The networking story continues, are you suffering networking fatigue? When we first start networking, we seem to have this fear that if you are not seen at every networking event, that you are definitely going to fail in business. It is a pattern I fell into and have seen the same frenetic networking activity, repeated…

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Today Breakthrough Women celebrated International Women’s Day in Kent at the beautiful The Orangery Maidstone and we were fortunate to be supported by IOD Kent branch and FSB Kent. This year’s International Women’s Day theme was #BeBoldForChange. Kent’s Women in Business community are well versed in bold action. Last week saw the Kent Women in…

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I followed the traditional career route of getting a profession on the advice of my parents, and since I didn’t know what I wanted to do I thought I ought to at least try something worthwhile. However, I knew at 18 that I didn’t want to be tied to a desk 24/7, so I opted…

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Inspiring morning at #shemeansbusiness event in London at the Corinthia Hotel hosted by Facebook, FSB and Enterprise Nation.  Over 200 women attended to hear from Facebook’s VP EMEA Nicola Mendelssohn, FSB’s National Policy Chair for Health & Diversity Helen Walbey and Enterprise Nation Founder Emma Jones.   The message was clear – When women succeed, we…

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The ‘workplace’ takes so many different forms now and we were extremely lucky to have three very talented women share their stories of achievement in three very different areas of work. The event at Eastwell Manor Hotel was organised by Breakthrough Women, a collaboration between Deborah Turner of You Image and Sue Nelson at Breakthrough…

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Amazing day of networking, celebration and inspiration today hosted by Kent County Council’s Women’s Enterprise programme at Maidstone. It was the final event of the Kent County Council’s women’s enterprise programme which the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have been supporting. Today was a celebration of the achievements of the women on the programme and…

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I was asked to be on the Kent Business Radio Show this week to talk about the rise of the female entrepreneur both as a business woman and as FSB Kent & Medway Champion for women in business. You may think that being on the radio is an easy task and that since no one is…

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