An interview with Elizabeth Tweedale for Women’s History Month

“I try to act on these prejudices positively. They’ve given me the drive to keep going and the ambition to show people just how much women can accomplish.”

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 Sonya Barlow for Women’s History Month

“Social media has made it easier to showcase your knowledge within a global community; it allows you to learn, share and connect with like-minded individuals.”

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

“I am me: I am a mother and I’m not going to hide that fact, and anybody who wants to do business with me has to understand that.”

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

“With kindness comes hope: hope that things will improve, that the world can be a better place”

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

“History tells us that nothing should ever be taken for granted, and maintaining hard-won rights is just as important as fighting for them in the first place.”

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

“There is power in stories and words… If it helped one non-disabled person stop and think about their reactions to disability, then my job would be done.”

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

“I think each woman has to find her own way, but being aware of your natural style and knowing how to flex it to fit the circumstances certainly helps a lot!”

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…


Black History Month and Education in the UK

This October, the Perlego team are joining the rest of the UK in celebrating Black History Month — an occasion to raise awareness of Black histories, while recognising the contributions of Black people to British society and culture.

In addition to asking for book recommendations for our Black History Month reading list, I interviewed Zoey Dixon and Addie Tadesse about the role of Black history in education.

Zoey is a Community Hub Library Manager and Development Librarian for the London Borough of Lambeth. …

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