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No More Boys and Girl – Updated with Graham Andre

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by

No More Boys and Girls was a fascinating BBC documentary on gender bias in an Isle of Wight school which aired in the summer of 2017. I interviewed the teacher involved, Graham Andre, at the time, and some months on I have spoken with him to see what he thinks, if anything, has changed

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Why STILL So Few Women Writers in TV and Film?

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by

Once again a report show that women are under represented in an industry, this time TV and film writing. How many more reports do we need before this is taken seriously? Once again, the research highlights that when women are allowed place at the table, they bring in the viewers and have a very broad appeal. Gender equality works for everyone.

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Does a B+ Make You Drop Out? Plus, Films for women (or not)

Posted on May 9th, 2018 by

How confidant are you feeling today? I use ‘today’ advisedly because confidence is not something static; it’s mercurial. Some days we are fully of it, others, not so much… Lack of confidence is frequently offered as a reason why women don’t progress into senior management. Hmm, Quite possibly along with unconscious bias, and very conscious bias!

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Women Scientists’ Voices are Being ‘Drowned Out’

Posted on April 27th, 2018 by

Yet another piece of research highlighting how the odds are stacked against women in the world of work. This time it’s female scientists who are far less likely to get a fair crack of the whip at conferences, which in turn, affects their careers. It’s time to change and to loudly challenge that unconscious bias. Channel Millicent!

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Gender Equality – It’s not just about the money.

Posted on March 20th, 2018 by

There’s been a lot of publicity about the gender pay gap but equality is not just about the money. That is a symptom of how women are treated unequally in our society. Take a look at these two surveys of how differently women are treated in appraisals. It is shocking. Things need to change.

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Where Do Men Get Credit But Women Don’t? Or, what to do when no one is listening

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

If you have ever had your ideas at work ignored then you will be fascinated by this little gem of research. Who’d have thought that ‘promotive’ ideas from men gain them status and credibility but…similar ideas from women do not. What can we do? Well, I have a few ideas for you and it isn’t about behaving like a man.

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