Female entrepreneurs across the UK now have access to the support they need to achieve funding and growth in the business world, thanks to the launch of AllBright.
Women In Business
Kate Hulley, managing director of Boxed Up, a female-led packaging business, unveils exactly what it takes to excel in a male-dominated field.
In order to create a better work-life balance and generate more time to spend with family, 38 per cent of British millennial mothers have revealed they plan to start a business.
Running a business leaves very few options and means you’re very busy at the best of times, so having to deal with a newborn at the same time was definitely no stroll in the park.
An astonishing 52 per cent of women in the UK have been on the receiving end of sexual harassment at work, but it’s usually passed off as “banter”. Alarmingly, that figure climbs even further among young women as almost two-thirds have been on the receiving end of said banter.
Following the nation’s decision to leave the European Union, Conservative party leader and prime minister David Cameron announced his resignation, which has resulted in home secretary Theresa May named the replacement.
Now in its 12th year, the First Women Awards, co-founded by Real Business and the CBI, were held on 22 June in a glittering ceremony hosted by Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan at the Lancaster Hotel – and what a night it was!
Emily Rawson got her first taste of DJing as a teenager, dabbling with her friend’s set of decks, which prompted her to get her own set. That £150 investment has grown into flourishing nightlife operation Supa Dupa Fly, and Rawson is about to launch the brand’s debut music festival – skipping the UK scene for sunny Santorini.
Having started a shoe business to change an industry that insists on putting women through pain, I couldn’t believe it when I heard that someone was told to leave the office for neglecting to wear high heels.
By not supporting British women who want to start a business, the UK is missing out on a £10.1bn economic boost, according to research from Facebook. As such, it's teamed with the Federation of Small Businesses and British Chambers of Commerce to bring females into enterprise.
If you were to pick up the Yellow Pages, turn to the plumbing, tiling or carpentry sections and begin randomly calling independent trades-people, chances are you’d have ran out of minutes, or possibly patience, before you got through to a woman.
In partnership with Microsoft, our journey to discover the UK SMEs adopting digital for business growth continues as we hear from the founder of Katherine Elizabeth Millinery about her love of tech and how it’s helped her build her luxury fashion business.