Restaurateur, author and TV presenter Prue Leith was awarded the Robyn Jones Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s Shine Awards - the only awards that celebrate the achievements of women working in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, and the individuals and businesses that actively support gender diversity in these industries.
Due to popular demand from hospitality and travel businesses, we're pleased to announce that the entry deadline for this year's Shine Awards has been extended to Friday 3 June.
People 1st is pleased to announce that the Shine Awards lifetime achievement category is to be renamed in honour of legendary catering entrepreneur and CH&Co founder, Robyn Jones OBE, who passed away last year aged just 54.
People 1st is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2016 Shine Awards – the only awards that celebrate the achievements of women working in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, and the individuals and businesses that actively support gender diversity in the industries.
The New Year always encourages us to reflect on what we’ve achieved in the past 12 months, but making plans for the next year isn’t always so easy. Gabriella Driver shares her tips on making 2015 YOUR year.
Workforce and skills development charity, People 1st, has successfully gained government funding to provide retail employers with subsidised training and mentoring for women working in their businesses.
Do you ever hear that little voice in your head saying "I'm not good enough"? You're not alone (and you don't have to listen to it!) says Gabriella Driver.
Female leaders from the tourism and visitor economy sector* have been recognised at the 2014 Women 1st Shine Awards, where seventeen leading businesswomen were also inducted into the Women 1st Top 100 Club.
Women 1st, the initiative that aims to raise the number of women working in senior roles in the tourism and visitor economy sector, has revealed the shortlist for its 2014 Shine Awards.
The Shine Awards, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions, are the only awards that celebrate the achievements of women working in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel, tourism and retail industries, and the mentors and businesses that actively support women’s careers in those industries.
Women 1st has announced that it is extending the deadline for entries to its annual Shine Awards, which celebrate women, mentors and businesses in the tourism and visitor economy sector*, until Monday 14 July.
Can great events really leave you feeling empowered? Ex-magazine editor, Lesley Yates-Cinti, shares her thoughts from our recent 'Women Inspiring the Economy' event.
Emily Karatay attended our recent conference in Liverpool, which focussed on 'Women Inspiring the Economy' - here are her thoughts from the day!
What does it take to put together a successful award entry? Sarah Swaysland, winner of the Stepping Up award at last year's Women 1st Shine Awards, shares her tips for writing a top notch submission.
Jacqueline Gold chief executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, will share her own career, experiences and thoughts at Women 1st conference in London on 3 July 2014.
Tracey Rogers, managing director for Unilever Food Solutions UK & Ireland, shares her thoughts from our recent networking event.
Ruth Shaw of TEDxWhitehallWomen reviews the latest book from Arianna Huffington, which redefines what it means to be 'successful'
Women 1st has opened nominations for its annual Shine Awards.
Passing on the knowledge you receive through mentoring is vital, says ISS Food and Hospitality's Stephanie Hamilton.
Women 1st has suggested that hospitality businesses need to do more to retain and attract female workers if the industry is to avoid the UK’s impending ‘workforce cliff’.
Is being someone we're not the price we pay for career success? Women 1st member Gabriella Driver says it shouldn't have to be.
Women 1st, the initiative that aims to increase the number of women working in senior positions in the tourism and visitor economy sector*, has announced that its third annual conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London on 3 July 2014.
With International Women's Day 2014 taking place tomorrow our director, Simone Roche, explores what this day means for us all in 2014.
Does your work leave you feeling energised or drained? Trainer and coach, Katie Botten, explains how to use your strengths to get the most out of your career.
Are you happy with the career choices you’ve made? Women 1st Top 100 Club member, Jane Sunley, says it’s never too late to make a new plan.
Should it only be parents that are entitled to work flexibly? Women 1st member Jenny Parry shares her views.
Photographer John Cassidy tells us how you can transform your personal brand in 2014.
New year, new business? Purple Cubed CEO, Jane Sunley, shares her top tips for those planning to take the plunge in 2014.
Do we think of women as being less charismatic than men? Jane Webb shares her thoughts following our latest networking event.
With equality between men and women at board level still a long way off, are quotas a necessary evil? Stephanie Hamilton, executive director of operations at ISS food and Hospitality, shares her views.
Having a mentor can help you with so much more than just your day job. Sara Malm tell us how her relationship with her mentor has proved invaluable.
Balancing work and your social life can be challenge – especially when the wedding invitations start rolling in! Sarah Swaysland, winner of our 2013 Stepping Up award, shares some tips for success.
Women 1st, the initiative that aims to increase the number of women in senior roles in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism, is calling for views on whether or not the Government should introduce quotas for women on boards.
Women 1st has announced the winners of the 2013 Shine Awards recognising female excellence within hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism, and the 23 leading business women inducted into the Top 100 Club of the Most Influential Women in the industry.
Women 1st has announced that it will be inducting 23 new women into its prestigious Top 100 Club of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism. Current members include Delia Smith CBE, Amanda Wills, managing director of Virgin Holidays and Clare Kavanagh, director of performance for buses, Transport for London. The Top 100 Club is designed to celebrate the very best in female achievement and to highlight the role models and leaders who have achieved success at the highest levels.
Women 1st announced today that Jill Easterbrook, Tesco’s managing director - developing businesses, is to speak at its 2013 Conference, focusing on how women can succeed in business by making the best of their working environment.
Margaret Hodge MP will appear in a lunchtime Q&A hosted by PR guru Lynne Franks at the second annual Women 1st Conference (www.women1st.co.uk/conference). The conference will be held on 19 June at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.
