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Everywoman launches UK search for leading female entrepreneurs

April 19 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Everywoman, an organisation that celebrates the advancement of women in business, has launched its annual competition to find the UK’s leading female business owners.

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrate the achievements of female business leaders, seeking out those who are making an economic impact and helping to inspire others.

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Professional Advisor launches Women in Financial Advice awards

April 12 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Investment and retail finance news magazine Professional Advisor has launched the Women in Finance Awards for 2018.

The awards, which are backed by the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society, celebrate the achievements of women working in the financial advice sector, as well as those working in the UK’s broader financial services sector.

 

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Mayor calls for London to promote women into senior roles

March 20 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for more to be done in London to help promote more women into senior roles.

The comments come after the Mayor published the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group’s gender pay data, which revealed a gender pay gap at several organisations in the city, including City Hall.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Claire Carter

March 09 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

For the fourth day of our #WonderWomen week of interviews, we spoke to Claire Carter, UK & Ireland Managing Director for Wolters Kluwer, Tax & Accounting.

With experience in the banking, tax, and accountancy industries, she’s made her mark on fields that are typically dominated by men. She believes that success in business is directly linked to authenticity, regardless of gender.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Pat Wadors

March 09 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Pat was formerly Senior Vice President Global Talent Organisation at LinkedIn and is now Chief Talent Officer - CHRO at ServiceNow, one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Pat is regarded as one of the top CHRO’s globally and her impact at creating an employee first culture around diversity, inclusion and belonging at LinkedIn is regarded as one of the best corporate cultures out there.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Beth Butterwick

March 08 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Today in our #WonderWomen series, we’re sharing the insights of Beth Butterwick, the current CEO of Karen Millen.

After 25 years of experience in retail – including at Marks & Spencer, Gap Inc., and Bon Marché – Beth has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for her services in the sector.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Shalini Khemka

March 07 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

We’re almost halfway through our #WonderWomen series! Today we’re introducing you to Shalini Khemka, founder and CEO of E2Exchange.

She founded The E2Exchange Group in 2011, leading to a community of around 12,000 entrepreneurs and business people. She is also a Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and a judge for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Hayley Parsons

March 06 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Welcome to the first day of our #WonderWomen interview series, celebrating women in business and exploring their experiences.

Our first interviewee is Hayley Parsons, founder and former chief executive of GoCompare. In 2012, she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for ‘services to the economy’, and is now a member of the InspireWales investment consortium.

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The #WonderWomen Series: Celebrating the changing face of leadership in business

March 02 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Every year on 8th March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day in recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This year, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Executive Education, GISMA Business School, and Toronto School of Management (TSoM) have launched a joint initiative. These schools will explore the changing face of business by interviewing female CEOs, leaders, and entrepreneurs to discover how they got to where they are and their ambitions for the future of gender equality.

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Treasury urges firms to sign Women in Finance Charter

February 16 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

The Treasury Committee is calling for finance firms to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter to help boost gender diversity in financial services.

Treasury Committee Chair Nicky Morgan has written to more than 30 businesses in the sector, challenging them about why they have not signed the charter and whether or not they will.

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Report shows gender diversity improvement in financial services

February 02 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

A report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Co has shown gender diversity in businesses in the financial services sector has improved.

The report, entitled Delivering through Diversity, surveyed 1,007 businesses across 12 countries globally to show how gender diversity has improved and how inclusion can help boost business performance.

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London’s first business club for female entrepreneurs launched

October 31 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

A business club aimed at female entrepreneurs has been launched in Shoreditch, London, for the first time.

The club, which was launched by female-focused networking club Blooming Founders to provide an inspirational co-working space for women, is open to female founders, freelancers, investors and advisors.

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FCA figures show improved gender diversity in Britain’s banks

September 19 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have shown an improvement in gender diversity amongst the UK’s biggest banks, with 28 per cent of senior executives being female.

The figures were analysed by DHR International and show that the number of female directors has increased by 1.5 per cent since 2015.

