Is Sexism Alive and Well?

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by

From an article in the Observer magazine this weekend on the successful actor, Salima Hayek, which left me shaking my head,

She arrives in a riot of black and red polka dots, tottering shoes and glossy hair, 5ft 2in and somehow 50 years old, although agelessly beautiful.

Generally speaking not something you would see written about a male actor. And this from the normally reliable Observer.

Here’s something else from the news you may be interested in. Catherine Mayer is a journalist and co founder of the Women’s Equality Party. I’ve interviewed her for our Inspirational Women section which you can read here.

Says Catherine, ‘I don’t know of one female journalist who hasn’t been discriminated against at work’. She certainly has and is doing something about it by suing her former employer. More power to her. We have to call out sexism when we can. She will be vilified and told she just wasn’t good enough. We’ll see… Meanwhile, I wish her well and applaud her courage. Read more about that here.

Come and join me in Bristol this Autumn on RenewYou. I’d love to meet you!

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Women, You Are So Powerful!

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by

Women, you are much more powerful than you realise. Small steps can lead to big changes. You can make a difference. Recognise your power. Woman Up!

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Let’s all ‘Woman Up!’ Women and Confidence

Posted on July 26th, 2017 by

If I am forced to sum up what I do in three words I will say ‘boost women’s confidence’. I hate saying it really because I hate to perpetuate the idea that women aren’t confident. Yet my recent post on Imposter Syndrome provoked so many responses that I have to acknowledge it’s alive and well. Surely after survey still tells us that women lack confidence. Really?

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Are Equal Opportunity Employers Genuinely Equal?

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by

Is there a gender pay gap? Oh yes. The BBC makes the news over unequal pay. ‘It’s the market”. Really? That market run by men, perchance?

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Do You Find it Difficult to Say NO?

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by

Do you sometimes want to bang you head on the desk at work because you’ve just heard your voice say ‘yes’ to something when in your heart you wanted to say no, but didn’t want to cause offence? If yes, this is for you. If no, well done. You’ve probably got assertiveness sussed. Or you don’t work in an office… ;>)

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How to Avoid Imposter Syndrome

Posted on July 4th, 2017 by

Imposter Syndrome, that nagging feeling that you are just not as good as everyone else doing what you do. You’re not alone, many high profile women confess to it. However, you can do something about it. Here are some tips.

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