Little by Little

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the idea of making a career move or a life choice that involves a large corporation, a hugely competitive profession or merely an activity or group you have no experience of?  To be put off by something that feels like Mount Everest, when you just about manage a few…

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Feminism – A Taboo Word?

FEMINISM – A Taboo word? Inspired by a feature in a well- known Sunday paper that proudly displayed a line of women of various ages, all in glamourous evening wear and all with incredibly courageous stories to tell.  The thing they have in common is that they all served in one or other of our…

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Why Can’t A Woman Be Just Like A Man?

You may or may not be familiar with these words from a song in the musical My Fair Lady.  In this light-hearted musical, the character Professor Henry Higgins comes across as a bit of a sexist chappie to say the least, but of course our heroine Eliza Doolittle eventually triumphs by transforming from cockney flower…

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A Reverse Wake-UP Call!

I feel we must all agree that anything that is bad for our health will impact on our ability to achieve our goals, everyday tasks or in fact just quality of life.  A short piece in a major Sunday newspaper caught my eye with the heading ‘Retail boss blames her insomnia on email’.  The item…

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CHARISMA on the curriculum?

Throughout my learning and working experience as an actress, I can remember more than once uttering the words ‘basically, you can either act, or you can’t’.  What I meant was that although there are some fundamental skills that need to be in place, the ability to convince an audience that you are a character other…

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THE 50+ SHOW – ‘Nul points’

Last Saturday (15th July) I ventured forth with only a handbag, pad and pen (remember those?) into the wilds of London’s Kensington Olympia to attend the 50+ Show.  Tempted not only by the offer of a free ticket but also by the exciting prospect that the 50+ Show, an event that I had attended a…

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The Business of YOU

The term ‘self empowerment’ may or may not be gramatically correct. It may sound like one of those ‘airy fairy’, new age faddy (is that a word?) expressions, that don’t seem to have a place in the mind or indeed the vocabulary of a self made business woman or one working in a competitive industry.…

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Saying No! Words and Empowerment

Great insight from Jules Bannister, our new roving reporter at WomenUP.  Visit Meet Jules to get to know her and hear about her background and experience. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team…   Saying No! Words and Empowerment I have read many articles and sections of self-help books proclaiming the…

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