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Lucy Quinn And Beauty For Ashes - Out Of Sadness And Hurt Will Come Strength And Victory.’

‘Beauty for Ashes – Out of sadness and hurt will come strength and victory.’ 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence over their lifetimes. Every minute police in the UK receive a domestic assistance call – yet only 35% of domestic violence incidents are reported to the police. On average, a woman is assaulted 35 times before her first call to the police. 2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner. (Stats from Refuge) The statistics that surround domestic…

9 ways to implement gender equality into your organisation

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 was #BalanceforBetter – a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. The unfortunate fact according to the IWD is that women are still paid less than men, there are many more men than women in business and politics and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. However, a lot of great battles have already been won. We have female CEO’s and prime ministers; more women are starting…

We Discovered #WomenCan on International Women's Day 2019 at The Women's Organisation

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.  It began in the early 1900’s and is now recognised each year on the 8th of March. The day isn’t simply a celebration — it’s a call to action for everyone to continue to push for complete gender equality. Women have a come a long way since the early 1900’s with many people believing most the battles have already been won for…

#BalanceForBetter International Women's Day 2019

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s campaign is #BalanceForBetter because if you better the balance, you better the world as balance drives a better working world for all. Balance is not just a women's issue, it's an economic issue.  The world needs more women in the boardroom, more women in government and more women in media coverage. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to…

The Women's Organisation plays key role in female entrepreneurship report

The Women’s Organisation has supported female entrepreneurs for more than 21 years and played a key part in a report that today calls for more opportunities for women, both in the workplace and in their own entrepreneurial right. The Rose Report, issued on International Women's Day, has been compiled by Alison Rose, deputy chief executive of NatWest Holdings and chief executive of its commercial and private banking arm. The Women's Organisation was involved in consultation and putting together…

Tips on improving your mindset so you reach your goals

The following is a guest blog from Marie Hall – mariehallempowerment. Let’s talk about how important it is that your mind is in the right place for you to be able to pursue your goals. In the beginning when all that you have is an idea, you must protect it. You don’t protect it by keeping it bottled up or hidden away. You want to share your idea and move forward. You want to be vocal about where you are heading. Get excited and energetic about it, create some momentum. Who knows what dots…

COMBINED AUTHORITIES BACK INNOVATEHER PROGRAMME TO TACKLE INEQUALITY ISSUE

National initiative InnovateHer is pledging its commitment to assisting more than 55 schools and reaching over 1,000 girls by 2020, to help improve equality in tech and address the digital skills gap, with the help of new partners. The social enterprise, which has launched in 26 schools across the North West in 2018, will work with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to deliver an eight-week after-school…


Lavender and Bone brings 'quirky but quality' gift shop to New Brighton

“Exquisite oddities, divine ends, beautiful bits and precious pieces” – that’s what you’ll find at New Brighton’s family run gift shop, Lavender and Bone. An art teacher for 20 years, Esther Brooke became increasingly frustrated with working in education and aspired for a new career path. Her husband had long worked for himself and the ‘be your own boss’ lifestyle greatly appealed to her. However, Esther had little experience in entrepreneurship: “I had no idea where or how to…

From Manchester to New York: 'Making You Content' Talk Business Growth

With Manchester being the fastest growing city outside London for economic growth, Excelerate Labs is supporting businesses in Greater Manchester who are looking to reach the next level. Boasting a client base ranging from New York agencies to prestigious UK universities, we spoke to Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, Founder and Director of copy-writing agency Making You Content to find out all about her business growth journey. Making You Content team Graduating from university in 2014 with the desire to…

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker

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This 4-week free programme is open to all women who would like to take steps towards changing their lives by building a more positive outlook at home,…

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Change It - Progress to Success at The Women's Organisation

This 4-week free programme is open to all women who would like to take steps towards changing their lives by building a more positive outlook at home,…

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