09 Jan 2017

International Parity at Work Day will be observed on January 11th 2017. It champions the value of workplace diversity – inclusive of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical abilities and ages; and it raises awareness of persistent workplace inequality.   People across the world are creating events to celebrate International Parity at Work Day –whether it is just a ch...

08 Mar 2017

It is not often that I go to the Cinema…and even less frequently that I watch a film twice within 10 days…in fact I don’t think that has ever happened before I saw #HiddenFigures.   This movie touched me on many levels… -       the courage of 3 women who used their talents to #BeBoldForChange to progress themselves and others. -       the unique talents they had that got American astrona...

06 Mar 2021

    Many organisations advocate the importance of having an ‘open and honest culture’ and even run training programmes on taking a constructive approach to conflict.  But I find that people who attend such trainings and leave excited to put this new, empowering way of working into action often get shut down by their managers at first attempt.   This can lead to a culture of avo...

12 Mar 2021

In the early 2000s life was full on – I had 3 children under 5 and was contemplating a fourth but I turned round to my husband in exasperation and said ‘But no one works full time in Software sales and has four children!’.   He said ‘Why not? What’s stopping you?’   There was no reason not to have a fourth child, we were good parents, we could afford it, we had the house to accommodate a...