Chamber Chat – Vicky Lofthouse

February 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Chamber Chat – Vicky Lofthouse

Throw out those doubts!! We’ve got this!!

Women business owners and working women face certain challenges and obstacles that most men don’t. Working women who have children experience even more demands on time, energy and resources, and women face gender discrimination in business and on the job. But women are not less successful than men; in fact, statistics show that women are starting businesses at more than twice the rate. Women are resourceful, and able to succeed, despite many challenges.

Finding the Right Work-Life Balance for Busy Working Women

Many women struggle with finding better ways to balance work and life and often this guilt comes from outside sources. But we shouldn’t feel guilty about our business passion.

Overcoming Gender Discrimination Against Women in Business

Gender lines are drawn early, and exclusions for women continue throughout adulthood. Women discriminated both in the private and public sector. Gender bias begins in school, but it shouldn’t hold us back, and confidence is key.

Job Fields and Industries Women in Business Are Dominating

Women do face many challenges including discrimination and are often paid less than men for doing the same job. But there are some industries where women are competing and even dominate. Knowing where women are succeeding can help you decide areas to grow your business and identify obstacles in male-dominated industries.

Two of the most effective tools in overcoming challenges facing working women include networking and finding a mentor. Finding inspiration and support from other business women or men on fire can be life-changing and a 100% must in today’s society.

So, banish those fears and bad habits, and improve your effectiveness, showcase your business passion and learn how to love life and stop balancing.

This International Women's Day (March 8) the Chamber is joining 1000s of organisations across the world to celebrate women’s achievements and continue the press for progress. The half-day event at The Mill, Glasson Dock, will combine a debating session with motivational speakers and a networking lunch.