With record levels of anxiety and burnout amongst women the question of Can women have it all? is back on the agenda. I argue that yes we can, but first we have to decide what that ‘all’ actually is.
Women in business
I’ve always been told never to give quotes using an hourly rate. This week an experience with a trader I really trust made me fully understand why. This is a confession and my light bulb moment!
This year International Women’s Day was Pledge for Parity. With so much chaos in the world sometimes it feels hard to know how to make a difference. This is what we did
Giving up my morning coffee on holiday got me thinking about the things that we do in our business life that are just a habit and whether or not we are aware that they are just a habit, or if we have come to believe that they are an essential part of our business day.
I made a decision to go self employed when my girl was in her first term of secondary school. Today is her last day and I get to sit in the sun and reflect on how it all worked out.
Yesterday afternoon Theo Paphitis posted this on twitter asking small business owners what is the best bit about running a business. I liked the responses so much I thought I’d share them and see what you think ..
I’m delighted to say that Lancashire business growth support providers got together and agreed that they want to listen and adapt to the new women in business trends , so that they can offer relevant support. To get this started we’ve pulled together a group of partners to organise a day event – Listening Out Loud , June 19th, 9.30am to 2.00pm at Samlesbury Hotel, Preston.
On International Womens Day Sharon Jackson and I Launched We Are WOW to simplify the digi-world and empower people to use the tools that we be useful to them.
‘Women in business’ needs to be on the agenda in Lancashire and nationally. Cumbria has invested a small part of their budget into women in business and has seen significant economic growth as a result. Why would we not want to follow suit?
As I was coming towards the end of writing my book The Heart of Sales I got a connection for myself between cooking and sales!
I don’t much like cooking and so have told myself that I can’t cook. But not cooking is not sustainable for a healthy life, in the same way that not selling means your business or organisation isn’t sustainable.