Women Show More Empathy Than Men – Does that make you yawn?

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by

It’s been well known for some time that yawning is contagious. Someone next to you yawns and within a minute you’ll probably find yourself yawning too.

So, transgender women cannot be feminists? I beg to differ.

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 by

I have been puzzled by the debate on transgender women not being allowed to be ‘feminists’. I have truly tried to understand it, I honestly have. The argument seems to be that if you have not been born a woman an have spent part of your life as male, you cannot truly appreciate the oppression given to women, cannot understand the life experiences, and therefore, cannot truly be part of the sisterhood.

Is ******** a Dirty Word for Women?

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by

I notice often when coaching women, how reluctant they are to use the word ‘ambitious’. I also work with men from time to time and ‘ambition-shame’ rarely affects them.
Do you find did difficult to talk openly about your own ambitions and dreams? Have you lowered your sights?

A Diary Date for Speak Up

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by

Update on Jane’s plans to hold the first open Speak Up in 3 years. Read on for more information and details of how to reserve your place.

Women, You Are Not Allowed to be Loud. Did you know?

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by

It’s hard being a woman in the public eye. Speak Up and you’re ‘loud and aggressive, pushy’. Stay quiet, you’re going nowhere…

Do You Care About Your Age?

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by

It is an issue for everyone, but particularly so for women in industries where they are lauded for their looks and suffer so much when they age. As much as we haven’t learned to hear authority on women’s voices, we haven’t learned to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the older woman.

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