What is a sales person – and why more women should apply for the role


Sales is a man's job! Really? What image comes to mind when you hear the words 'sales person'? Even today in 2017, the phrase still conjures up stereotypes of an aggressive, pushy car salesman, probably wearing a shiny suit. The vision in people's minds will most likely be that of a ‘salesman’. Amy Palmer, sales [...]


Lisa Åkesson, who will deliver the masterclass, Personal Impact for Women, on June 30, discusses her career and gives some insights on the challenges that women face What prompted you to make the move from teaching to business coaching? Interestingly enough I fell into the business world by accident. [...]

Personal Impact for Women Masterclass


  “I have a voice,” I hear you say, “but how do I put my message across without being perceived as emotional or aggressive? How do I reignite and unleash that confidence and gravitas that appears to have been sapped away in the time I’ve been out of the business environment?” Like many, I [...]

Women in Business: Prime minister sends personal letter of support


The launch for the 2017 Women In Business Awards, organised by The Business Magazine, took place on Friday March 31 in the picturesque setting of The Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor – and the campaign has been personally endorsed by prime minister Theresa May. Over the course of the morning, around 100 female (and male) [...]

Windsor: Leona Shepherd, 3M strategist, is a launch event panellist


A member of 3M’s senior leadership team in the UK and Ireland, Leona Shepherd directs the company’s commercial excellence programmes including sales and marketing effectiveness, go-to-market strategy including e-commerce and has oversight of 3M’s customer service and contact centres. […]

Profitability through gender diversity


Nicola McQueen, MD of Capita Resourcing and winner of the Women in Business Awards 2016 – board level and senior executive of the year – will speak on ‘profitability through gender diversity’ at the IoD Berkshire’s Directors Briefing next month. She will discuss her own experiences of diversity on boards and why she feels it [...]