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…

The Sex Debate

Well that was interesting, entertaining and thought provoking …… I’m sitting here digesting last Thursday’s excellent WDF Sex Debate, kindly sponsored by Mourant Ozannes, and presented by Managing Partner Jessica Roland with Carly Parrott and Rachel Guthrie, they did a great job debating both…

40 in 16

A recent conversation between Deputy Yvonne Burford and myself ……… Yvonne “I’ve launched a campaign to get more women elected as Deputies in the States of Guernsey in the 2016 election called 40 in 16, the target being to have…

If she can, I can …..

Perched on the cliffs above Fermain bay I was watching a tiny fishing boat pitching up and down in the foaming waters between Guernsey and Sark, little more than a dot in the expanse of ocean, when it struck me…

Jumping off the Totem-Pole

8 years ago I found myself in the hills above Sitges in Spain at the top of a 5 metre Totem Pole being told to jump off while shouting “I was born at this time in history to ….. we…

Tomorrow's World

Tomorrow’s world will certainly be different from today – we will move about in driverless vehicles, interact with our family robots, manage our health through wearable technology and probably spend even more time watching videos of cats …. This may…

A less familiar universe ...

Emerging this morning after 2 weeks in the cosy, parallel universe of Christmas, I find myself abruptly, not just in a New Year, but also in a less familiar universe having just said goodbye to my husband at the airport, who won’t be…

Are you terrified of Public Speaking?

Public Speaking for the Terrified One of the things in life which gives me the most pleasure is helping people overcome their fear of public speaking. I know about this subject having suffered myself throughout my professional career from sleepless…