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A Hectic Work Life Encouraged Laura Platt To Start Up Her Own Makeup Business And A Salon!

Working in the salon and experiencing the same thing every day was becoming tedious for makeup artist Laura Platt. So, Laura decided to set up her own freelance makeup business. The opportunities found along Laura’s journey has led her to opening her own salon in St Helens. Prior to taking the plunge, Laura worked in a beauty salon for 12 years. Laura is still currently working here. She started off as an apprentice on a worked based learning scheme. As time progressed, so did Laura’s career…

WoWFest 2017 Brings the Revolution to The Women’s Org for THREE Events in May

For seventeen years WoWFest has been showcasing a vibrant mix of top national and international guests, local talent and communities to promote and share their own writing, art and talent. This year marks 18 years of WoWFest, and we have paired up to hold not one, but THREE events here at 54 St James Street, home to The Women’s Organisation. WoWFest is Liverpool’s radical festival that celebrates writing, diversity, tolerance, story-telling and humour through controversy, inquiry and debate. …

What You Need To Know About Defamation & Social Media

We live in a world where information can instantly be shared around the world in a matter of seconds. Information is freely exchanged and everyone is able to have a voice online via social media sites, blogs and forums. However, this means that damaging, false and harmful comments can easily reach the public sphere where they can be read by anyone and everyone. We should all put a lot more thought into what we post online if we want to protect ourselves. Although lots of websites check comments…

4 Reasons To Use Instagram For Your Business

As we know, social media is a dominant platform for driving your business. Alongside Facebook and Twitter is the photo based app- Instagram. Instagram allows you to get creative to attract customers for your business. The Women’s Organisation run a monthly course- ‘Instagram for Business’ - that will take you through the fundamentals of Instagram and look at how you can use this growing Social Media channel as a business tool. This course will help you to firmly establish your brand online…

Did You Find Out How To Make Food Your Business With The WO?!

After the success and great demand of our previous 'Make Food Your Business' workshop, we held another one on Thursday 30th March hosted by Sabah Shams and Jenny Wallwork. As per tradition we served hot drinks with complimentary pastries. The workshop was greatly attended and we received fantastic feedback! We were privileged to host Nicky Gibson from Scrummies and Paula James from PJ Kitchens. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful speakers for their time and for sharing…

Inspirational Afternoon at The Women’s Organisation as we Launch New Programme 'Change It; Progress to Success'

Wednesday welcomed the official launch of our brand-new Confidence and Resilience Building Programme, set to support over 500 Liverpool women over the next three years.  Change It; Progress to Success will reach out to Liverpool’s communities to support women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives in building a more positive future for themselves at home, at work or in relationships. The 8-session programme was designed by The Women’s Organisation in collaboration with Liverpool…

BBC Radio Merseyside Presenter Ngunan Launches Not Just One Business, But Two! iWoman Media & iWoman Academy

There are some women who come along to us for support and end up becoming part of the family! Ngunan Adamu is one of those women, she’s such a regular here at The Women’s Organisation, that we’re considering asking her to move in! Ngunan received support from us to help her start her businesses; ‘iWoman Media’ and ‘iWoman Academy’. iWoman Media, which has been funded by The…

5 Reasons To Use Hootsuite For Your Business

Are you struggling to manage the social media aspect of your business? The Women’s Organisation are running a Hootsuite course providing essential information for your business. By the end of the course you will have been shown how to set up your own Hootsuite account and link this to your Social Media business accounts, and get to grips with scheduling content on Hootsuite. Once you have got to grips with this platform, Hootsuite will be your business’s best friend. So, why should you use Hootsuite…


Learn The Secrets of Media & PR With Business Club’s Meet The Media Event!

It’s one of our favourite events of the year – it’s our annual Meet The Media Business Club evening! And Monday 24th April marks our fifth consecutive year of this exciting event. Each year, as part of our Business Club events calendar, we invite experts from the Media and PR industry to come along and share their secrets. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE If you’ve ever wanted to find out how to get your…

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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Monday 24th April marks The Women’s Organisation fourth annual Meet the Media event! Each year, as part of our Business Club events calendar, we invite…

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