Freelancers face the gender pay gap too, so what can we do about it?

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According to the Procopywriters survey 2017 the gender pay gap for copywriters sits at 29%. Woah, that’s bigger than the gap currently given for employed workers. But freelancers get to set their own rates so what is going on? Last week I attended an event to discuss the gender pay gap amongst freelancers and wanted to share some of the … Read More

How to create a vision board

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A few years ago now I created my first vision board and I’ve been hooked ever since. They take a bit of time to create but I promise you the results are really special. Why create a vision board? Well aside from having a beautiful thing to look at a vision board helps clarify your goals and dreams. Not your … Read More

Meet the mothers showing changing career is possible!

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In November we ran an alumni event for previous attendees of our Game Changers programme. These are women, who happen to also be mothers, changing careers, switching things up, shaping their lives in a way that works for them. A few weeks prior I’d seen this video by Reese Weatherspoon (someone shared it on the Guilty Mothers Clubhouse). In it she talks about … Read More

Game Changing Story – Amy, Digital Content Producer

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Hi everyone, I’m Amy, I’m a 38-year-old mum of one living in Manchester. I work at the BBC as a digital content producer, although previously I worked as a radio presenter for many years. I followed Game Changers on social media for a while, watching from afar, wondering if it was for me, before finding myself away on holiday in France feeling a … Read More

Guilty Mothers Club Turns Two!

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I’m celebrating two years of Guilty Mothers Club this month. Two whole years, how on earth has that happened.  So much has changed and there is also so much more change on it’s way…. Personally our lives are now very different to a year ago. GBK is now fully settled in to his stay-at-home-dad role (he is taking a year … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More

Why I quit my job after becoming a Mum

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A few years ago I did what I have since termed a Game Change. By that I basically mean that I quit my job in the corporate world to go freelance and start my own business (I previously designed and delivered behavioural development programmes). It was a change that had been in my mind ever since I went back to … Read More

Game Changing Story – Sara (The Make Project)

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Tell us about yourself I’m Sara; a wife, a mum, and a maker of ‘things’.  Why did you book on Game Changers? I had a head full of ideas and a whole load of unfulfilled creative ambitions, but I just couldn’t find a way to untangle the years of procrastination to get where I wanted to be. I had just come to the end of maternity leave with my … Read More