Entries by Carla Stent

Missed Opportunities: Where are the Women Investors?

Carla was interviewed by Joy Burnford for Forbes Magazine. Original article published here. In the first in a mini-series on women and private equity investment, Forbes contributor Joy Burnford spoke with some women investors about their experiences investing, the shortage of women investors and some avenues to bring change. Why So Few Women Investors? According […]

Women Entrepreneurs

Originally blogged for Virgin. Entrepreneurship is being heralded as the possible saviour of the world’s economies. It is being hailed as the solution to youth unemployment. Legislation is rapidly being drafted to force institutions (like banks) to increase lending to SMEs. And, if the rhetoric is to be believed, achieving work / life balance is […]

Flexi Working

Originally blogged for Virgin. Virgin recently quoted that, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management, 94% of UK organizations apparently now offer staff some form of flexible working and 73% of managers say that their organization is largely supportive of it. So, if it is so commonplace, why are we still debating the pros […]

The Modern Face of Philanthropy

Originally an Article for New Philanthropy Capital. The Modern Face of Philanthropy – is it set to achieve its ambition? “Philanthropy – the promotion of welfare of others especially by generous donation of money to good causes.” Of itself, the definition is self-congratulating and self-perpetuating. Reading it, if you are a philanthropist, you might be […]

Whose culture is it anyway?

Originally an article for Governance Magazine. Glaziers Hall was packed on 12 November at the ICAEW Audit Quality Forum’s event on corporate culture. With the cryptic title ‘whose culture is it anyway?’ the event attracted many of London’s growing profession of corporate governance specialists as well as auditors. Corporate governance might never have been the […]

As I see it: Carla Stent

Originally an article in Oct 2015 Edition of Economia Magazine. Carla Stent is a former COO of the Virgin Group. She is currently a trustee of Christian Aid and sits on a number of other boards AMBITIONS When I was at school I thought I’d like to be a speech therapist or a geologist. I […]