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Difficult job interview questions and how to answer them

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Difficult job interview questions and how to answer them

Waiting for an interview can make anyone nervous. After all, a job interview is arguably the most important part of the hiring process. So, how can you prepare to blow your inter...

13/12/2013

Twerk alert: The most sexist music videos of 2013

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Twerk alert: The most sexist music videos of 2013

With the recent release of the 2014 Grammy nominees, it’s hard not to think back on what an amazing year it has been for music. But what kind of year have women in particular...

13/12/2013

WATCH: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / WATCH: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

2013 seems to have been a great year for the representation of women in the media. It has seen the young activist Malala Yousafzai named as Time’s most influential person of the year...

12/12/2013

WATCH: Cancer patients given extraordinary makeover

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / WATCH: Cancer patients given extraordinary makeover

When you are seriously ill with cancer, it undeniably dominates your every waking thought. But Belgian charity the Mimi Foundation set themselves the task of helping 20 cancer...

11/12/2013

Petition time: Reduce infant mortality rate in the UK

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Petition time: Reduce infant mortality rate in the UK

Every so often something makes us so angry that we are compelled to do something about it, and the thing that's got our blood boiling right now? Women's rights and motherhood...

10/12/2013

Sexist comments? Save it. Here's the best ball-busting comebacks ever

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Sexist comments? Save it. Here's the best ball-busting comebacks ever

Last week @EverydaySexism asked their Twitter followers to tweet out their best responses to sexist comments and seriously, they're so good we want to give them a medal. We've...

09/12/2013

21 Times We Used The Excuse 'Because It's Christmas!'

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / 21 Times We Used The Excuse 'Because It's Christmas!'

It’s that time of year again when your diet will be 50% cheese and 50% Cadbury's, your nan will be mildly nationalistic and you'll have to pretend to get excited to play Rapidough...

05/12/2013

6 Signs You Need To Find A New Job

Home / Women in Focus / Career / 6 Signs You Need To Find A New Job

Most people don't stay in the same job forever. In fact, switching careers is quite common. If you're dissatisfied at work, it's time to consider a change of direction. But before...

05/12/2013

Jamelia is the face of Avon UK’s ‘Shine Light and Speak Out’ against domestic violence campaign

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Jamelia is the face of Avon UK’s ‘Shine Light and Speak Out’ against domestic violence campaign

A shocking one in four women suffer from domestic abuse in the UK, which is a statistic that desperately needs changing. In light of this, beauty brand Avon UK and singer-songwriter...

03/12/2013

How to find a job you love: 6 tips to land your perfect career

Home / Women in Focus / Career / How to find a job you love: 6 tips to land your perfect career

Are you fresh out of uni searching for your very first job? Have you been working for the same company for years and just need a career change? Either way, looking for your perfect...

28/11/2013

Girls in engineering: New badass advert by GoldieBlox encourages girls to get engineering

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Girls in engineering: New badass advert by GoldieBlox encourages girls to get engineering

Move over Lily Allen, there’s a new feminist video in town. A badass ad campaign by GoldieBlox aims to get more young girls into engineering while taking down a hella load of...

21/11/2013

Would You Work In The Sex Industry? We Talk To Playkinky's Founder Jo Hudson

Home / Women in Focus / Women in Business / Would You Work In The Sex Industry? We Talk To Playkinky's Founder Jo Hudson

We’ve all had that brief, curious, contemplation - what it would really be like to work in the sex industry? For most of us, after clearing up those empty bottles of wine and...

16/11/2013

Find your dream job: 5 of the best job search apps

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Find your dream job: 5 of the best job search apps

Ever feel like your dream job is slipping away from you? Or maybe you don't even know where to start looking. Before you lose sleep over CVs, references and nailing that interview...

08/11/2013

Just one dose of HPV vaccination may be enough

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Just one dose of HPV vaccination may be enough

A new study has great implications for women around the world, especially those in developing countries. Just one dose of the HPV vaccine Cervarix could be enough to protect...

05/11/2013

Dream of writing a book? Author tips for your first novel

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Dream of writing a book? Author tips for your first novel

Writing your first book? Daunting isn't it. That's why we spoke to debut novelist Hannah Kent who's just had her first novel published to critical acclaim. There's a lot to be...

01/11/2013

How sexist are we in 2013? Turns out very...Google suggest shows sexist search terms

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / How sexist are we in 2013? Turns out very...Google suggest shows sexist search terms

You might assume that the idea that women should vote, work, or have rights is, you know, obvious - but think again. If you really want to know how much of a sexist place the...

22/10/2013

The UK debut of The Conversation set to feature Rita Ora, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Caitlin Moran

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / The UK debut of The Conversation set to feature Rita Ora, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Caitlin Moran

Have you heard of The Conversation? Don’t worry if you haven’t because you soon will, as the hit American series is about to come to the UK. The Conversation featured presenter...

11/10/2013

Is Downton Abbey's ‘graphic’ rape storyline at all justified?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Is Downton Abbey's ‘graphic’ rape storyline at all justified?

Ever since late Sunday night, Downton Abbey has hit the headlines. Around 10 million viewers were shocked as living room favourite, Lady’s maid Anna May Bates (Joanne Froggatt)...

10/10/2013

The girl effect: Investing in girls for the future

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / The girl effect: Investing in girls for the future

We've all heard of girl power, but what about the girl effect? This is a declaration for the rights of girls which is being presented to the UN secretary-general this Friday...

10/10/2013

Stop street harassers by joining the 50 Stories movement

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Stop street harassers by joining the 50 Stories movement

The sofeminine team have been having a story sharing sesh today - you know how it goes - you're walking along the street and a group of boisterous men start shouting nasty threat...

09/10/2013