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In the Media: Recent Changes to Gender Pay Gap Legislation

Recent changes to government legislation on the gender pay gap and how it is regulated has seen a move towards the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting. This means that all companies with over 250 employees must now legally publish figures on how much men and women employees are paid. We had a look at how this has been received in the media, and what this means in working towards reducing the gender pay gap.     In February 2016, we ran a blog highlighting the issue of the gender…

Meet our Volunteer Alex for National Volunteers Week!

Volunteer Week is an annual celebration of the wonderful people who help make a difference across the UK. Here at The Women's Organisation, we're lucky to have TWO volunteers who contribute week in and week out to the work we do. Last week, we introduced you to Ann Marie from our Marketing team, if you didn't read it you can catch up here. This week, we would like to introduce you to the wonderful…

Enterprise Hub Introduces Their New ‘Boost Your New Business' Course!

Are you recently self-employed and seeking for ways to boost your business? Well, look no further than the Enterprise Hub’s new 2-day interactive programme. This course will enable you to conduct a simple business review and build a strategic marketing and action plan. By completing certain tasks, you will secure your business and you’ll thrive beyond your first year of trade. Over the two days, you will assess the various aspects attached to your business. You will review your business plan…

Georgia Flynn Decided To Follow Her Dreams From An Early Age And Set Up Her Own Business; Georgia Flynn Creative

Alongside her full-time employment as a Digital Media and Communications Consultant, Georgia now runs her own business including freelance photography, video and design mainly for bands across Liverpool. As well as this, Georgia also runs a website called Shout About It to promote the work of gig photographers. ‘My role allows me to really develop my skills in a fantastic working environment.’ GeorgiaPrior to starting up, Georgia attended University of Westminster where she achieved a 2.1 in…

Training Coordinator Alison Blackhurst Says; Mental Health: Let’s Stop the Stigma

This blog was written by Alison Blackhurst, a member of our Training team. Alison, Jenny and Amanda started here at The Women's Organisation at the beginning of this year and it's been incredible to see how they have all thrown themselves into life here at The WO. The team run our 'Change It' programme both at 54 St James Street and across Liverpool, as well as our core courses like Understanding Tax and National Insurance and Planning for Success. AND alongside all of this, they have even taken…

Meet our Volunteer Ann Marie for National Volunteers Week!

Over the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Ann Marie, a student from John Moores University studying English Literature. Ann Marie is our star volunteer who has supported our Media Team by working on our social media channels and churning out a whole host of blogs that I’m sure many of you will have came across. Unfortunately Ann Marie is moving onto pastures new, next week is her last day of working with us (we will miss her so much!). As it is National Volunteers Week,…

Maggie O'Carroll Will Be Putting Your Questions To Garston & Halewood Candidates On June 4th!

On Sunday 4th June 2017, St Peter’s Church, Woolton, is hosting a Hustings for voters in the constituency of Garston and Halewood. If you’re not familiar of St Peter’s Church, is it an iconic location where Lennon and McCartney met. This is a great and exciting event open for the public to get involved and put the candidates through their paces ahead of the General Election.   During the event, there will be a variety of candidates who will be discussing their views. These include: Lawrence…

Look at What has Landed at 54 St James Street...

54 St James Street have welcomed into their home the memorable construction of George Garrett to celebrate and preserve his legacy. George lived in various places throughout his life, including St James Street! This piece has been re-homed to the Baltic Triangle on behalf of Writing on the Wall and Heritage Lottery Fund. The George Garrett Archive Project was launched with the support of both organisations. Writing on the Wall project feel passionately about George and his fascinating work. George…

Opinion Piece: Feminism in the Digital Age

As we know, social media has begun to dominate the world. Whether it be the latest news, celebrity gossip or annual events, we all turn to social media to explore diverse opinions. The Digital Age has truly revolutionised the way we 'do' feminism.  Dating back to the 19th Century when Feminism first emerged, the most inspiring feminists couldn’t log onto a computer or iPhone to further vocalise their passion, nor could they explore the vast amount of the public’s comments.  Since the development…

Master The Art Of Body Language With Our June Business Club Event; The Power Of Body Language

Our June Business Club event is one not to be missed! We are hosting ‘The Power of Body Language; Harnessing the Halo Effect, to provide women with all the tips they need to make their business a winning selling formula. This event will look at how YOU can be your most powerful asset. Before we created words to communicate with each other, we used movements and gestures to communicate what we wanted. Therefore, body language is a vital aspect for business owners.   Joining the event will be Laura…

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker

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Blogging for Beginners

 This course provides an introduction to Blogging. It covers different blogging tools that are available as well as advice on how to build great content…

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Planning for Success

 The thought of setting up a business can be really frightening, whether it is worrying about tax and finances or the daunting task of writing a business…

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