How Far Away is Gender Equality? 3 reasons why it’s light years

Posted on January 15th, 2020 by

Gender Equality is still a very long way off. Even following the best health regime in the world, (short of freezing myself) I am most unlikely to live to see full equality between the sexes. The latest report from the Fawcett Society is full of facts and figures but you don’t have to look far to find the evidence.


Is This The Best Book on Leadership Ever?

Posted on January 9th, 2020 by

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is an extraordinary women. Homeless as a teenager she sold copies of the Big Issue to keep herself in school, studying in alleyways at night and dodging unwelcome attentions and abuse of all sorts. She is now a Chief Officer in the Fire Brigade. In addition, she has written a very readable book about challenging doing it by the book in life and death situations.


How Do You Measure Up to These Two Courageous Women? For All Survivors.

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by

Sarah Thomas is an extraordinary woman, and a huge record breaker. If you haven’t heard of her, read on. Melissa Blake is a woman who knows more than most what it’s like to be pilloried and trolled on social media. But is she bothered…? Well, a bit but not enough to be deterred. From two very different perspectives here are two extraordinary women of courage.


Inspirational Women Writer – Sarah Haywood

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by

Have you read The Cactus yet? If yes, you are in good company as Sarah Haywood’s debut novel has won many fans, and prizes. Read my interview with her here.


Women, why are we given urinals as a sop for gender equality?

Posted on August 27th, 2019 by

I will admit the link between loo provision and the Women’s Budget Group appears tenuous on the face of it but there is one, trust me. It is classic example of men thinking they are making decisions which are gender neutral when in fact they are reinforcing the status quo and sometimes making things worse. This is very true in the world of economics.


How Good Are You at Managing Stress? Turns out I’m rubbish

Posted on August 15th, 2019 by

How good are you at managing your stress? How are your stress levels right now? Do you manage stress quite well or are you currently reading this in a darkened room with a large glass of something to hand and handfuls of your hair on the floor? Circumstances have forced me to consider my own methods for dealing with stress (read on) and I’m really interested to hear your tips, too.

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