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Ice-cream down my shirt and candyfloss hair

"What is your definition of business attire?"

Er...I guess it's what I'm wearing right? No, no, no!

In my career, it wasn't a good quarter...

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Suicide of teenage boy raises questions regarding mental health services

This very sad case reported today highlights the importance of specialist care being available for people who are at risk of self harm,...

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A great Friday story

Ageism - we have a youth obsessed society so how wonderful to find a story like this with the " Ab Fab " store choosing this way to...

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Looked-After Children and Mental Health Services: Select Committee Recommendations

Almost half of children and young people in care have a psychiatric disorder (compared to one in 10 amongst those who are not 'looked...

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Social investment just one string to the philanthropic bow

Just because it's a Friday and the start of long bank holiday weekend, I have decided to take a short cut and share an article of mine...

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Why would any woman want to work in place where she is held back by her gender?

This article in the Lawyer highlights all that is wrong with todays society.

For a woman to preach to other women that they are...

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Food tech is just men rebranding what women have done for decades

There’s nothing inherently different about Soylent from SlimFast at all. And yet SlimFast is low-brow, funny and a little sad. Soylent is...…

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How Self-Tracking Apps Exclude Women

As promised, Health is a powerful app. It allows users to track everything from calories to electrodermal activity to heart rate to blood...…

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"Dads don't babysit"

This article refers to a sexist attitude, saying that there is an opinion that fathers are "babysitting" their children when they are not...

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Unwanted Sexual Attention On Your Daily Commute

Working in big cities and being part of rush hour to and from work this story really had some resonance. Its upsetting to read some of...

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Gender equality - still too far away

As my husband and I prepare to be first time parents in just under 11 weeks, one topic that is at the top of our list is childcare. How...

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Where are all the female film directors Hollywood?

Both Paramount and 20th Century Fox have not had female directed movies for a number of years. Paramount not since the movie Selma in...

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Are sisters doing it for each other? Female founders and female venture partners

A fascinating piece of research by Techcrunch about the representation (or rather, in many cases, under-representation) of female...

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My Wicked Little Secret...

Currently in London, if women want to close the gender pay gap and be offered the same salaries as men within tech and other...

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Women and pensions

Research by the Fawcett Society has emphasised the likelihood for women to need to rely on their partner's pension in retirement as a...

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Domestic Violence and Legal Advice

Domestic violence can come in many forms and against both genders. It is not always as black and white as "husband hits wife in act of...

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National Stalking Awareness Week

North Yorkshire Police appeal to victims to come forward and report the crime. Jackie Blackwell, from our Domestic Violence Team said, 

"A...

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Pink Frilly Knickers

"You wear pink frilly knickers!" is a standard accusation that I hear on a regular basis. And no, before you think that I've lost control...

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#saveourNHS

And about time too! Something needs to be done!

For me, as a recruiter in the Medical Affairs market, I speak with medics on a daily...

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How do screenplays divide dialogue by gender?

This is super interesting, polygraph do all the hard work for us by going through 2,000 screenplays and breaking them down by gender. It...

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Get the crisis out of care

Most local authorities are outsourcing their statutory duties to care for vulnerable adults to private healthcare providers, and the...

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Maternity Rights: Is enforcement the problem?

By law, women who are pregnant or on maternity leave have the right not to be discriminated against at work, including the right not to...

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Watch World’s 1st Live Virtual Reality Operation Thu 14 April 2016 13.00 UK Time

Many people today still think that  Virtual Reality (VR) relates primarily to video games and museum & art gallery tours - the British...

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Charities and Social Investment

At last, charities have had their powers extended to clarify what was an ambiguous area, allowing them, subject to safeguards, to make...

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A Gay, Latino Partner Tests Goldman’s Button-Down Culture

A great long form NY Times article on Marty Chavez, who was promoted just over two years ago to oversee Goldman’s 9,000 or so computer...

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Diversity & Inclusion - born blind or made blind by peoples perceptions?

I was lucky enough to stumble upon this amazing story of tenacity,  braveness, determination, compassion and justice. I would love to see...

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Women in Tech: It's not all horror stories!

Fact: there are large numbers supporters of diversity and indeed, women in technology. 

Fact: I see the challenges and multi-level...

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Guilty of ignoring the Marketing gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is still a pressing issue. The Salary Survey Report from B2B Marketing highlights the salary differences faced in the...

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Why Social Investment Tax Relief can be win win

Social Investment Tax Relief can be a real win win way to raise repayable investment in the social sector. 

For eligible Social...

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How old is too old?

In my 20s, when I was clawing my way up the corporate ladder, there was a definite sense that I needed to have found a safe niche (rut?)...

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Sexism in the professions may lead to disciplinary action

The Solicitors Regulation Authority in the UK announced that week that a partner with international firm DLA Piper is to be prosecuted by...

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Homelessness and Smartphones, is this something you would ordinarily associate?

As the Reading Half Marathon approaches this Sunday, and I'll be running to support a great cause that is a local charity in Reading that...

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