Throughout July I have posted a series of business thoughts that comment on the world today. Obliquely political I have posited a view linking business and women’s empowerment and observed the responses on social media. There have been four themes with one underlying message, that of friendship. Despite her FLOTUS tenure regretfully coming to an...Read More
There is no question that Jane Austen is rooted firmly in our hearts as one of the greatest novelists of all time – not ‘among the greatest living authors’ though you understand – following a somewhat unfortunate slip of the tongue by MP, Andrea Leadsom, as she spoke in Parliament last week following the unveiling...Read More
With Wimbledon well under way you’d be hard pushed to find a news outlet not keeping their readers up to date with the latest wins and losses as they happen, but the player’s progressions aren’t the only newsworthy focus this year with the sport’s underlying sexism making quite the headline. First the scheduling of games...Read More
If you’re looking for a film that is not only uplifting and feel good, but will also inspire you to rise up against adversity and achieve something great, then make sure you see the newly released Hidden Figures. The big screen adaption of Margot Lee Shetterly’s sensational true story of the same name tells the tale of an...Read More
What a feminist is: a person who advocates social, political, legal and economic rights for women, equal to those of men. What a feminist is often confused with: a man hating, bitter woman whose only goal is to triumph over men in every way. Recently the backlash that self-confessed feminists face daily has come to...Read More
Today we are obsessed with the Instagram girls who are seemingly perfect in every way. We place them on pedestals and hold them in the highest esteem, yet why we do it we just can’t pin. Basically, they’ve got ‘It’- whatever ‘It’ is! However this blind devotion to the ladies in the limelight isn’t a...Read More
Earlier this week one of our bloggers wrote about imposter syndrome: the frightening and often debilitating feeling that our achievements aren’t worthy of the praise they garner. This incredibly sad, yet nonetheless real affliction is affecting an alarming number of talented women, leading them to feel like actors in their own careers – playing the...Read More
Being born female means more than the XX chromosomes. It means you have won the reproduction battle and it means flying the flag for feminism and equality from the moment you take your first breath. Now is the time to win the gender war. For generations our female ancestors faced huge inequities. They were forced...Read More
MTV have announced plans to ditch gender specific awards categories for the nominees of their upcoming Movie and Television awards show next month, following in the footsteps of The National Television Awards who made the change in 2008 and also the Grammys who have never had gendered awards. The change by MTV and the recent...Read More
Yesterday Amal Clooney, who should be known for her work as an International human rights lawyer rather than just ‘George Clooney’s wife’, delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations calling for the organisation to support an investigation into the crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq. However headlines in the media seemed to...Read More
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