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…

Women Entrepreneurs

There’s a saying – we teach what we most need to learn – and that’s what has been running through my mind as I reflect on having hosted yesterday’s sell-out WDF meeting on Women Entrepreneurs. There were definitely some valuable…

Unlocking Female Potential

We’ve been asking for a while why the progress towards full gender equality remains stubbornly slow, when there is ample evidence to support gender balanced leadership as good for people, good for business and good for society in general. Thousands of articles,…

How Included Do You Feel?

We’ve all been there, that feeling of being on the edge of a group, not quite belonging, not quite fitting in – but for most of us we are talking about not being part of the cool set at school…

The Power of Peer-Mentoring

  In 2014 I launched the Women’s Leadership Forum as a year- long experimental learning journey into the world of leadership from a female perspective, with a group of professional women in Guernsey from all different backgrounds, ages and career…