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Being the Founder and Organiser of the Northern Blog Awards

I don’t always write about my business on here, sometimes just tips and reflections on self-motivation and taking the leap from the 9-5. But with the Northern Blog Awards 2018 having just happened and being a huge success, I feel I should perhaps let some of you know a bit more about the behind-the-scenes…the woman behind the event…the organiser of the Northern Blog Awards a.k.a Me!

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Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester – An Interview with Founder Lindsey Fish

With so many women facing discrimination during maternity leave and even when at the potential age of thinking about starting a family, the flexible working movement has quite rightly, become a real focus of many women who want to start families and still work. The movement is starting to be recognised by the government and employers too, but there’s still a lot of work to be done before the appropriate opportunities and rewards are available for working mothers.

Having been made redundant on my first maternity leave, and starting my own business in order to achieve the flexible working and work-family-life balance I wanted and needed, I feel really passionately about this subject matter and supporting other women who feel backed in a corner of sub-standard work opportunities, treatment, pay and conditions. So when events like the Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester come on my radar, my ears prick-up with delight and I snap up a ticket to attend!Continue reading

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My 90 Day Goals April to June

If you caught-up with my last post about my 90 day goals, you’ll know that I feel strongly about checking-in with myself, reviewing where I’m up to and re-setting my goals if necessary. As we’re over 3 months into the year and I’m about to embark on some sort of “maternity leave”, I thought there’s no better time to reassess my goals for the next 90 days, April to June.

Now, I’ve got quite a large life event happening in this quarter…I’m having baby number 2! Eek! And this time, I’m self-employed, with no formal maternity leave and so will be working-out how to be a working mum, grow a small business and also have some quality time with my children. Not a lot then?!

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