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Women at the Top News archive

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.


Ten top tips to get you ahead of the game in business
Knowing your strengths, enjoying what you do and networking are amongst Executive Coach, Lisa Middlemass’s, ten top tips for professional mothers to ensure your success in business. Read on to find out what else she recommends too...


Leaders corner – Tracy de Groose, Managing Director, Carat UK
Managing Director of top media agency Carat UK, Tracy De Groose, talks about how the role of women in the media has changed, and how setting stretching goals and believing in yourself are her tips for success.


Balancing the Boardroom
Geraldine Gallacher sets out why London businesses cannot afford to ignore the lack of women on their boards.


Leaders Corner – Zoe Sinclair, Founder of Employees Matter and winner of ‘Red’s Hot Women 2010
Founder of Employees Matter, Zoe Sinclair talks about how she overcomes challenges she meets in business