Category Archives: Women in Business

You can do it!

The key lessons I’ve learned along the way are:

1) You have a story to tell. Everyone has a story; everyone has something that motivates them. Your story is no less important than anyone else’s. Stop comparing yourself to others and know your self-worth. Continue reading

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Women on Boards – if not now, when?

When will we have a big enough pool of talented experienced women ready to join boards? When will the men on boards, the chief executives, chairmen and shareholders be ready to accept a more balanced percentage of women into the top of their organisations? If that photo is any kind of evidence then we might be waiting for a while yet. Continue reading

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Something Big’s Marketing Predictions for 2015

Want to know what the key marketing trends are going to be for 2015? Here’s what we think will change in the marketing world this year. – Email communications and content marketing will continue to perform well, however there will … Continue reading

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A day in my life – Frances Rutter

Frances Rutter, chief executive, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 5.30am I must change my phone alarm to something less alarming! Up early to read papers for a meeting with a property developer later today, which I should have done last … Continue reading

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A day in my life – Sally Pritchett

Sally Pritchett, director, Something Big, co-chair, Business Women in Surrey 6.15-7.00am I start the day on a torture machine, otherwise known as a cross-trainer! If I don’t exercise first thing in the morning the day takes over and I’d never … Continue reading

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Is your life stressful or busy?

If I had a pound for every person who asks me ‘I just don’t know how you do it’ I’d be able to retire. Of course, by ‘it’ they are referring to running a busy and growing business alongside a … Continue reading

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Women in the boardroom

The debate continues and there is still work to be done. But last month (March 2014), Lord Davies published the latest update three years on from his initial ground-breaking Women on Boards Report. And the news is good. Women now … Continue reading

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Do women do it better than men?

Leadership that is. That’s what I went to find out when I attended a recent Business Women in Surrey event. Heather Wood, chief executive of Rainbow Trust, put a good case forward that women are more emotionally intelligent, often work … Continue reading

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Men and women: Different but equal?

Our next Business Women in Surrey (BWiS) event invites you to join the debate in a mock court room style drama! Following a lively debate from our guest speakers around the realities of gender equality, we will invite you to … Continue reading

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Being a mum brought out the best in me

Guest blog from Surrey business woman Zoe Brown, managing director, B Websites. My name is Zoe Brown and I’m 36 year old.  I am a mum and I’ve been a mum for ages; my eldest child is 20 years old. That’s … Continue reading

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