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
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
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
`“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent Fashion is a universal subject, a language understood and spoken by many. When we look back over the last 100 years, the change and influence fashion has seen has...Read More
2016 is sadly shaping up to be a year that will be remembered for division and discrimination. With the UK having voted to leave the EU in July and now the US election looming, a message of togetherness is incredibly important and fervently needed. Describing themselves as “the home for badass women” fashion and lifestyle...Read More
It was in 2003 that The Black Eyed Peas released ‘Where Is The Love?’ a song that shot straight to number 1 in 13 different countries; the power of the song at the time was palpable, standing out as a welcome relief from the trivial messages of partying, drink and sex that flooded popular music....Read More
Despite persistent inequality between men and women in our society, the achievement of women’s right to vote was a big step towards bridging that inequality, moving this country away from the sexism, prejudice and bigotry of an aggressively patriarchal society. Women were legitimate people who deserved a say in politics and an opinion on how...Read More
The EU referendum vote on Thursday 23rd June is set to shape the generations to come as we decide whether to stay a part of the European Union, or to leave. In a vote that is dividing the country I can only hope that we remain a part of this incredibly important movement, but that...Read More
My first year of primary school was the last time I had a male best friend, or any male friends at all for the rest of my childhood. During my nursery and infants school years, my best friends were always boys. I got along with them better, in a simpler time before gender politics and...Read More
When I first heard that Hollywood were investing so much time and money into Suffragette – the story of Maud Watts played by Carey Mulligan, a foot soldier in the war on equality and women’s rights to vote, I was genuinely shocked that it was finally happening. I could feel the excitement building inside of me;...Read More
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