Driven Woman is a network for women with ideas and ambition who want to achieve their goals

I had always thought of ‘hope’ simply as a thought or feeling. A mindset associated with optimism and the possibility of something better. And indeed it is, and sometimes getting […]

How many times have you wished you had more confidence? If only you’d asked for a better salary at that career negotiation? Or been braver to pursue your idea for […]

Much change has occurred lately on the global stage. It is instinctive to feel ‘on alert’ as we never know what will happen next it seems. We forget change is […]

What are the attributes that bring ‘doer’ women together? Our tribe of driven women is growing fast in London and beyond. This week we launched our network in Zurich to […]

I’ve spent the weekend wiping tears of my cheeks. They are the tears of joy and fulfilment. I still haven’t quite recovered from the emotions and a wave of gratitude I […]

A happiness expert. A comedian. A lawyer turned entrepreneur. A technology investor. A social activist. What do all these seemingly different women leaders have in common? They have all made […]

A year ago I had nothing. And then again, I had everything. I had an idea. Like all exciting ideas, this one woke my inner critic telling me that I […]

How to find happiness? How to define success in your own terms? How to find time to do what matters to you? TED talks are a great way to immerse […]

Do you feel disappointed in the latest political developments? Have we put too much faith in our leaders to sort out the mess this world is in? I’m not going […]

Imagine you need to have a challenging conversation which must be delivered with power and poise. How would you go about doing that? Most people would go to tremendous efforts […]

We all have heard a story about someone who was lucky to be at the right place at the right time, who then became wildly successful. Surely her success can be […]

Tony Robbins is a straight talker, which I like. Spending fours days at his ‘Unleash the Power Within’ event with 7,000 others – including a hard core of DrivenWoman members […]

I recently met Sarah, a board level director in an international IT company. It was obvious she’d been successful in her corporate career and that she loved her work. Sarah […]

Does this sound familiar… If I had a magic wand my business would already be successful. If I had a magic wand I’d have money to hire someone to do […]

What do you think about people who keep taking selfies and posting them online? Shallow? Vain? Self centered? Well, that hurts. I’ve posted 100 selfies in the past 2.5 years. […]

It’s almost Christmas, and I’m thinking… where did this autumn go! The days are turning into weeks and weeks fold into months. Looking back you soon wonder “Did I do […]

Would you agree a typical networking conversation goes a little bit like this. “Hi, I’m Miisa. Lovely to meet you.” “Hi, what do you do?” ..”Ah, that sounds very interesting. […]

I am 48 years old and I finally feel like I have an opportunity to do something for me.  I have been struggling for the last few years trying to […]

We had a great pleasure to have Dr Priya Virmani share her wisdom on how to live an authentic life in a recent DrivenWoman workshop. I wanted to share one […]

What separates winners and losers? What makes some women successful when women with the same skills can’t make it past the start line? It’s easy to look at successful people and […]

Not an evening goes by in London these days when you can’t check in to some kind of event, seminar or lecture aimed at improving some aspect of your life. […]

In Finland (where I’m originally from), all kids go outside on a break at school. It’s usually already quite chilly in October so hats are compulsory and teachers supervise to […]

The early 90s recession hit Finland very hard. My father was one of the lucky ones to keep his job during the bad times, but eventually he lost it in […]

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