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Do You Care Who is on Your Banknotes? Plus, WWBC!

Posted on November 12th, 2018 by

Have you heard of Ada Lovelace? Most people when they think of scientists fall back on images of men. The Bank of England is looking for suggestions for its new £50 note. Its website features an illustration of a man but wouldn’t it to be good to have a female? You can participate by a quick visit to their website and add your suggestions. Up the Women! Th link to the bank is in the post. Hurry! We don’t have long.

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A *Paean of Praise to Caitlin Moran – How to Be Famous

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by

Has Caitlin Moran written a book that will go down as a great piece of feminist literature? Who knows? I think so. I think it’s a witty, laugh out loud, tear inducing novel of our time and that it should be compulsory reading in all schools. It is an explanation and a rebuttal for #MeToo. It is simply glorious. How to Be Famous, read it.

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Is This The Best Job Description Ever?

Posted on August 14th, 2018 by

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and I follow each other on Twitter. I am a long time fan of this woman who champions gender equality across the globe and heads up a very successful business helping other companies benefit from being gender balanced. So when she was advertising for new jobs I couldn’t resist looking and what I read amazed me. Best Job Description ever? What do you think?

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Are You Gender Bi Lingual Leader? – Aviva Wittenberg-Cox

Posted on July 31st, 2018 by

It’s not easy being a leader in today’s world but one thing you can be sure of, being gender blind is not helping you. Being gender blind means businesses will not be spotting their unconscious bias when recruiting, making ads, populating their website. We all have to think in terms of being bi lingual. Understanding the language of gender, and being gender bi lingual is a massive business tool in the 21st Century if we want to engage all the talents available. Check out this short and pithy video from CEO of 20first Aviva Wittenberg-Cox.

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No More Boys and Girls – Reprised

Posted on July 27th, 2018 by

No More Boys and Girls was an eye opener of a programme on the BBC and a perfect illustration of unconscious bias. And gender stereotyping. And of a person committed to change, Graham Andre. Read this interview with him and a follow up 12 months on to see the lasting impact it made. If all schools focused on gender neutrality the world would change very quickly.

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Are You an Underground Woman?

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by

Do you hate your job? Are you beavering away in the dark and allowing your light to be hidden? Maybe it’s time to come out into the sunshine and take a risk or two? Time to ask for a few pertinent questions, like what do I really want to do with my life? Then doing it! (OK that last part is a tad more difficult, but you CAN do it!)

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