Inspirational Women – Polly Neate

Posted on December 20th, 2016 by

Meet Polly Neate, CEO of Women’s Aid: “I would make it a legal requirement for every new policy, national or local, to be analysed specifically for how it will impact on women, and be required to promote women’s equality.” Hear, hear!


Got any Good Role Models in Your Organisation?

Posted on August 14th, 2015 by

Do you have a female role model? In this post Jane looks at value of role models and why it’s sometimes hard to find one. Share your own examples of role models!


Gender Equality and Rumpelstiltskin

Posted on December 7th, 2014 by

I love a good evening at the theatre, and I am passionate about gender equality. It’s not often the two get combined in one delightful package! My local theatre, The Theatre Royal Bath, has a dedicated children’s space, The Egg. This Christmas season they are showing Rumpelstiltskin (they don’t go in for traditional ‘sacchariney’ shows). I went to see it last week and as we left my (grown up) son nudged me and said ‘Bet you get a blog post

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If You Looked Up Would You Find a Fan?

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

I have a ceiling fan in my office but you’d be amazed at how often I start working, the room gets hotter, and I suddenly look up and see my fan. It’s there all the time so why do I forget about it? That’s a question I often wryly ask myself: why do I let myself get all hot and bothered before remembering it? I guess it’s because I get so caught up and involved in what I’m doing that

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The Honeycombs – Early Pioneers of Female Equality?

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

I have no idea why this suddenly popped into my head. I think it may have been because I had BBC Radio 2 gently playing in the background as I was working and one of their records must have taken me back 50 years. For whatever reason, I suddenly had this vision of the sixties group, The Honeycombs. I wasn’t an avid fan, in fact I was about 8 or 9 when they first appeared on the screen. They have

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Woman Need Role Models Who Are Women? Of Course!

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by

It seems a self evident truth that requires no explanation: It helps to have role models in your chosen field, and it helps if those role models are a bit like you. We’ve known that about ethnicity for ages yet somehow the gender question has not received so much attention, until relatively recently. There are several inspiring women and men out there trying hard to combat the very negative, demeaning images of womanhood promoted in the media, as well as

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