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Allyship means being spiky – hashtags and black squares won’t cut it

Emma Mainoo, partner and head of mental health practice at culture-change business Utopia Google trends data shows that ‘allyship’, as a term, was more popular in June than at any point since it started collecting data in 2004. The killing of George Flloyd and the events that followed clearly prompted this interest in the term....
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Inspirational Woman: Stef Stanley | Co-Founder, OK Mentor & Account Director, LinkedIn

Stef Stanley is co-founder of OK Mentor and Account Director at LinkedIn. OK Mentor provides free training and mentorship for young women looking to break into the creative industries. Stefany Stanley has over 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising, having supported 20+ global brands such as Emirates, Expedia and American Express define and execute...
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Our top inspirational interviews for September

In our latest monthly round-up we take a look at our favourite, most uplifting Inspirational Women & HeForShe interviews from September. Our Inspirational Women series of interviews aims to highlight amazing women across the globe, showcase their achievements and raise their profiles. Over the years, we have interviewed so many amazing women such as Cherie...
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How to turn your anxiety into curiosity

By Portia Hickey, Chartered Psychologist and co-creator of The Smart Collaboration Accelerator While many business leaders and entrepreneurs have made it through the pandemic, there is a growing fear around getting through a second wave and finding new business opportunities. This fear – what I would call pipeline anxiety – is entirely understandable but not...
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Embracing a culture of inclusion

Article provided by Jamie Mackenzie, Director of marketing at Sodexo Engage It wasn’t long ago that the Oscars came under scrutiny for being anything but diverse. But over the last three years we’ve seen some major improvements in film industry. In fact, well over a third (36.3 per cent) of characters in films released in...
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Ten freelancing hacks to set you up for success

Article provided by Fiona Thomas Are you sick of the daily grind? Feeling stifled by the traditional 9-5? With over two million current freelancers in the UK, you’re not the only one. Working from home has become the norm this year and it has divided the nation. If you’ve loved it and want to branch...
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Targets bring more women on boards, but they still don’t reach the top

Targets bring more women on boards, but they still don’t reach the top, according to a new report. The annual Female FTSE Board Report, conducted by Cranfield University and sponsored by EY, has found that while targets can improve gender balance and unroot bias, greater accountability is needed by UK boards to accelerate progress in...
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How to leave corporate life – and still have a career – Part three

A common career route for many women after leaving corporate life is to strike out as a freelancer. Working for yourself delivers fulfilment on many levels and provides the kind of perks you don’t get as an employee such as true flexibility and variety in the kind of work you do and being able to...
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Diversity & inclusion: Why it is a business imperative

Diversity and inclusion must be a business imperative, and yet in 2020 there is still a long way to go in order to truly attain it. It was recently revealed that fewer than half of UK companies had managed to narrow the gender pay gap over the past year, with 78 per cent reporting a...
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Inspirational Woman: Rachael Nsofor | Founder, MABE & PLS London

Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role Nigerian born, Brighton and East London raised. Mother of 3. Career in Advertising, Branding and Beauty over the last 15 years. Well travelled solo business women. I have been to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Kuwait alone to close deals. I now run my own...
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For businesses to succeed in 2030, Gen Z says no one can be left behind

For businesses to succeed in 2030, Gen Z says no one can be left behind, according to a new survey. With Gen Z’s representation in the global workforce set to pass one billion by 2030, organisations need to understand the demographic group’s motivations and perspectives on critical issues such as diversity and inclusion. Intel commissioned...
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Inspirational Woman: Celia Pool | Co-Founder, DAME

Celia Pool is the winner of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Bold Future Award. The Bold Woman Award by Veuve Clicquot is a modern evolution of the Business Woman Award which has been running since 1972; the first and longest-running international accolade for female business figureheads Celia was recognised by the judging panel as a true...
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