social enterprise

No Straight Lines by Alan Moore

The author sub-scripts the title of the book with the phrase “making sense of our non-linear world” which piqued my personal interest as I too am aware of the need for a new way of thinking about our World – politically, socially, personally, commercially and collectively. I like the phrase [...]

It feels good to be doing something so positive

This year has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. I had never experienced this kind of loss before. (for new readers, my stepson Andrew died in a cycling incident on 5 January this year). When my parents-in-law died they were very old (92 and 93), had lived full, long and healthy lives. We [...]

Spring Promise

I love spring. Even although it happens every year I am always entranced by it – by its promise. Its promise of new beginnings. Seeing a tiny crocus fighting its way through frozen ground or the daffodils finally swaying in the breeze, or little birds beginning to chirp again and think about [...]

Next generation of female entrepreneurs at heart of business

The next generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland powering social enterprise are bucking the economic trend by putting values back at the heart of business. And women are giving men a run for their money. On International Women’s Day the Social Enterprise Academy is celebrating Scotland’s [...]

Empowerment in developing markets

“We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society”. 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony Addressing the critical issue of gender equality is a key challenge for many parts of the world that [...]

Clare Dakin

Clare Dakin is a passionate environmentalist, social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She has 18 years of international experience within the personal growth sector; facilitating groups, coaching business leaders and creating change processes that lead to lasting shifts in behaviour. She [...]
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