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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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Carolyn Scott-Jeffs, Writer, Theatre Director & Inspiration

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by

Meet Carolyn Scott-Jeffs, a woman of many talents. Carolyn is a writer and theatre director. Just who did Lord Reith of BBC loathe so much he stifled her career? It’s all in this interview. Carolyn also has a play about another, largely unsung extraordinary woman opening soon at the Lichfield Garrick, Letters to Emma.

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Men Are Much Better Writers Than Women…Really?

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by

Thank heavens we have moved on from the days when a woman had to pretend to be a man to get taken seriously as a writer. George Eliot would be able to be Mary Ann Evans today, wouldn’t she? Obviously in 2017 no one would be crass enough to reject work by women that they would accept from a man…would they?

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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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