An interview with Elizabeth Tweedale for Women’s History Month

In honour of Women’s History Month — which falls in March in the UK — I’ll be publishing a series of interviews with female authors, entrepreneurs and leaders to get an insight into themes like (in)equality, empowerment and self-development.

I was introduced to Elizabeth Tweedale through a mutual contact. She is a highly successful working mother — an author, entrepreneur and advocate for gender equality through education. …


Perlego’s people share their favourite female authors

At Perlego, we draw strength from diversity. As a truly international team, we’re always keen to share our knowledge and experiences, and learn from one another. Our hiring process involves a proactive search for diverse candidates, including women and people from BAME backgrounds, to ensure that our talent pool is as representative as possible.

Our company strives to support and promote women in tech; we have a growing number of women in leadership and management roles, and 27% of our product developers, designers and engineers are female. This sets Perlego above the industry average: according to a report conducted by…


An Interview with Philip Womack

My guest for the second instalment of Perlego’s ‘Author Spotlight’ series was British writer and journalist Philip Womack. In addition to critically acclaimed children’s fiction, Philip has published short stories, literary journalism and reviews, and adult non-fiction.

I wanted to learn more about his unusual approach to a stereotypically serious subject: Classics. This interview explores the background, audience and key themes of Philip’s…


A photograph of five glasses of red wine being clinked together in celebration
A photograph of five glasses of red wine being clinked together in celebration

An interview with Marion Demossier

To kick off Perlego’s ‘Author Spotlight’ series, I sat down (virtually) with Marion Demossier, a Professor in French and Social Anthropology at the University of Southampton. In addition to her academic commitments, Marion has been a wine industry expert in France and New Zealand for over 25 years.

In an extensive but fascinating discussion via Zoom, we explored some of the key themes in her work before digging into her research process and the…


An interview with Sonya Barlow for Women’s History Month

In honour of Women’s History Month — which falls in March in the UK — I’ll be publishing a series of interviews with female authors, entrepreneurs and leaders to get an insight into themes like (in)equality, empowerment and self-development.

I am one of several Perlego employees participating in the online global mentorship programme run by Like Minded Females (LMF Network). The not-for-profit social enterprise, which was founded in 2018 by Sonya Barlow, strives to promote…


An interview with Penny Power for Women’s History Month

In honour of Women’s History Month — which falls in March in the UK — I’ll be publishing a series of interviews with female authors, entrepreneurs and leaders to get an insight into themes like (in)equality, empowerment and self-development.

Penny Power OBE is a woman on a mission; I caught her at the end of a busy day, as she breezed straight from a government meeting into our Zoom interview. Despite having…


An interview with Gill Hasson for Mental Health Awareness Week

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK (18–24 May 2020), I interviewed Gill Hasson, an experienced career coach and the author of several personal development books. Here’s what she had to say about positive thinking, learning from other people and cutting yourself some slack.


An interview with Dr Sebastian Buckle for Pride Month

LGBT+* Pride Month is celebrated internationally every June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in Manhattan, New York City. Pride events — which are becoming increasingly popular and commercialised — include parades, street parties and festivals. Aside from celebrating sexual and gender diversity, Pride is also an opportunity to raise public awareness of the ongoing discrimination and violence against the LGBT+ community. …


An interview with Elizabeth Wright for Women’s History Month

In honour of Women’s History Month — which falls in March in the UK — I’ll be publishing a series of interviews with female authors, entrepreneurs and leaders to get an insight into themes like (in)equality, empowerment and self-development.

I came across Elizabeth Wright by chance, thanks to Twitter, and was desperate to learn more about her life and work. Not only is she a Paralympic Medalist, but she has also turned her…


An interview with Catherine Stothart for Women’s History Month

In honour of Women’s History Month — which falls in March in the UK — I’ll be publishing a series of interviews with female authors, entrepreneurs and leaders to get an insight into themes like (in)equality, empowerment and self-development.

I linked up with Catherine Stothart — a leadership coach, consultant and author — to talk about her coaching experience and how this guided development process can benefit women in…

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