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Invest in yourself: the only way to plan and develop the career you want

Investing in your own development and setting your own direction of travel is the best strategy to get the career you want

Lockdown and single parenthood

Lockdown and single parenthood

My son will be 19 in September, like all parents I’m wondering where the time went. Being in lockdown and hearing the challenges that parents are dealing with as work and home life collides has made me reflect and how I would have coped as a single parent working full time when he was young.

Don’t mention the “C” word

Don’t mention the “C” word

WELL, THE C-WORD GETS BANDIED AROUND A LOT; WOMEN WE WORK WITH MENTION IT OFTEN, WE’VE FELT IT, LOST IT, ADMIRED IT IN OTHERS, EVEN FELT SLIGHTLY QUEASY ABOUT IT. Since launching Birdsoup, we’ve encountered it in a few different...

Fix don’t bitch, why we should all #bemorebird

Fix don’t bitch, why we should all #bemorebird

Gossip can pass the time on a boring day but it’s addictive and negative behaviour than fuels gender inequality. We won’t ‘like’ everyone we work with but we should judge them by the same standards, women need to support each other not bitch!

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Becoming an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business is a bit like being a parent, challenging at times, rewarding at others and not predictable. Only 1 in 3 entrepreneurs in the UK are women, this is my story 3 years on.

Women and Work: Things are getting better

Women and Work: Things are getting better

So I woke up this morning to a lovely, sunny International Women’s Day and felt full of optimism.  It feels like over the past 12 months things have moved to another level: more diverse voices are speaking out and to a greater extent they are being heard.  We all know...

Menopause: Taboo or not taboo – that is the question.

Menopause: Taboo or not taboo – that is the question.

Yesterday we blogged about improving maternity transitions, getting it right benefits both Women and organisations. Obviously, not all women choose or are able to have children, but all women will go through the menopause. In the UK that’s 13 million women and it’s...

Balance of Power – IWD 2019

Balance of Power – IWD 2019

This year's theme for IWD19 is “Balance for Better” the background behind the theme is that the world now expects balance, notices it’s absence and celebrates its presence and that balance drives a better working world. It’s right that we should celebrate changes that...

Make Your Mentoring Rock

Make Your Mentoring Rock

Plenty of research supports the benefits of mentoring, increases in productivity, retention, progression of individuals and creating a positive workplace culture.  There’s a definite need for mentors, our own Millennial research showed that 86% of those that didn’t...

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