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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Banknote Victory, But Why…?

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by

I am so pleased to hear the news that the Bank of England has agreed to put a woman, Jane Austen, on the new £10 bank note. Currently there is only one woman represented on Bank of England notes (Scotland have their own), and she is due to be removed, yet a large part of me is muttering what the hell is going on?  I supported the campaign wholeheartedly (I even donated twice!) but I just can’t believe that at

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#In My Gender Equal World

Posted on July 15th, 2013 by

Gender equality is something I’m passionate about; or possibly more accurately women getting a fair deal in society (all societies) without having to behave like men to progress, or having to dress a certain way, or having different criteria and standards applied to them. It’s one of the reasons I wrote RenewYou and why I finally decided to licence it to other trainers to get it out to get the ‘confidence‘ message to as many women as possible. I know

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Fifty Shades of Feminism & YOU!

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by

Of course I just had to buy Fifty Shades of Feminism although I have managed to resist the ‘allure’ of it’s ashy coloured namesake (definitely not appealing to me). I’m glad I did. The book has been edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Rachel Holmes and Susie Orbach who put it together pretty quickly in a riposte to the ‘other’ grey book. (Presumably the grey cover of this edition is a bit of tongue in cheek homage?) In a slightly anarchic way

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Advice for Women in Business? Put Your Shoes On…

Posted on June 14th, 2013 by

Shoes seem to be significant in my life recently, apart from pinching me on my recent treasure hunt around the streets of Edinburgh (hen party frolics). When I’m running seminars on confidence I often reference the actor Beryl Reid who said if she had the right shoes on for a part the rest came naturally to her, but she had to get the right shoes first. Start from the bottom and work up. Then I read an article from a

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