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Executive Coaching comes of age
As we celebrate our 21st year in business co-founder Kate Buller takes a look back over the key changes for the world of work and how coaching has adapted to that, or the workplace has adapted to coaching.


Fast forward to 30% : goal of improved board diversity is in sight
There has been an encouraging acceleration of progress towards the objective of achieving a 30% representation of women on the boards of UK companies, but Helena Morrissey, a leading voice on this issue, says that stumbling blocks remain as employers still find themselves struggling to ‘get the basics right’.


Ashurst’s inspiring ‘Women in Business’ event marks International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day was held in March and to coincide with it, international law firm Ashurst created a three-day programme of events called ‘Women in Business’. This included a lively and entertaining panel session that covered a wide range of topics.


What if there is no need to change?
No need to transform yourself - by Oriah Mountain Dreamer


The female-friendly guide to online networking
Vee Smith, founder of My Super VA, is a passionate advocate for using technology to streamline processes and to work smarter. She shares with us her practical tips and insight on how best to go about online networking. Online platforms such as LinkedIn offer busy working mums a valuable forum for increasing your professional network.


Unconscious Bias – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you?
With an ageing workforce deferring retirement, older workers are becoming more common. Torunn Dahl explores what we can do to minimise any personal or organisational biases towards age so that this valuable and experienced section of the workforce is not overlooked.


Future-proofing your parenting
Leading consultant, Sarah Newton, an expert on engaging with young people, outlines how communication, collaboration and taking a consistent approach can help parents to navigate their young families through the ever-changing landscape of childhood, transformed now by the digital revolution and new attitudes towards more open styles of parenting.


Security or autonomy? The talent gap widens
We have long been aware of the loss of female talent from the workplace, but as Geraldine Gallacher outlines, this is increasingly an issue for male executives too as they assess whether it is worth staying in the corporate world.


Helping Women Help Themselves
Some of the poorest women on the planet are being supported and trained to start their own businesses by a very different kind of charity. One of their success stories is Catherine who has become a fishing entrepreneur and now supports her extended family.


Women on boards
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