Emily Karatay attended our recent conference in Liverpool, which focused on ‘Women Inspiring the Economy’ – here are her thoughts from the day! This blog originally appeared here. To find out more about World Merit, visit www.worldmerit.org. I had the pleasure to join an event last week as part of the International Festival of Business in Liverpool. ‘Women Inspiring the Economy’ was brought to life by Women 1st an initiative aimed at supporting women into leadership roles. The ‘Women Inspiring...
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Is being someone we’re not the price we pay for career success? Women 1st member Gabriella Driver says it shouldn’t have to be. In my early 20s I worked really hard at trying to morph myself into the mould of the person I thought I needed to be in order to be successful. I was driven and determined and would do anything to be seen, heard and recognised as someone with the potential to get on. I wanted to be...
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With International Women’s Day 2014 taking place tomorrow our director, Simone Roche, explores what this day means for us all in 2014. Firstly, Happy International Women’s Day! IWD is an important event, held annually on 8 March since the early 1900s, but growing in significance with each year. It is celebrated around the world, with thousands of events taking place to mark the occasion. Women 1st held one such event in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport...
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Photographer John Cassidy tells us how you can transform your personal brand. 2015 is underway and it’s a great time to assess yet another year that seems to have flown by! January is always a great time to reflect and think about the direction that you want to take in the coming year. It’s time to consider the things that went well, assess the things that didn’t and look at how you can progress this year. It’s time to consider...
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With equality between men and women at board level still a long way off, are quotas a necessary evil? Stephanie Hamilton shares her views. I am not a ‘sit on the fence’ kind of person. My opinions are always one way or the other. White wine and never red. ‘Team Cheese,’ rather than ‘Team Dessert’. I love raw celery, but hate it cooked. Women in business quotas? I am ‘no’ on quotas. At least, I was… I have worked in...
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