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Over six hundred inspirational women came together today to highlight and celebrate the achievements of their peers from across the UK.

The 36th annual Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards drew a star-studded audience to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole to see four accolades presented.

Sally Preston, founder and Managing Director of Kiddylicious, scooped the Business Woman of the Year award at the event.

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Nominations are Open for Global Thinkers Forum’s 2018 Awards for Excellence Gala

 

London, October, 2018 – Global Thinkers Forum has opened the nominations for 8 categories in this year’s 2018 Awards for Excellence. To commemorate the centennial of the Suffragette movement, the theme of the awards is Women: 100 Years of Passion and Purpose. This year’s awards ceremony will honour eight women who have made a significant contribution and played an inspirational role in furthering women in the areas of:

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EHRC LogoNearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for jobs, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals.

The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the gender pay gap on staff motivation and behaviour, also shows that 58% of women would be less likely to recommend their present employer as a place to work if they had a gender pay gap, and half of women say that a gender pay gap would reduce their motivation in their role and their commitment to their employer.

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Following hotly on the (kitten!) heels of Victoria Beckham, fashion icon Alesha Dixon, makes her own statement with fashion business littleblackdress.co.uk. The company has confirmed positive news about a recent investment process. With a fourth funding round closed, the business has now raised a total of £2.5m. The latest cash injection will be used for job creation and further expansion.

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Returning to work after maternity or adoption leave is often a stressful time for mums.

Many women are worried about leaving their child; they may be lacking in confidence or unsure of their legal rights. This means women need support at work, but employers often don't know what support to give, and don't understand how important it is for mums and for business.

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