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It’s a Long Road for Women in Journalism

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by

I am a huge fan of the campaigning/support group Women in Journalism (let’s face it, I am a fan of women in anything!) Seriously though, WiJ, as it’s members call it, is playing an important part in promoting gender equality in journalism. By which I mean ensuring women get a fair crack of the whip. It’s a long, hard road.

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Inspirational Woman, Witch or Bitch? Sara Sheridan

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by

Meet Sara Sheridan, a hugely successful novelist and writer who has just launched herself into the world of perfume making. But her perfumes are very different. You won’t find any air brushed women, just real, honest pictures of gorgeous women of all ages. Oh, and she’s reclaiming the labels Bitch and Witch for women!

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No More Boys and Girls – In conversation with Graham Andre

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by

The BBC programme No More Boys and Girls sparked a heated debate across the UK. Its subject was creating a more gender neutral environment in schools and the impact this had. Noticeably the girls’ self esteem rose considerably. Meet the teacher featured in the programme, Graham Andre.

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Boys and Girls, Gender Stereotyping, and My Life’s Work!

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 by

If you’re in the UK you may have heard the buzz around a BBC two programme looking at how girls and boys are treated differently. It’s called No More Boys and Girls, a deliberately provocative title. The premise is that boys and girls are not substantially different in abilities or behaviour but the way we treat them makes them so. And that has lasting implications for all of us.

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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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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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