Helen Grime Named As Wigmore Hall’s First Female Composer In Residence

Helen Grime has been named as Wigmore Hall’s first female Composer in Residence for their 2016/2017 season . The Scottish composer, known for her music’s lyrical beauty, is the subject of Helen Grime Day (15 October), which includes Aviary Sketches, co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Grime has also written a new Piano Concerto for… Read full story

Anniversary Of Amy Johnson’s Death Marked in Home City And Beyond

Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) was a pioneer, a trail blazer and one of the most inspirational women of the 20th Century. Amongst other achievements and records as an aviator she was the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930. Today, 5th January, marks the 75th anniversary of her untimely death… 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

‘Mid-Life Pay Crisis’ Hits Female Managers

The results of the annual National Management Salary Survey by the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary specialists XpertHR, were published yesterday. The survey, which covers over 68,000 professional UK workers, shows the monetary value of the gap between men and women aged between 45 and 60 at £16,680 per year. The analysis would appear… Read full story

BBC Proms: Female Presenters, Conductors And A Family Concert

With less than two weeks before the tickets for the 2014 BBC Proms go on sale to the public there is a wide selection of classical concerts to chose from. A presenter line-up including female broadcasters such as Katie Derham (who will be the BBC’s lead presenter), Suzy Klein, Samaira Ahmed and Razi Iqbal. Soprano… Read full story

Women in Music Festival Taking Place in London

The Women in Music Festival will be taking place at the Royal College of Music in London this summer. Curated by RCM Junior Fellows the Albany Piano Trio the festival celebrates female composers through the ages. The concerts will be taking place on 1 and 2 July 2014.  They are free to attend but a ticket… Read full story

Global Law Firm Linklaters Named A Top Employer For Women In The UK By The Times And Opportunity Now

Linklaters has been included in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2014. The firm runs several initiatives to promote talented women. This includes the Linklaters’ Women’s Leadership Programme, in association with Cranfield School of Management, which provides a structured means of targeting those women with the strongest potential as early as possible. The… Read full story

Hearst Magazines UK Launches Major New Editorial Brand For Women.

Hearst Empowering Women is to be unveiled during a round-table seminar at Ad Week, hosted by the editors of Red, ELLE, Cosmopolitan Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar. The new initiative will bring together expertise and advice from their entire portfolio and will also be closely aligned with their own CSR drive to support women in… Read full story