Caroline Watson, Director of Progressive Women, writes on how Alice Walker has shaped her thinking of the limitations of western feminism.
I was lucky enough to have the chance to join the audience for the screening of the Alice Walker film at the Women of the World festival a few weeks ago. I have [...]
Caroline Watson is Co-founder and Director of Progressive Women
This International Women’s Day is a time of reflection on the progress women have made towards equality in society, and of course, the progress still yet to be made. I grew up believing that I could do whatever I wanted and that any opportunities open [...]
Caroline Watson, C0-founder of Progressive Women, writes about the success of our first fundraising event
Tuesday evening, I literally laughed until I cried. I swear I must have burnt more calories laughing than I would have if I had spent an hour in the gym. I was lucky enough to be at Progressive [...]
Are women or men funnier? Can we make such sweeping generalisations? Many people have said (jokingly or not) that men are funnier than women, particularly when it comes to stand-up comedy. I’ve been thinking about why this opinion might exist… [...]
Caroline Watson, Co-founder of Progressive Women, reflects on 2012. Follow Caroline on twitter @CarolineSWatson
2012 was the year Progressive Women adopted our motto ‘to inspire, motivate and support women on their path to leadership’. And this is exactly what we’ve been doing. We couldn’t have had such a successful year without the generosity and goodwill [...]
Reena Ranger is our guest blogger. Reena is Chairwoman and Co-founder of Women Empowered (WE)
“They” say that women are the next generation of entrepreneurs and some have gone as far as to say that we need “Women Entrepreneurs to Save the World” I thought the latter was a rather dramatic overstatement but it [...]
Rhona Foulis, actress, tutor and writer of the anecdotal blog Coco Tucker, writes for Progressive Women.
A record number of British women participated in the 2012 Olympics and for the first time in history American female athletes outnumbered the men. Yet participation does not equate to representation. There remained under-reporting and negative reporting of women [...]
Emma Mckay is a volunteer for Progressive Women and attended the Lib Dem conference in a personal capacity. She is also a Public Policy Advisor for an academic research organisation. She tweets at @EmsMckay
As an ex-Lib Dem member and campaigner, I went to Brighton for the Sunday of the Lib Dem autumn conference hoping [...]
Clare Laxton is Policy and Parliamentary Manager at FPA, one of the UK’s leading sexual health charities – find out more about the campaign at www.wecantgobackwards.org.uk
We’ve written before about the importance of contraception choice and being able to access contraception service that offer a range of contraceptive methods to choose from. Over the [...]
Caroline Watson, Co-founder of Progressive Women, writes about the benefits of more women on boards, and new developments supporting women in business.
There has been a lot in the media over the last couple of weeks about women in business and equality in the boardroom. There are new proposals coming out of Brussels that [...]