Embracing Our Wobbly Bits

“I’m a powerful woman but I’ve still got wobbly bits!” emphatically exclaimed a friend and colleague, at which point we both fell about laughing at her choice of words. But moments later,  the profundity of this statement started to sink in. How much freedom…

Who would be a female politician?

Since the mayhem of last week’s general election, I’ve been looking at some of the stories related to female politicians. The first obvious good news story is that a record breaking number of women were elected 208 out of a total of…

Creating a Level Playing Field

Listening to our speaker at yesterday’s WDF on Creating a Level Playing Field, I couldn’t help but feel a bit despondent! Despite working on this issue myself for over 8 years, I got to wondering how much real progress has actually been made towards…

Unconscious Bias

When a WDF meeting comes with pre-reading we know we’re getting down to the serious stuff! On Tuesday 28th March we welcomed Sarah Boddey, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Northern Trust, to talk to us about unconscious bias. Sarah …

Be Bold for Change

“Be Bold for Change” this year’s International Women’s Day theme, is a call to action – but what bold change do we need to make? And how can we make it happen? “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,…

Self-Compassion

Valentine’s Day generally focuses on roses, cards and overpriced meals, concentrating on how much we love another or indeed how much they may love us, rather than how much we love ourselves. According to this short clip from the School…

We're not sick, we're Women!

Being called “hormonal” is top of a list of 20 expression women would like banned along with ‘drama queen’, ‘bitchy’, ‘high maintenance’ and ‘hysterical’. Little wonder that the audience at a recent WDF meeting on hormones in the workplace were…

A few short weeks ago, I was speaking to the gender balanced audience at Leadership Jersey saying how there’d never been a better time to be a woman, as we were standing at the edge of the watershed – a…

The Gender Paradox

“There’s never been a better time to be a woman” a standard line of mine which I trotted out again at last week’s Leadership Jersey conference. Game changers this year – Hilary Clinton, Teresa May leading the pack of prominent…

Is it my hormones?

Today I am feeling tired, very tired, but regardless of how I’m feeling there is a mountain of work to do and I need to push on through ….. Having worked through last weekend to prepare for the WDF new…