role of Deputy Chair to… Read full story

New Research Finds Promising Start For Shared Parental Leave

According to new research carried out by work-life balance charity Working Families more than two third of employers are supportive of shared parental leave (67%), There were 79 respondents to the survey with 940,494 employees represented in total. Responses were given by those with HR responsibilities and organisations from a wide range of sectors responded, including… Read full story

The 2015 FDM everywoman In Technology Award Winners Are Announced

The winners of the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards were announced in London yesterday. The 2015 winners are as follows: The 2015 Woman of the Year -  Lt Cdr Roxane Heaton RN, Synthetics Training Policy Staff Officer, Royal Navy, from Portsmouth, who joined the Armed Forces following a successful banking career and has been… Read full story

PWC Women In Work Index – UK Regains Highest Position Since 2000

The UK has risen to 14th position out of 27 OECD countries increasing female labour participation, up four places on last year, according to the latest edition of PwC’s annual Women in Work Index. PwC’s research shows that the improvement in the UK’s performance was largely due to the strengthening economic recovery and a reduction… Read full story

Santander And Cause4 Launch Support Programme For Female Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprises And Small Business

The partnership announced today between Cause4 and Santander will focus on three areas: Women in Breakthrough Network – a new female entrepreneurship network and mentoring programme for ambitious female entrepreneurs. The Women in Breakthrough Network includes a mentoring programme by high-growth female entrepreneurs for SMEs, as well as a UK-wide series of debates and networking… Read full story

Female Entrepreneurs Poised To Create Jobs in 2015

According to a survey of 1000 businesswomen, 14% of female-led businesses say hiring new staff is a key priority for 2015. The research also reveals that two thirds of female SME business owners and leaders in the UK have ambitious goals for their business for the coming year. Research shows that people are 42% more… Read full story

Today Is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week today, 19th November 2014 is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Events will be held around the world highlighting and celebrating women’s role in business as innovators, and their contribution to the world economy. As an entrepreneur there are various challenges to face at all levels of business. You may be looking… Read full story