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A young, vivacious, approachable doctor, she is best known for her weekly health column in the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, a frequent contributor to Netdoctor, the resident GP columnist for Best Magazine and is widely quoted across all media on health matters. Ruth Penfold Director of People, Onfindo Ruth has worked in the recruitment sector for around 18 years, and has spent the past four years in-house leading the quest for hiring incredible talent for Shazam globally. Powered by plants, water and positivity, Ruth believes that brilliant people are the lifeblood of any successful business and enjoys creating the right space for people to grow into the best versions of themselves.

She does this both in and outside the workplace, by teaching yoga in her space time. The work that she does in both areas are mutually enriching, and she thrives on the difference and balance both bring to each other. Aimee Bateman Career Coach Aimee helps passionate people thrive in their careers, offering no-nonsense advice based on 10 years as a leading recruiter. Her purpose is to help people feel seen, heard and valued for 8 hours a day, which will impact on their entire lives.

Dr Jessamy Hibberd Clinical Psychologist, author and commentator Mother of three, Dr Jessamy, works one-to-one with adults experiencing common mental health problems like anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. She also works as a media psychologist, regularly contributing content to popular newspapers and magazines.

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Sponsored products related to this item What's this? View or edit your browsing history. Silicon Valley legend John Doerr shares the powerful goal-setting method that has helped countless organizations thrive. It all of us, in our various capacities whether as government officials and employees, members of the private sector, the academe, non-government organizations, or as private individuals can be partners for a change that is gender-responsive. Rachael's vibrant personality is a real asset in her business and she is a true leader. I think every working woman should read this especially working mothers , and possibly more importantly, every manager, male or female, should read this book.

She frequently writes about the challenges women face all over the world in the context of poverty and conflict. She has grown Women for Women International from when it first started in the UK to a medium-sized charity which is helping thousands of women in countries affected by conflict and raising millions through effective and innovative donor relationships and partnerships.

Brita now lives in the UK with her husband and two daughters. She then set up her own marketing consultancy working with luxury travel brands before launching a lifestyle photography business. The Brand Me Collective launched in March of this year to support, inspire and advise ambitious female founders running their own businesses. Coral passionately believes that a founders personal brand story needs to be at the heart of any marketing communications - 'people buy people and want to understand the person behind the brand, this is especially true in a social media world where founders are so accessible to their audience'.

Coral works with founders to define their unique brand story, crafting it into a focused brand vision and strategy with the founder firmly at it's core. Hollie de Cruz Author and social entrepreneur Having quit her job at a corporate design agency after having her son in , Hollie re-trained to become a hypnobirthing teacher, and has built a successful and renowned practice, including a growing following of celebrity clients. Following on from her experience working with expectant couples,Hollie created the award-winning yes mum positive affirmation cards and continues to empower and inspire women and their families through her popular Instagram platform.

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Hollie lives in South West London with her partner. Cheryl enjoys mentoring and coaching, supporting young women either informally as a mentor or through WACL Women in Advertising and Communication London. She was previously involved with Fearless Futures, a charity that seeks to empower young women to become leaders in society. She works to help creatives and creative business owners to tell their stories online through words and pictures, especially on Instagram.

Her weekly podcast, Hashtag Authentic, attracts over 15k listeners each week and her first book for online creatives was released this year. Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus for over six years. She had previously worked for the Equal Opportunities Commission as their Director of Public Affairs and also has nine years experience of working in parliament. Sam is a former Trustee of the Fawcett Society and of single parent charity Gingerbread.

The response was better than Rachael anticipated and she was inundated with enquiries so decided to rope in some carefully chosen staff to help. Ten years on Rachael Flanagan has created an impressive management team who run the day to day business now, enabling her to work 'on the business not in it' as well as mentoring other entrepreneurs and small business owners on helping them take their business to another level.

Rachael's vibrant personality is a real asset in her business and she is a true leader. She moved to New York when she was 21 to gain more experience in fashion and media. She worked in film production, Sex and the City 2 , interning in fashion PR houses and assisting photographers Gomillion and Leupold, after a stint assisting styling for Rolling Stone, she moved to Melbourne, Australia where she worked for The Style Co.

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Eimear is a mum of two and originally began posting snippets of her new life as a mother for family and friends on instagram. Three years later, it has developed into her business. She combines photos of her love for fashion, beauty, travel, cafe culture and love for being a mother. She is also a member of the Farfetch Executive Board.

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Stephanie was previously founder and President of TheOutnet. Most recently, she has consulted with a number of start-ups in the digital space and advised PE firms on investments. She was recently appointed Chairman of the British Fashion Council for a three year tenure starting in July Originally a documentation of thoughts and inspirational photos, Emma now focuses on travel, skincare and beauty after having written for magazines on the subject for over 4 years.

Playing to your strengths — what the workplace looks like now Join Trish Halpin, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire , and panellists including Brita Fernandez Schmidt, executive director of Women For Women International,and Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP for Tooting, for an empowering conversation about what the workplace looks like today and how we can all shape the future for women. What to do before making the leap Meet the women who made a successful career U-turn and find out their secrets on how they did it.

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There's no one "female voice," so here is wisdom from many voices below. Many often appear on various "Most Powerful Women in Several are among the richest people in the world. Others may be less familiar but are admirable thought leaders and pioneers. Most are smarter than I am, so better to learn from them. Rather than continue my preaching, here's what they have to say about leadership, innovation, and the future.

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There will just be leaders. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal , you stop paying attention to the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up. It's not about product innovation so much anymore as about innovating business models, process, culture , and management. We are indeed all migrating to a new land and should be looking at the new landscape emerging before us like immigrants: It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live.

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I thought about it and decided not to take part. I had to learn to communicate to very different types of groups of managers with different orientations, different priorities. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they're doing it.

And that's the key to achieving something truly transformational.