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…

The Long and Winding Road

If I’d written this blog ahead of yesterday’s WDF meeting – Pathways to the Top – I am sure it would have been full of helpful advice on what courses to take at what stages in your careers, which of…

Power of the Voice

Last autumn, I sobbed my way through 1hr 46m of the Suffragette movie, if you haven’t seen it please watch the trailer here, (yes even the trailer makes me cry!) The story shows the hard fought battle for women to…

Professional and Warm

Rachel Short was our guest speaker at last week’s WDF celebrations for International Women’s Day in Guernsey and Jersey, kindly sponsored by RBC. Rachel is a psychologist, 30% Club Steering Committee member and one of the lead authors of Cracking the Code and View from…

Women and Power

While researching for yesterday’s WDF event – The Power of Women in Business, kindly sponsored by Saffery Champness , I found this quote: – “A woman can never be too thin or too rich, but until very, very recently she…

Why Men?

Following our article in this month’s Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Contact magazine, http://www.guernseychamber.com/about/read-contact-magazine/ a number of people have stopped me to say – why is the “women’s” development forum opening its doors to men? Surely that defeats the object? Simply…