What Can I Do To Improve Your Day?

Over recent years there has been plenty of publicity surrounding  discrimination in the workplace, the balance between men and women in the boardroom, equal rights and more recently protected characteristics. As a female having worked a large proportion of my time in a male orientated environment, I have up until recently watched these debates from […]

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Softly softly

Much is written about emotional intelligence, particularly in the world of business. The ability to recognize emotions in ourselves and other people, to identify and understand different feelings and to use emotions ‘intelligently’ to inform our thinking and behaviour are highly-prized skills. In the same family lie ‘soft skills’ such as teamwork, communication and timekeeping, […]

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Equality or not

Why do we need a Women’s Equality Party in 2015? Hasn’t the world moved forward sufficiently to ensure that we don’t need another pressure group to lobby for the rights of women ‘at home, at work, in politics and public life’? And, in this day and age, what does ‘equality’ actually mean? In the sixties […]

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Desert Island Inspiration

Looking for inspiration is like waiting for a bus – nothing for ages and then all at once, and in the most unlikely of places. I was doing something particularly uninspiring at the PC a couple of years ago and decided to put on an episode of Desert Island Discs in the background. It wasn’t […]

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Here come the girls

How many women does it take to put up a fence? The answer is one. Actually, it’s amazing what you can find out on YouTube. I typed ‘putting up a fence’ in the search box and got hundreds of results. Luckily for me, there is one near the top where a very nice man speaks […]

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I want the world to know …

Why do we talk about ‘coming out’ as if it’s one significant event in our lives that heralds a new beginning in which everyone knows and we can be our natural selves for the rest of our time on this earth? And why do we set such store by it, as if it’s our duty […]

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