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Plumptious & Gorgeous Women, I Love You!

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

Visitors to my home are sometimes a bit taken aback at the artwork on our walls. I have a wonderful collection of Beryl Cook’s pictures on my wall and they tend to be a love or hate experience, but whatever people’s views, they are always a topic of conversation. I absolutely love them. Why? Because they are full of gorgeous, plumptious women entirely happy in their own skin. They make me smile every time. Would that the world were full

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Why Do We STILL Condition Our Children into Gender Stereotypes? Look at this…

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by

Well, it’s the end of 2013 but take a look at some of the advertising out there for children’s toys and we could be back in the 1950s. Below is an advert for a girl’s duvet cover. Note that it’s a woman in that dress with a tiny waist and bust a la Barbie. And for boys… I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked as there seems to be a backward trend in the way we are socialising our children, and

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How to Make Your Dream Come True!

Posted on October 16th, 2013 by

I have to apologise right now if a slightly smug tone pervades this post. I don’t think I feel smug; I do feel very happy but you know, when you write things down it can sound wrong… As to why I’m happy, more of that later. First a question for you. Do you have a long held, cherished dream? It’s a question I often ask when I’m running groups and women usually say yes. If you do, take it out

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Women – 51% of the Population But Where Are They? The female cloak of invisibilty…

Posted on October 9th, 2013 by

But women make up only… 22.5% of members of the UK parliament 15.6% of High Court judges 10% of bank CEOs 5% of national newspaper editors 0% of the bank of England Monetary Committee It’s unbelievable but it explains a lot.   Source: The Fawcett Society Thinking of expanding your training business? Are you passionate about empowering women? I have a brilliant opportunity for you! To find out more, click here.

Women, Are You Being Paid Fairly? 3 Tips

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by

The stats tell us that generally women get paid less than men. Sometimes it’s because  jobs occupied primarily by women are accorded a lesser status, and sometimes it’s because companies pay men more because they ask for more, or because they have an inbuilt gender bias. I have worked with several women who have found out by accident that their male counterparts were being paid more for the same job and they were incensed. So what can you do? 1.Well,

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Periods? Don’t Men-tion Them!

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 by

I have just been ‘introduced’ to this  funny video riposte by ‘Newsnibbles’ via Twitter, although it was made last year I somehow managed to miss it. It highlights very well the fact that women’s issues are not up for general discussion and some are simply unmentionable and taboo subjects, even in the 21st century. Like menstruation for example. It wasn’t that long ago that sanitary products weren’t even allowed to be advertised on TV, for goodness sake! Their entry into

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