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…

Do you have a career plan?

I’m sitting here on a sunny afternoon wishing I was outside and asking myself how come I’ve managed to create a career that requires me to spend so many hours a day chained to my computer? The truth is I…

Yes Image Does Matter!

Following on from our biggest WDF yet in Jersey this week kindly sponsored by Park, I just wanted to add a couple of foot notes to my last blog. Our style guru, Kay Davidson from Alicia Kay did an excellent…

Wardrobe Workout

“Dig out something in your wardrobe you feel fantastic in” she said, and there it was in one sentence the realisation I hadn’t felt fantastic in anything since well before my 50th birthday, which just happened to be accompanied by…