Why Do Women Hate Other Women?

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by - 4 comments

Heather as paparazzi

I was asked this question recently by a journalist for a feature she was writing on two female celebrities who were, apparently, having an argument. Always happy to oblige, this was my reply:

Hi xxx,
Thanks for asking, always happy to comment although celebrity is not my area. Do feel free to quote any of below but suspect it may not be what you want. Be nice to know if you do use it. Thanks and good luck with it.

“To be honest I am not familiar with the spat and in my experience women do support each other. I was with 6 business women yesterday who were really working well together and hugely supportive, although technically they are all competitors. In fact, my business model is based on women supporting women.

However, we have a media which is institutionally sexist and rarely takes women seriously so I think we see so much more of this when it relates to women, particularly women the media deem attractive.(Good photo opportunity) Men fall out too but it’s not reported in the same way.”

That business model is described here, just in case you were interested. http://www.changingpeople.co.uk/for-trainers/

Very best wishes,
Jane

What would you have said?

Update: I wrote this a few weeks ago and to date have not had a reply/acknowledgement from the journalist. I assume that means she’s not using my quote. if you do happen to see the article do let me know

Photo Credit: You may be wondering about that photo. It’s of the lovely Heather, of New Old Friends Theatre company being a member of the paparazzi. Oh and when she’s not acting she’s my PA. And also my daughter in law. There, full disclosure.

Go Mad, Go Crayon!

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by - 0 comments

I may be a bit weird, (don’t all answer at once) but I really love coloured pencils. Just looking at that picture gives me pleasure. In many of my courses and one to one work, I encourage participants to inject a bit of colour into their lives. It’s not art work as such, just another way of looking at things.  Doing things differently now and again generates a different result. If you’re ever feeling a bit stuck, got a problem

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If Cars Could Talk….

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by - 0 comments

No more to be said…. RenewYou is my one day personal development for programme for women, licensed to excellent trainers across the world. Check out your nearest one.

All Together Now, Let’s Yodel – ‘Older Ladeez!’ You’ll love this video

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by - 1 comment

I defy you to watch this video and not smile. I love it! Thanks to DonnaLou Stevens. In fact I loved it so much I contributed to her fund to make more videos. We need many more positive images of older women out there. If you’re interested there’s more information on that in this link. Older Ladies Are Divine! If the video doesn’t open for you click here to go to the You Tube page RenewYou, for all women, any

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Are You Sexist?

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by - 1 comment

I’m pretty sure I am sometimes. I know, what an admission to make! If, like me, you’ve grown up through the fifties, sixties & seventies you will have internalised a lot of institutionalised sexism and not even realise it. I remember the first time I saw a woman driving a bus. For an instant (until my sexist rule came into play) I was flabbergasted. Why? Because up until that point I’d only seen men driving buses so it looked ‘odd’.

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Women Over 50 Get a New Super Power!

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by - 0 comments

Yes, it’s true. Once you’re over 50 you can become invisible! At least in the media and films you will be…. This is part of an email I received from Ann Cameron, a Canadian lawyer: In 2006, two English friends of mine and I were talking about the lack of aspirational film roles for women over age 50. Yes, there were a few films featuring noted older performers, but nothing that left you feeling better about being older and/or changing

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