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Elizabeth Forrest Turned Her 'Plan B' Into a Business - Forrest Talking Therapies

Elizabeth Forrest had always dreamed of running her own therapy practice, so when her situation changed in 2015, it was the opportunity that she needed to take the leap into self-employment and set up her own business; Forrest Talking Therapies. Forrest Talking Therapies describes itself as ‘A professional and confidential service in Crosby providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to individuals experiencing anxiety and/or depression.’…

Why the University of Liverpool think that 54 St James Street is a “First Class Venue”

The University of Liverpool are regular users of 54 St James Street’s meeting and conferencing facilities. We contacted Project Administrator, Rob Hannah to find out what made University of Liverpool choose and return to the meeting and conference centre based in the trendy Baltic Triangle district of Liverpool. Hi Rob, tell us a bit about the University of Liverpool and what it is you do there: We work at the University of Liverpool Management School and provide a leadership development and business…

Meet Our New Team Member - Alison Blackhurst

We've had an exciting few months at The Women's Organisation, with a number of new faces joining the office. In January, we introduced you to Jenny Wallwork - if you missed it, you can catch up here. Now, we would like to introduce you to Alison Blackhurst, another of our new staff members who is working alongside Jenny on the Training Team, currently delivering our new programme 'Change…

'If It Needs Writing, We Can Do It!' - Copy Media On Starting Their Business...

When interviewing women for our case studies, it’s not often that they tell us that interviewing others is at the very centre of the skill and craft of what they do, but that was certainly the case with Janet Tansley and Dawn Collinson, the two halves of Copy Media. So you might say that we felt slightly daunted when heading down to their offices in Liverpool’s business district one crisp morning. But we needn’t have worried because Copy Media…

Dates For Your Diary! | We Love Networking & #IWD2017

Now that January is over and the world is feeling a little less bleak (We’ve even noticed it starting to get lighter in the evening, Spring is on its way) – We think it’s time to really kick into gear and get 2017 rocking and rolling. And one way to do that, is to get networking! If one of your new year’s resolutions was to make more contacts for your business, then fear not because we are here to help! For February we are on hand to help you make the all-important connections for your business…

Edes Educational Centre, Offering Individual Assistance, Is A Great Success!

Victoria Toby Lade’s Business; Edes Educational Centre is going from strength to strength after the support she has received from The Women’s Organisation helped her to get started. Victoria told us that; ‘The centre allows children of a primary and secondary school age the opportunity to enjoy the facilities of a supplementary educational services.’ Edes Educational Centre runs small group sessions in Maths and English during term time as well as school holidays and covers the Key Stages…

Self-Employed? Join the 54 St James Street Community with HOT DESKING, Available NOW

Since 54 began, we have regularly been enquired about if we offer Hot Desking – well you asked and we listened. As of today you can officially access our new Hot Desking services. At 54 St James Street, supporting start-ups and small business is at the very core of what we do. We have always been aware that some businesses are not ready to commit to permanent office space, which is why our Virtual Tenancy services have been such a success. It is a massive saving for small businesses to cut out…

A Successful Week of Coffee Mornings Preparing to Progress to Success

The Women’s Organisation’s ‘Change It‘ team have hosted a number of coffee mornings this week to meet with women and staff from support agencies across Liverpool, getting ready for the first round of the personal development programme to start next week. Over the next 8 weeks women from across Liverpool will come together in groups to start thinking about what and how they can change their lives. In Children’s Centre’s, our team have held coffee mornings and engagement sessions with…

The Social Stock Exchange Lands In Liverpool...

The Social Stock Exchange – Where profit meets purpose’ Something exciting is arriving in Liverpool this month, it’s the launch of the Social Stock Exchange, after its success in London. The Social Stock Exchange is seeking to make a link between businesses and investors who are seeking to make positive social and environmental impact through their activities. Bridging the gap between businesses and investors, it is here to make change. ‘It…

Meet Our New Team Member - Jenny Wallwork

Our Finance Team & Training Team has grew in rapid numbers over the past few months. Our new team members are certainly part of The W.O family now, and we’d like you to get to know them too. Over the coming weeks we will be sitting down with new staff to find out more about their interests, delve into their past and discover how they ended up with us at The Women’s Organisation. Up first is Jenny Wallwork, she is our new Training Development Specialist and will be working on the new ‘Change…

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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