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Maybell Saliu International Women’s Day blog post

Our final blog post to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 is from Maybell Saliu. Maybell is a Project Manager Trainee with Network Rail and has been volunteering with us since April 2016. A special thanks to Maybell and all the inspiring women who lit up our blog this week to help us celebrate International Women’s […]

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Brooke Wachtel International Women’s Day blog post

Today’s Inspiring Women blog post is from Brooke Wachtel, who has been a volunteer with us since April 2015. Brooke is a director in Corporate Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The company is our key strategic partner and lead corporate sponsor, and has over 900 amazing employees signed up as volunteers. “I am […]

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Amy and Francesca’s International Women’s Day blog post

            In honour of International Women’s Day 2017 we wanted to reemphasise the profound impact volunteer interactions have on the lives of young people. Francesca and Amy, two Year 13 students from the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, attended their first Inspiring Women event in May 2016. During the Inspiring […]

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Dr Cristina Aguilera Xiol International Women’s Day blog post

Today’s Inspiring Women blog post to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 is from Dr Cristina Aguilera Xiol. Dr Cristina is the Project Manager at Genomics England and has been volunteering with us since October 2014. ‘I studied Biochemistry at the University; in my class there were far more young women than men – no need […]

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Lieta Marziali International Women’s Day blog post

The second post in our week of Inspiring Women blog posts to celebrate International Women’s Day comes from Lieta Marziali. Lieta is an artist jeweller who owns her own jewellery company and has been a volunteer with us since September 2015. Lieta is also one of our language volunteers, able to speak to young people […]

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Alex Paske International Women’s Day blog post

The first in our series of blog posts to celebrate International Women’s Day and our Inspiring Women volunteers is from Alex Paske! Alex is the Managing Director of Mintridge Events Ltd. and has been volunteering with us since January 2015. ‘My name is Alex Paske and I am an “Inspiring the Future” volunteer.  At a […]

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Inspiring Women China

The Inspiring Women campaign is delighted to announce that in partnership with the British Council China we are officially launching Inspiring Women China. The official launch event took place on Sunday 4th December in Beijing. Amongst guests were Her Majesty’s Ambassador to China, Dame Barbara Woodward DCMG OBE; Paralympic gold medalist Susie Rodgers; Carma Elliott […]

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Equal Pay Day 2016

November 10 marks Equal Pay Day, the day on which women are effectively no longer earning for the year due to the average 18% pay gap that is accepted as part of a woman’s working life. In honour of the day, The Stylist ran a campaign that encouraged women to leave work at 3:34pm, 18% […]

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Karen Bonner: Head of Nursing for Patient Experience at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing is still dominated by women, with men making up only 10% of those entering the profession. Despite this, as I move up the career ladder in healthcare I recognise that there are fewer women in leadership positions and little progress has been made to address the lack of diversity at senior levels within the […]

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Inspiring Women in the Arts Business with Sotheby’s

When I was a teenager, my biggest female role model was my mother. She was a professional concert pianist, who performed in the first night of the Proms. She had a career as a concert pianist and also had three children. She always encouraged me to believe in myself and set the bar high, which […]

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