Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” I won’t lie, I was surprised to learn that this was a quote from Maya Angelou, but at the same time, I’m not surprised at all. She’s right though, no matter what you turn your hand to, as women we feel we have to work that bit more, fight that much harder and prove ourselves as capable to our male counterparts.
This is the issue dedicated to women who ‘werk’ for themselves. Whether you’re a business owner or freelancer, it takes a huge amount of courage (and gall) to bite the bullet and go it alone, so we thought we’d talk to some brilliant women who are killing it in their field to discuss their journey to entrepreneurship.
In this month’s feature article, we discuss some of the reasons that women choose not to work for themselves as well as the reasons why they do. Whether it’s due to a lack of confidence and previous knock-backs or due to some of the obstacles that women face that aren’t such an issue for men, there is no doubt that working for yourself takes a large amount of bravery and in some cases large risk. Especially in the current climate.
Also in this issue, we look at the problem with comparing yourself to others online, with top tips on how to make social media an enjoyable and positive place to spend time. We also talk about the beauty of normal, with a list of items that are regularly picked out as flaws that we at SOCIALight feel need to be embraced and celebrated.
Our regular columns in this issue tackle a range of topics. From travelling to the beautiful city of Bath, In The News talking about Jacinda Ardern, this month’s book recommendation, mental health in Healthy Place, HealthTap, Financial advice in MoneyTalks, and another insightful topic in this month’s A La Mode.
We also welcome another brand new column, CareerHUB which will cover a range of business subjects including career changes, progression, and much more. We hope you enjoy them!