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Just Judith Design: Dundee Woman’s Business Journey

(Blog for Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee)

‘Isolated’, ‘in need of support’ and ‘on the verge of giving up’ – these were the sentiments of one of the first women to embark on the Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee programme.

That was back in April 2017.

Fast forward almost two years and Dundee-based designer and maker Judith McDowall is feeling inspired, motivated and making significant progress with her textiles business, Just Judith Design.

Judith McDowall (credit: Marta Krakowiecka, 4x M Photography)


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Temperatures Rise as Businesses Tackle the Menopause at Work

How should employers treat menopausal women in the workplace?

This, and other questions, will be addressed and debated on the first day of the world’s only Menopause Festival, taking place in Perth in April 2019.

With the first day of the event aimed at Human Resources professionals, line managers , trade unions and employment lawyers, the ‘Menopause at Work’ seminar will explore the rights of women and their employers’ obligations, menopause policies and how the menopause impacts on women’s economic participation at a national level.

Kate Wyatt

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Operation: Tomorrow!

From 3D printed prosthetics to virtual reality clothing offering a glimpse inside the human body, Dundee Science Centre will reveal an insight into the future of medicine and healthcare in a mind-boggling new show launching next week.

‘Operation Tomorrow’, which runs from Monday 11 February until Monday 1 April 2019, will allow visitors to take on the role of a robot surgeon, see inside the human body with augmented reality, and discover the part video games can play in healthier living.

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Wanted: Business Buddies

Local business people are being encouraged to play their part in supporting new starts.

Next week’s Coca-Cola 5by20 Mentor and Business Community Support Evening hopes to attract new mentors onto the award-winning Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee programme.

Launched in 2010, Coca-Cola 5by20 is a global initiative with one purpose – to enable the economic empowerment of five million women by 2020. Run in over 60 countries around the world, Dundee is the only city in Western Europe to host the programme.

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Hot Stuff: Dundee Businessmen Prepare for Fundraising Firewalk

They’re used to bringing warmth into people’s homes, but staff at Fire Surround Centres in Dundee will really be feeling the heat this weekend (Saturday 26 January 2019) when they take on a firewalk for charity.

The family firm has partnered with Sense Scotland, who provide services for disabled children and adults in Dundee and beyond, with a 15-strong team of staff, friends and family vowing to walk 20 feet over coals heated to 1236 degrees Fahrenheit.

L-R:  Gary and Graeme Turnbull, Fire Surround Centres

L-R: Gary and Graeme Turnbull, Fire Surround Centres


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