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Lyse Doucet – Award-winning BBC Chief International Correspondent

Lyse Doucet is an award-winning Canadian journalist who is the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent. Doucet is a native of New Brunswick, Canada, where she grew up in an Anglophone family. Working as a freelance journalist in West Africa between 1983 and...

Mette Frederiksen – Profile

Mette Frederiksen has been Prime Minister of Denmark since 2019 and Leader of the Social Democrats since June 2015. Featured on the Forbes 2020 100 Most Powerful Women list, Fredriksen is the youngest person to ever hold the position of Prime...

Ursula von der Leyen takes charge of EU vaccine rollout restructuring

Ursula von der Leyen has once again taken a leading role in the restructuring of the EU’s COVID-19 vaccination programme after she admitted that the rollout to member states needed fresh impetus after a dispute with Pfizer and AstraZeneca over delivery...

Angela Merkel – the legacy of the first female Chancellor of Germany

For the ninth year in a row, Angela Merkel has been named Forbes’ most influential woman, praised for her ‘steely reserve, from standing up to Donald Trump to allowing more than a million Syrian refugees into Germany’. Merkel is often considered...

Michelle Obama: Healthy eating

Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. On March 16th 2021 Michelle Obama launched her own Netflix show Waffles and Mochi. She has described...

Women and Climate Change: Christine Lagarde, President of ECB

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has highlighted that women are leading the way towards more equitable and sustainable solutions to climate change.  Christine Lagarde, the first woman to serve as President of the European Central Bank, delivered a key...

Baroness Hale, Trailblazer and Role Model

Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, is a British judge who served as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2017 until her retirement in 2020 and serves as a member of the House of Lords as a Lord Temporal. In a 2019 Girton College lecture...

World Breast Cancer Day

This week saw the World Health Organization celebrate the International Day Against Breast Cancer. It is the most common type of cancer among women and accounts for around 30% of all female tumours. This year, it is estimated that 281,5000 women...

Gabrielle Rubenstein: investing in human health

Gabrielle Rubenstein is co-founder and CEO of Manna Tree, a private equity firm making investments in companies that aim to improve human health through nutrition.  Daughter of...

Women in HealthTech

Women in HealthTech A recent Forbes article has highlighted the gender disparities within the HealthTech investment landscape. Whilst 90% of women globally make the primary healthcare decisions...

Top 5 Female CEOs in Fortune 500 Companies

In 1963, Marion Sandler became the first female CEO of a major US company – Golden West Financial. She held the role of Co-CEO, with her...

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Ana Patricia Botin is driving eco-friendly innovation from the top of the banking sector

Ana Patricia Botin has been on the vanguard of financial innovation as the chair of the Santander Group since 2014, and her most recent foray has been into regulation to encourage environmentally sustainable banking. Her...

Emma Sinclair MBE shakes up VC structure with innovative new platform for tech entrepreneurs

Emma Sinclair MBE, co-founder of EnterpriseAlumni, has highlighted her commitment to championing tech entrepreneurs with her support for the latest review-based platform, Landscape. Sinclair has taken up a position on the advisory board of the...

Abigail Johnson’s ‘phenomenal’ women strategy

Abigail Johnson Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson has made a habit of appointing women to top roles. In a recent statement, a spokeswoman for the business said: "Fidelity strongly believes that women are a critical part of the future of financial services". And Abigail Johnson has been...

Emma Sinclair campaigns for youth entrepreneurship in developing countries through UNICEF

Emma Sinclair has long been a strong advocate of encouraging young people to explore their entrepreneurial instincts, and ever since 2015 she applied this passion to the UNICEF scheme Building Young Futures too. The co-founder...

Mary Barra and the need for more women in male-dominated industries

Mary Barra is the chairman and CEO of General Motors Company. When Mary Barra became General Motors' CEO in January 2014, she became the first woman to lead a Big Three automaker. Speaking at the 'Awesome Girls: Engineer Your World' webinar for...

Gail Koziara Boudreaux: Innovation in health tech

Gail Koziara Boudreaux is the CEO of Anthem Inc., one of America's largest health benefits providers. She is one of the most powerful women in healthcare, and Anthem is the second-largest company in America with a woman as CEO. Gail is focusing on...

Melinda Gates: Funding Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Melinda Gates, via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has partnered with drug discovery company, Novartis, to bolster the global search for curative therapies for sickle cell disease. The project will aim to prioritise countries...

Gail Koziara Boudreaux – the importance of teamwork and making a difference

Gail Koziara Boudreaux is the CEO of Anthem Inc., one of America’s largest health benefits providers. She was previously the CEO of UnitedHealthcare and has also held roles at Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She is...

Tania Boler – Glass Ceiling Day

Elvie CEO Tania Boler teamed up with American lawyer and activist Meena Harris to host the first Glass Ceiling Day virtual event on the 23rd February 2020. The event, in collaboration with HeyMama, a social...

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Malala Yousafzai: The girl who was shot for going to school

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan, located in the country's Swat Valley. For the first few years of her...

Tania Boler – Glass Ceiling Day

Elvie CEO Tania Boler teamed up with American lawyer and activist Meena Harris to host the first Glass Ceiling Day virtual event on the...

Malala Yousafzai and the importance of education

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot...

Jill Biden – Fist Lady’s Surprise Visit to Ukraine on Mothers’ Day

Jill Biden has made a surprise trip to Ukraine on US Mothers’ Day as an act of solidarity with the country. This trip was...

Oprah Winfrey and empowering women

Oprah Winfrey is the first black woman billionaire in world history, has been dubbed the ‘Queen of All Media’, and is one of the most...
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