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14 August 2020

From political superpowers to tech titans, Forbes’ 2017 ranking of the “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” runs the gamut of everyone from Oprah Winfrey and Ivanka Trump to Angela Merkel and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Ranging in age from 92 (Queen Elizabeth II) to 28 (Taylor Swift), it’s clear no two women are the same. […]

11 August 2020

By Marina Gerner, 10th August 2020 An aversion amongst male venture capitalists to talk about vaginas is belittling a whole generation of female entrepreneurs “I walked into this room, and there were probably about 30 men in their late 50s and 60s – all white hair,” says Colette Courtion, founder of Seattle-based health and wellness […]

3 August 2020

If you are in a leadership position, then chances are you’ve struggled at some point. The chances are also pretty good that you’ve read a fair amount of material on how to become a better leader. The reason for both is the difficulty that entails being a good leader. It’s also a fair hypothesis that’s […]

28 July 2020

V Brennan – Engineering Manager at Slack My career story so far  I am very lucky to have worked across lots of different types of tech teams. I’ve worked with DevOPs teams, pure operations, IT and even with Product Development teams. But I came to tech by a strange route. My background is actually in organisational […]

28 July 2020

Published: July 6, 2020 Posted in: Benefits and welfare, traineeships, Wages EMPLOYERS GET PAID, BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T? THIS SMELLS FISHY TO US The government has just announced a £111m investment in traineeships aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds keen to take their first step into the job market. Businesses in England will receive a £1,000 […]

21 July 2020

Accessibility is not a new concept. We’ve been prioritizing accessibility in the physical world for years. But where we fall down is in the digital space. Everyone is aware that our lives are more dependent on technology than ever—companies are investing more in digital services. But as the world moves online, some people are at […]

20 July 2020

“Right now there’s an explosion of data. Every two years we create more data than we have throughout human history. From the factory floor to autonomous vehicles and the doctor office, smart technology is everywhere in a way we’ve never seen in history before.” By: Leah Kinthaert, Contributor There is steadily growing consensus that corporate sustainability […]

19 July 2020

The year’s best business leaders have been honoured in the Institute of Directors North West’s first ever online ceremony. The IoD held their awards event on Wednesday, celebrating directors’ achievements during the past year. Thirteen awards were presented virtually on the night, with the prestigious Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice Award […]

18 June 2020

Congratulations on your new role as manager! While new can be intimidating, new also means you have the chance to grow personally and professionally. If you’re feeling the pangs of the imposter syndrome, that’s normal. However, keep in mind you earned this promotion. Becoming a manager for the first time is a big change, and […]

18 June 2020

As increasing competition, new technologies and evolving customer expectations continue to disrupt nearly every industry, business leaders are turning to innovation as a way to keep their companies relevant. The standard solution is to create teams that focus explicitly on innovation. The problem? Most of these teams struggle to innovate, often delivering incremental improvements at best. […]

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