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Women at the Top News archive

Leaders Corner
Portfolio careered businesswoman, presenter, writer and founder of The Blooming Bunch Bev Turner, shares her insights to mothering, juggling and reinvention.


Women on Boards – 2015’s 25% target is fast approaching, so how are we doing?
The number of women on FTSE boards has increased significantly in the three years since Lord Davies began his review. Whilst headway has been made, comparatively few are in key executive positions. Sue Raby explains why more progress needs to be made if our boardrooms are to become more representative.


Collaboration – the winning formula for a step change in success
ECC has been supporting MicroLoan Foundation for the last two years, with Geraldine Gallacher recently undertaking a gruelling 4-day hike up Malawi’s highest mountain, helping to raise over 5,000 for their work.


Leaders Corner - Anne Richards
Anne Richards shares some of her insight into risk-taking, collaboration and working life, gained from a successful career working at the highest levels in the financial services sector.


Leaders Corner – Jane Simmonds
Jane Simmonds has over 25 years’ experience in branding and design and has been involved in the creation and implementation of global brand identities for Cable & Wireless, Meridian Hotels, Shell, Unibail-Rodamco, Fortis and bmi.


Leaders Corner – Karen Mattison MBE
Karen Mattison founded Timewise in 2005 when she identified a gap in the recruitment market, with employers often wanting to recruit high calibre, part time staff.


Leaders Corner – Katie Houldsworth
Inspiring Audit partner, Katie Houldsworth, works for Deloitte in London and was one of the youngest to be promoted to partner. She is also HR partner to her group and mother of 5 year old twins. Katie shares her thoughts on the importance of a sponsor and her career lessons so far.


The differences that count
Women simply look at the world in different ways to men - and that is a positive thing in business, argues Geraldine Gallacher in this look at some of the key differences in approach and why a confident, authentically female voice can add valuable diversity to the boardroom.


Leaders Corner - Anita Frew
Inspiring leader, Chairman of Victrex plc, FTSE 200 speciality chemicals and materials sector, also a non executive director of Aberdeen Asset Management plc, IMI plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc and Northumbrian Water, Anita Frew, shares her thoughts on what strategies can support career success.


Leaders Corner - Sarah Speake, Strategic Marketing Director, Google UK & Ireland
Strategic Marketing Director of Google UK & Ireland talks to us about how she combines work and fitness to help balance a busy job and life, and the importance of flexibility in today’s world.