Did You Know a Nod Can Be Gender Biased?

Posted on February 8th, 2018 by

Professor Mary Beard once said “We have not yet learned to hear authority in women’s voices’ and how right she is. In fact, even women often do not hear authority in women’s voices, such is the extent of our socialisation. Come and join me in two seminars to discuss the research on this topic and to ponder if it actually matters to you and your career.


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?


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.


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!


No Equal Pay (because you are a girl!)

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by

When I was 16 years old I made my first complaint about unequal pay in my Saturday job after discovering the boys got more. The year was 1970. The same year that the Equal Pay act was introduced. In 2018 Carrie Gracie resigns from the BBC because the boys get more pay. How much has changed?


News for Spring 2018!

Posted on January 4th, 2018 by

Details of two short seminars that pack a powerful message for women. Can you speak Menglish? Should you speak Menglish? Can you be your authentic self and change your communication style? .Well, that’s up to you, but remember knowledge is power. Get the facts, then decide. We have two seminars for professional women running in Bristol this Spring. Come and join me.

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