Emma Ward works for an addiction charity and is co-director of Progressive Women
On Saturday May 11th I was privileged to be a part of the Progressive Women Spring Conference, ‘Making it Happen’. The event was designed to enable, inspire and support women to reach their full potential with a packed schedule of incredible and [...]
Progressive Women committee member, Binita Mehta, analyses the 2013 British elections. Reflecting on last week’s local elections, I was pleased to see that many women stood and were elected into office, with a female MP replacing an outgoing male in the South Shields by-election. Emma Lewell-Buck, the newest Member of Parliament, said in her victory [...]
We’re delighted to launch ticket sales for our May leadership conference, Making it Happen, with a keynote speech from Dame Tessa Jowell MP.
This one-day event addresses the deficit of women in leadership positions in the UK. It is designed to equip female attendees with the skills necessary to achieve their leadership potential – in [...]
Our guest blogger is Lovejit K. Dhaliwal, a London-based journalist, documentary-maker and academic.
I’ve got to say I was excited about attending this event at the Tate Modern in London, but wasn’t quite sure what I would find. Directed towards The Tank area of the gallery, I was ushered in, behind big black doors. Inside [...]
We’ve all noticed it. Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats – whichever comedy panel show you name, the likelihood is there will be no women, or just the one lone voice bearing the brunt of representation for all women comics everywhere. But of course, you can all name hilarious women. And so can we. So here at Progressive Women we decided to get some of our favourite acts together for your pleasure to aid our latest fundraiser [...]
For those of us who don’t belong to the ‘old boy’s network’ we need to forge our own networks.
Who you know can increase career opportunities exponentially. We invited women to practice and develop their networking skills at a structured Speed Networking event last night in Westminster. The intention was to put into practice skills [...]
Progressive Women share their experiences of networking – and how they conquered their apprehension of it – in the lead up to the Speed Networking event on November 7th. For further details of the event and to book a place see here.
Caroline Watson, Co-founder of Progressive Women:
‘When I first moved to London and [...]
Binita Mehta is a volunteer for Progressive Women and attended last week’s Conservative conference. She tweets at @BinitaMehta90
The lively, extensive, star-studded panel of the Politeia fringe at Conservative party conference drew in a large audience of men as well as women. Considering questions including ‘Should the UK continue to block EU plans for [...]
Would you like to get better at networking?
Would you like to maximise your impact with important contacts?
Or do you always get trapped talking to the wrong person at events while the person you want to speak to is engaged in conversation?
Progressive Women are holding a relaxed speed networking event so you can [...]