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How News on the Gender Pay Gap Made Me Bald (!)

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by

Companies in the UK had to report on their gender pay gap by April 4th 2018. Predictably results showed women earned less than men. Who knew? Some pretty spurious reasons were proffered as to why this is so, many of which were, frankly, laughable. Gender equality still seems a good way off. It’s enough to send a woman mad.

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Gender Equality – It’s not just about the money.

Posted on March 20th, 2018 by

There’s been a lot of publicity about the gender pay gap but equality is not just about the money. That is a symptom of how women are treated unequally in our society. Take a look at these two surveys of how differently women are treated in appraisals. It is shocking. Things need to change.

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Meet New Old Friends – Making People Laugh Since 2008

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by

Now generally speaking I am not in favour of nepotism, obviously. However, when it is my family I am in favour, obviously. Do check out this interview with the madcap duo behind New Old Friends about to embark on a nationwide tour with CrimesUnder the Sun. Really funny and with a feminist twist…obviously!

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February 6th 2018 – Full Gender Equality Next?

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by

It’s 100 years since some women got the right to vote. Well, 8.5 million actually. It’s been something of a slow burn but we’re getting there…albeit slowly. Still, 8.5 million women, that’s a cause for celebration! Full gender equality, how long?

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When Women Thrive… and when they don’t.

Posted on January 24th, 2018 by

Two events happened this week, one very encouraging, one very discouraging. I heard about a company which is committed to gender equality, hosting a breakfast meeting at Davos. It was so encouraging. The second was a Financial Times expose of a ball for misoygnists. Which made me weep.

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Confession Time (or Career Advice for the Modest Woman)

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by

‘Don’t get above yourself’, or “That is SO unladylike, Jane.” Sound familiar? I wonder why it is that survey after survey tells us that women are not good at self promotion (by which they mean not as good as the chaps.) Sadly, on a bad day, I too suffer from the ‘don’t get above yourself’ syndrome. But together we can overcome!

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