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
One of the qualities I value most in people is kindness; they could be brilliant at what they do, at the top of their field, earning a fortune, but if they are carelessly unkind they cut no ice with me. In my experience kindness is somewhat under rated in the world of work. It rarely features on any job description and people are not usually praised at annual review for being kind. It probably comes under the heading of ‘soft
We’ve been busy getting ready for our London Licensing course for the last few weeks. It feels like quite a milestone. In February 2013 there was just one RenewYou specialist. Me. Last year I did something I’d thought about for years but for one reason and another I hadn’t done anything about it. Which meant my dream stayed a dream, as dreams do until you take your courage in your hands and actually do something. Of course I was a
I am glad that we are honouring the men of World War Two; I find it moving and poignant. However, it’s good to remember the contribution of women too, as in this picture of women working behind the scenes at Bletchley Park. RenewYou is my one day personal development programme for women, licensed to excellent trainers across the world. Check out your nearest one.
Shona Easton is a bag lady, in the nicest possible way. She’s a bag designer. If you’ve ever wondered how you become a bag designer we’re about to find out. Shona has been running her own business since 1996 and her own designer label launched in 2002. Jane: Shona, do share, how does one become a bag designer? Did you leave education with the idea of designing bags? Can you do a course in bag design? Shona: Not a course