LMF Network CIC is a global not-for-profit social enterprise.
Our mission is to enable, educate and empower women and marginalised communities in tech, digital & entrepreneurship.
We believe in creating inclusive programmes to empower confidence, accelerate careers and unite the community.
The LMF Network is an accessible network specialising in digital workshops, a mentoring programme and business coaching to build and upskill the community.
Since launching in May 2018, the network has facilitated 200+ workshops globally, upskilled 10,000+ people, nominated for 3 national awards and engaged with over 35,000 online.
The network has its HQ in London UK, with its…
Four months into my internship and my time working at the Like Minded Females (LMF) Network has come to an end. It has truly been an experience to remember.
This blog will describe the highs and lows — and everything in between — of my time here whilst casting a reflective tone to recall the fundamental lessons I learned working here.
How and why did I end up at LMF? The answer is slightly complex.
To be completely honest and transparent, as wide as my interests in social and current affairs are, women’s rights had never occupied a significant proportion…
Get into the right mindset for work.
As the world is going through a big crisis, everyone had to make several sacrifices and adjustments to cope. One, being companies changing tactics to work remotely whilst coming to terms with both the benefits and disadvantages of working from home (WFH).
Have you been working remotely or even working in your parents’ home ever since the Covid-19 outbreak? You may have thought at first what could go wrong with having the comfort of no proper rules.
From a distance, no proper rules may present themselves like so many other sides of remote…
With September finally starting and the ease of lockdown restrictions in the UK, it feels like the start of something new.
But when it comes to our professional lives, the pressure often starts to ramp up this month as we feel the pressure to deliver against all of our 2021 goals in the next four months. Remember the goals you had set back in January and have potentially fallen short of? Yes, we are talking about these ones.
It is already September, and we have been thinking about what will we do with these 4 months to Christmas, 4 months…
Social media is a platform for sharing ideas, thoughts and information. It’s also a way of connecting with others around the world.
There are pros and cons to social media. Some pros may be a quicker connection, low cost, reaching a wider audience and advertising for businesses. Some cons may be spending too much time, being disconnected from the world, isolation, commitment, and cyberbullying.
If only social media was straightforward and easy, right? Nowadays, it’s all about getting many likes, views and followers.
But, many don’t realise that being obsessed with social media can actually be harmful to your mental…
In July 2021, LMF hosted a celebration event to mark the end of the second cohort of our mentoring programme. Read more about this initiative and why mentoring is so important.
In February 2021, we launched the largest digital mentoring programme by a not-for-profit in the UK.
The six-month virtual scheme aims to empower mentees to progress confidently with their careers and bridge the skills gap.
This year, more than 600 participants from 14 different countries signed to be part of this initiative.
“KTN and LMF work in collaboration to create a vibrant community of female role models, sharing knowledge…
As part of my role, I’ve been taking a deep dive into different companies and their diversity and inclusion strategies, especially when it comes to recruitment. What has become really obvious is that so many companies publicly proclaim their commitment to diversity and inclusion, their commitment to people and being a great place to work, but internally follow none of the best practices with their people.
One of the biggest challenges affecting companies — in my opinion — is talking the talk but not doing the do.
It’s easy for candidates to see through sexism, favouritism and tokenism even if…
On Wednesday, August 25th, five Afghan women, part of a well-known Afghan robotics team, arrived in Mexico as part of the first group of evacuees to land in my country. Here they will receive accommodations, food and basic services.
These women have been seen as symbols of a post-Taliban panorama, where there are opportunities for women and girls to pursue their dreams and higher education.
The news and images of Afghanistan in the last few weeks made me think hard about two things: my own privilege and what stills need to be done in terms of gender equality.
Did you know that today women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men on average? In 1970, it was less than half.
With a score of 67.9 out of 100, the EU is at least 60 years away from reaching complete gender equality.
EIGE’s Gender Equality Index shows that advances in gender equality are still moving at a snail’s pace, with an average improvement of just half a point each year.
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) 2020 are one in a series of studies of the World Bank that tracks how the law affects women at various…
When we examine companies and how they became remarkably successful, one trait that stands above many others is that successful companies have excellent leaders who guide outstanding employees.
Leadership and guidance are essential to success in nearly every field. Workplace mentoring is one way to provide personalised leadership for both new and tenured employees.
Skills-based mentoring should be part of onboarding to teach new executives the company ropes and help them excel and grow as they continue their position.