Growing up, writing your wants and wishes to Father Christmas on Christmas Eve was a necessary and excitable tradition for many of us. While a pony or the new BMX undoubtedly topped many a child’s Christmas List, it was the act of writing down your favourite things and leaving it beside the fire with a...Read More
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
If you speak to anyone, from friends and colleagues to the barista serving you your morning cappuccino, I’m sure many of them will have an idea or a dream to tell you about. I’m not necessarily talking about a dream house or a 3 week holiday to the Caribbean, although that would be lovely, but...Read More
A good friend of mine, India Martin published an article on her LinkedIn page recently entitled The Real Cost of Being an Entrepreneur. In it she gives an honest account of moving from corporate to entrepreneurial life sharing her vulnerabilities, the sacrifices made and the risks taken. It’s worth a read. One thing India didn’t...Read More
It had taken me about two days to understand the grid of Manhattan: its Streets, Avenues, Upper, Lower, East and West and how they intersect. I had gotten lost too many times. Finally, I could visualise the Island and navigate my way around it with some success. I began to appreciate why a yellow cab...Read More
“A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is always something at the bottom to surprise you.” – Billy Connolly I can’t count the amount of times I’ve seen a woman gazing into a shop window at the latest designer handbag...Read More
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi, 13th Century Persian poet and Islamic scholar I am in the business of looking at women and their bodies. I am not a doctor, personal coach or stylist. I measure women’s aspirations and...Read More
I met a BBC Robot Wars judge recently. Actually when we first met I was more interested in her gold coloured boots that were ‘tweet’ enabled. Dr Lucy Rogers describes herself as someone who makes engineering fun. She hacks, she makes, she writes and she is an influencer. Her book It’s ONLY Rocket Science published...Read More
As I sat on the plane I marvelled at how I was on my way to New York with Uma, a Semple client. What began as a throw away remark while we were having an indulgent coffee after a ‘bootcamp’ gym session one Saturday, turned into brand Semple arriving in New York during Fashion Week...Read More
Maybe if we care for ourselves with a focus on how it makes us feel, rather than how it makes us look, our inner beauty – the type that belongs truly to ourselves – will be more able to shine. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of a manicure must...Read More
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