It’s time to get rid of the word ‘should’

When you are a parent running a business, is it far too easy to get bogged down by all the ‘shoulds’, especially because they are often contradictory.

Is it time you introduced a formal mentorship programme into your business?

Mentoring within a business is a fantastic way of getting your team to learn from each other.

Being a parent has made me a better business leader

It is said that becoming a parent can get in the way of running a business; but for me the exact opposite is true.

Embracing femininity in a leadership role

When I started my business I instinctively felt that I should hide my feminine side, because that is what other women leaders who had gone before me did. I had only ever worked for men, so I didn’t have confidence in my own style, which at the time felt quite different.

Starting a family as a female founder

Trying to combine having babies with growing a business has traditionally been regarded as an overly challenging idea that puts female founders at a big disadvantage to men.

Every business leader should have a coach

I believe that every business leader should have a coach, no matter how big their business is or what stage of growth it is at. It can be lonely at the top, and just because you are in charge doesn’t mean you have all the answers.