The second annual Women 1st Conference (www.women1st.co.uk/conference) will include interactive workshops covering communication and self-confidence, hosted by Women in Business Superseries, Way Forward Solutions and Feminine 1st.
The Centre for Synchronous Leadership, Be-A-Ten Ltd and www.wearethecity.com have been announced as hosts of the first round of interactive workshops for women to enhance their leadership and management skills at the second annual Women 1st Conference (www.women1st.co.uk/conference) next month.
Women 1st has announced the shortlist for the Women 1st Shine Awards 2013. These are the only accolades to recognise outstanding female and diversity achievement in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Each year, the Women 1st Shine Awards celebrate the brightest and best individuals who are paving the way for women across these industries and the organisations that are embracing diversity as a true business benefit.
Women 1st, the thought leadership, training and mentoring programme for the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries, has launched “The Little Book of Diversity: a practical guide to supporting women in the workplace”. The book provides realistic advice and guidance to businesses in the service industry looking to increase the number of women in senior positions and to support talented female employees to achieve their career ambitions.
Debra Dhugga, general manager of Dukes London and Women 1st Top 100 Club member, shares her thoughts on what it takes for women to reach the top in the hotel industry.
With the deadline for the Women 1st Shine Awards (Monday 8 April) looming and unprecedented interest in this year’s awards, we are keen to lend a hand to those making nominations for the first time. Our founder, Sharon Glancy, shares some tips on putting a great submission together below:
Women 1st has announced that Ernst & Young’s managing partner - people for UK and Ireland and ambassador for diversity and inclusivity, Liz Bingham, is to speak at its 2013 Conference to highlight the importance of gender diversity for the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industry.
Women 1st announced today that due to unprecedented demand from the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industry, it will be extending the deadline for the 2013 Shine Awards till Monday 8 April. The organisation has already received a high volume of entries for the awards, which are now in their eighth year.
Women 1st has announced the launch of a unique training programme for senior female managers and directors who want to take the next step and secure board level positions.
This International Women’s Day, Women 1st has announced that is has now supported over 1,000 women through training and mentoring, helping them to achieve their career aspirations in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries.
This was the question posed at our latest networking event on 5 February, hosted by 2012 Women 1st Shine Awards Rising Star winner, Emily Perry.
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Women 1st Shine Awards - the only accolades to recognise the outstanding achievements of women working in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism sector. Now in their eighth year, the awards also recognise the amazing dedication of employers and mentors who go the extra mile to support the career development of women working in one of the UK’s most dynamic industries.
Women 1st announced today that it is to hold a topical debate to examine the issues impacting women in the workplace and their chances of shattering the ‘glass ceiling’ at its next networking event entitled “Women: Can we have it all” on 5 February.
On 1 December 2012, Women 1st was a partner in the first ever TEDxWhitehallWomen event in central London. Our project manager, Alanna Khodeir, shares some of her thoughts on the day.
Women 1st has announced that the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square will host the 2013 Women 1st Conference and Shine Awards ceremony, which will take place on 19 June.
Women 1st has successfully gained government funding to provide passenger transport employers with subsidised training and mentoring for women working in their business.
Paralympics GB star and 7/7 survivor, Martine Wright, will be speaking at the inaugural TedxWhitehallWomen event - supported by Women 1st - on 1 December at 1 More London Place, Ernst & Young Headquarters.
Attendees at our latest Women 1st networking event heard how eating nutritious food and being financially secure can help women to be confident and help to enhance their careers.
Coaches and buses play a critical role in getting the nation to work and our children to school; but why are so few women choosing this industry as a career option?
YO! Sushi will host the Women 1st health, wealth and networking event with Times nutritionist, Amanda Ursell, and the owner of The Women’s Wealth Expert, Hannah Foxley, on 13 November at its Farringdon headquarters.
Women 1st founder, Sharon Glancy, shares her views on why businesses would benefit from having more women on their boards, and why training has such an important role to play.
Tracey Rogers, Women 1st mentor and managing director of Unilever Food Solutions UK & Ireland, gives a personal view on some of the evidence for legislative quotas designed to improve the representation of women on boards and considers whether legislation is the best option.
Suzy Jackson, executive director of the Hospitality Guild and formerly of Punch Taverns, explores why there are so few women at board level in the pub industry - and why it's so important to change this.
Women 1st, the initiative that aims to increase the representation of women on boards across the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries, today announced the launch of new corporate membership schemes to help businesses take proactive steps to redress the gender imbalance at the top.
Increasing the number of women reaching senior positions in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism is crucial if the industry is to address its management skills deficit, so we were delighted to be joined by over 150 delegates at our inaugural Women 1st conference on 19 June!
Women 1st has announced the winners of the 2012 Shine Awards recognising female excellence within hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism, and inducted 30 leading business women into the Top 100 Club of the Most Influential Women in the industry listing.
Successful businesswoman, broadcaster and speaker, Lynne Franks, has encouraged employers to support their female staff to drive growth and inject fresh thinking – an imperative in the current economic climate. Speaking at a Women 1st networking event at the B.Hive in Covent Garden, London, Franks also called on ambitious women to take on training and mentoring to enhance their leadership skills and have the confidence to take their careers to the next level.
Women 1st is accepting nominations to induct 25 new women to the prestigious Top 100 Club of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism whose members include Delia Smith, Angela Hartnett, Sandie Dawes and Jill Stein.
Successful businesswoman, broadcaster and speaker, Lynne Franks has called on employers in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industry to take action to bridge the gender gap at senior management level positions.
Women 1st last night (31 March 2011) announced the winners of the 2011 Shine Awards and unveiled the inaugural Top 100 Most Influential Women in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism (HLTT) industry listing.