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Would You Rather Ask a Female Boss for a Pay Rise?

Posted on December 5th, 2017 by

69% of men believe it’s easier to ask a male boss for a pay rise than a female boss. In contrast, 60% of women find it easier to ask a female boss than a male one. The result shows a public still more comfortable with its own gender when it comes to tricky situations, but with women placing much less emphasis on gender than their male counterparts. Read more

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Why So Few Women on Boards? No Change in 10 Years!

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by

Another report on how little has changed with recruiting women on boards. In fact, no change to speak of in 10 years. What is happening? Businesses know that greater diversity means greater profits. The business case is well made. What can we do?

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Angry People Are Not Always Wise

Posted on November 13th, 2017 by

This week I’ve been pondering on the topic of getting angry. Is it good for us? Does it help us get our voices heard, or does it make victims of us? Can we use anger as a force for good, and does not getting angry mean we have given in?

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How Weinstein is Helping Professional Women…Weirdly

Posted on October 31st, 2017 by

The recent revelations of the abuse of women by men like Weisntsein, MPs, etc, have sparked a slew of sensationalist media coverage. The backlash begins. Women are being blamed for allowing the abuse. This is a story that must not be allowed to go away. Seize the moment.

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7 Days That Rocked My World

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by

It’s been a strange week for women. The Weinstein abuse story breaks and sympathy abounds. Then the backlash. Why didn’t they tell? Let’s get to our comfortable space of blaming the women. And then, amazingly, we begin to listen to the women. Really listen.

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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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