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Eight out of every 10 business fail within the first one and a half years of being launched, according to a report by Bloomberg. While there are many causes for this, one of the biggest is the failure to manage risks that can be easily done through purchasing insurance policies. Any business, be it based online, at home or in a busy office, is sure to encounter risks: fire, vandalism, accidents, equipment breakdown, and extreme weather conditions are but a few.

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The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards 2019 was officially launched at a high-profile event honouring the UK’s most inspirational female role models.

The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards shines a light on the achievements of women in business and recognises excellence among those who strive to make a positive difference.

Guests from all backgrounds gathered at Freeths LLP in Mayfair on 28 March to mark the start of this year’s search for Business Woman of the Year nominees.

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Over 45% of landlords in the UK are female, generating £13.8 billion annually in rental income. A much more stable investment than shares or cryptocurrencies, buy-to-let properties can be an excellent venture for long term investors. It has been speculated that the nearly-equal ratio of female to male investors in the property market is based on the appeal for level-headed, cautious women of a lower-risk investment, whilst men are often more attracted to more volatile, “get-rich-quick” investments.

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Women are really coming up in the world of business. In 2017, women represented around 46.5% of the labour force in the UK. As of 2018, around 17% of business was owned and ran by women according to an RBS study. If you are one such lady, or even if you happen to be embroiled in the world of business, it’s important to take proper care of yourself. On that end, what are the ways that you can safeguard your health?

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International Women's Day is on the 8th March. This is a global day celebrating the achievements of women.

BMR was created by Sheila & Ann , two best friends with a passion to provide a space for women to take time out of their busy lives, to put themselves first, make positive changes and to meet other likeminded women from all walks of life who otherwise wouldn’t have met.

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The event is organised in conjunction with SOS Charity Fashion Shows and bargains include up to 75% off High Street favourite brands including Dorothy Perkins, White Stuff, River Island, Next, Evans, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Wallis, Urban Outfitters, Monsoon, Warehouse and more, in sizes 6 to 30 and there will also be drinks and a raffle.

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We require a significant shift in attitudes and beliefs (stereotypes, gender norms, call them what you will) regarding the role of women in this country.

Our cultural attitudes play a strong role in influencing the status of women in society and work and these attitudes, among both men and women, shape the level of gender parity considered appropriate or desirable within each society. So, as the gender champion for Teesside University, I want to continue to see greater presentation and transparency of data and identifiable and measurable actions on this issue.

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Arguably, there’s never been a better time to be a woman in the finance industry. With just over 1,300 partners at financial services companies being female and new anti-discrimination laws in place, British women who want to enter this lucrative and rewarding profession can now do so with way fewer barriers than before. But with some women who work in Britain’s £119bn finance sector still unfortunately reporting instances of harassment, discrimination and more, there’s still a need to look up to successful women finance leaders and borrow from their example in order to get ahead in what can be a cut-throat world. 

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