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Women in Finance awards recognises talented women

July 03 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Talented women in the finance sector have been recognised at the Women in Finance Awards 2017, which took place in London last week.

The awards are the European finance industry’s largest diversity-led event, with 119 finalists from a wide range of sectors in the industry being celebrated this year, including accountancy and banking.

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Research reveals highest-paid jobs for women

Research from Savoystewart.co.uk has revealed the top ten industries that have the smallest pay gap and offer the highest-paid jobs for women in the UK.

The research analysed figures from the Office for National Statistics and identified the industries that have a pay gap of less than 10 per cent.

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Female entrepreneurs to help strengthen London’s connections with Silicon Valley

Fifteen female entrepreneurs running businesses with an average growth rate of 115 per cent annually will be travelling to the US to strengthen London’s connections with Silicon Valley and learn about global opportunities.

The three-day event, which will take place on 19th June and will be led by London & Partners Chairman Rajesh Agrawal, London & Partners Principal Advisor on Growth Janet Coyle and SVC2UK Co-Founder and Chair Sherry Coutu CBE, will give female founders the opportunity to connect with US founders and potential clients and investors.

 

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Barclays searching for top female talent in North West

Barclays is searching for female business talent in the North West region for the bank’s Celebrating North West Women in Business Awards 2017.

The awards will be recognising women and female-led businesses that have made a difference in business over the past year, with finalists being given the opportunity to attend an awards lunch at Tatton Park, Knutsford on Thursday 6 July. 

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Businesses should tackle gender pay gap, says Young Women’s Trust

April 03 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Businesses need to take action to help tackle the gender pay gap, according to Young Women’s Trust.

The charity, which provides support for women aged 16 to 30 who are on low or no income, is calling for more support as new reporting requirements are set to be put into action this week. 

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GCHQ Director calls for more women in cyber security

March 17 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

UK businesses need to encourage more women into the information security industry, according to GCHQ Director Robert Hannigan.

He called for more women to be recruited into cyber security after the latest Global Information Security Workforce Study showed that the infosec industry has the lowest proportion of women at just 8 per cent. 

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National women’s campaign Working Forward celebrates 100 members

March 13 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

A national campaign that is led by British businesses and aims to end discrimination of pregnant women and mothers in the workplace is celebrating reaching 100 members. 

Pet care retailer Pets at Home has become the latest business to join the Working Forward campaign, which focuses on making employers aware of the best ways in which they can attract, develop and retain women at work and provide them with a better workplace. 

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Vodafone to launch world’s largest programme to recruit women

March 06 ,2017 | by Claire Payne

Vodafone is to launch the world’s largest programme to help women who have taken a career break to get back into work.

The programme follows research that has highlighted the problems that women face when re-entering the workplace, such as restricted opportunities for pay rises and promotions. 

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Female entrepreneurs generated £3.51 billion for UK economy, research shows

March 02 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Female entrepreneurs in the UK generated £3.51 billion for the economy and helped to boost employment in 2015, creating over 75,000 jobs, according to research by NatWest.

The research also showed a growth in the number of female-led businesses between 2009 and 2012, with the proportion of businesses increasing from 3.7 per cent to 7.1 per cent.

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Facebook partners with Enterprise Nation to support female business owners

February 01 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Facebook has partnered up with Enterprise Nation in order to provide support to female business owners across the UK.

The partnership is part of Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative. The initiative aims to provide 10,000 female business owners with training to help them to learn the digital skills that they need to boost their business. 

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Innovate UK celebrates Britain’s most innovative women

November 23 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Innovate UK has celebrated 15 of the UK’s most innovative women at an awards ceremony at London’s Royal Society of Arts.

The Innovate UK awards, which was launched in May this year, will be awarding £50,000 and a tailored business package to each of the winners.

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Business pitch competition launched for female entrepreneurs in Scotland

November 22 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

A business pitch competition has been launched to give female entrepreneurs in Scotland the opportunity to secure angel investment.

Organised by Investing Women, and in its second year, the AccelerateHER competition is open to female entrepreneur-led businesses throughout Scotland and is the only pitch competition for women in the country.

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