What it Means to be Women in Business

women in business still struggle

There is so much talk in broad strokes about what it means to be women in business – from what we do, to who we are, and how we define and achieve our ambitions. From ‘leaning in’ to rocking the ‘girl boss’ thing; there are a lot of ways we market and turn being a […]

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Welcome To The AlwaysFWRD Women’s Network

You Found Us! We started this website and accompanying newsletter because we had such rich and interesting conversations with our colleagues and friends on a daily basis; and often found ourselves passing insights and wisdom onto the next friend. We realized that the themes of our chats were also so universal… from frustration (family, work) […]

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Importance of Girls and Sports

the importance of supporting girls and sports

It’s that time of year where things start to wind down and for a lot of parents that means the fall sports season is now finit. Girls and sports is big in our households. We had our daughters in a soccer league that proved to be both instructive and inspirational for them (more below) and […]

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Tips and List of Best Black Friday Deals

For 20 years our team has been involved with promoting Black Friday, in its digital incarnation, and have scored some great tips, tricks and insights along the way. Let’s be honest, though, just the thought of Black Friday makes a lot of us hide beneath the sheets. With the first sight of red, green and […]

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Former First Lady Launches Women’s Health Campaign

Mrs Laura bush launches brain health initiative

Yesterday a record number of women won Congressional seats; at least 118 women up from the current 107 – the result of women increasingly finding their voice this year (and arguably last year as well). From workplace issues, to family life and healthcare, it’s a pink wave that will no doubt continue right through the […]

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Rock the Vote: Why We Need You Today

Vote this Tuesday

Whether you are one of our US readers or live abroad, it’s hard to miss that, Tuesday, November 6, Election Day, will be a critical moment in deciding how the next couple of years will go politically, socially and economically in the US. There has been so much discord, hate, sadness and unrest; and the […]

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Redressing the Balance: How to Support a Female Entrepreneur Today

supporting female entrepreneurs

To be an entrepreneur is an uphill battle in any case… no matter your idea, your sex or your background. But let’s be honest, it’s pretty demoralizing to be a female entrepreneur trying to build and innovate with little prospect of support. And that’s why we often give up (or don’t even get far enough […]

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We can be heroes: not just for one day

We need more heroes

A few weeks ago we were incredibly lucky to hear New York City’s first female fire fighter, later captain; and now artist, 9/11 museum tour guide and humanitarian, Brenda Berkman, talk about the importance of representation in covering first responders. And it wasn’t just Brenda that gave us reason to pause and consider the stories […]

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International Day of the Girl Child: October 11

UN Day of the Girl News

Today is the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl Child. As mothers of daughters it can be quite overwhelming to both consider their futures, as well as, see how quickly the walls of self-belief can come crumbling down. At first blush there seems to be so many reason to celebrate being a girl, particularly […]

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Spotlight: Why we Love Ellie Goulding

Why we love Ellie Goulding

Where oh where have the dignified gone? It’s a valid question these days with every angry soundbite and vile tweet. It makes those with poise and class stand out all the more. So let’s talk about why we love Ellie Goulding; because why not…we met her! Grace Under Photo Fire Last week we attended the […]

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