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Only a fifth of small businesses are led by women

Only a fifth of small businesses are led by women

Women are only half as likely as their male counterparts to start a new business and just a fifth of small firms are led by females. That’s according to the Government which thinks there may be “unfair obstacles” preventing women from starting their own firms, meaning there is a “significant pool” of untapped talent. The

WJN’s celebration of women in jewellery sparks ‘crucial discussions’

The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN), the UK-wide organisation designed to connect, grow and inspire women working in the jewellery trade, has highlighted a number of ‘crucial discussions’ that it hosted in support of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day, which is on March 8 every year, commemorates the movement for women’s rights. This year, the

Leading lights of jewellery sector to speak at industry ‘Women’s Day’ event

Specialist jewellery PR agency Facets PR has announced its plans to empower women within the jewellery sector with a special event. The company, which is an all-female business, is set to host an event on International Women’s Day designed to highlight female entrepreneurs across the world who are making waves in the jeweller sector. The

EXCLUSIVE: Pandora’s sole female board member on breaking the glass ceiling

Pandora’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer Minna Philipson is the first and only female on the jewellery giant’s board and she’s revealed to Professional Jeweller what motivates her to reach the top. Philipson is a very welcomed addition to the board, and she admits that the brand’s long term goal is to have

New Mantra Jewellery initiative champions girl power

Jewellery brand Mantra has teamed up with UK charity Smart Works, to create a initiative aimed at promoting and supporting female self belief in the workplace. Smart Works provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need. Mantra Jewellery has also designed a disc pendant in honour of the new

Amazon.co.uk takes on over 20 new brands in jewellery push

Online retailer Amazon.co.uk unveiled over 20 new jewellery brand acquisitions at its AW15 Wish List press day last week. The event took place at Victoria House in London and showcased a large selection of new jewellery including pieces from 12 new fashion brands and seven new fine jewellery designers. Head of vendor management for jewellery and watches,

Celebrate the women driving our industry today

Kathryn Bishop on why the time is now for women to be taking the lead. Girl’s rock; girls rock; girls’ rocks. There’s an Eats, Shoots and Leaves book in there somewhere about engagement rings, female empowerment or the window display of Boodles. As you will have noticed in Professional Jeweller’s July issue and in our

Jewellery Girls Q&A:Harriet Vine & Rosie Wolfenden

The Tatty Devine founders on inspiring women in the jewellery biz. As part of our Jewellery Girls Rule issue for July, Professional Jeweller heard from 21 females leading their sector of the UK jewellery industry about the challenges of today’s business, making their mark and their inspirations. First up we hear from the founders of