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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When the going gets tough… particularly professionally!

Do you find sometimes it is just too difficult to stay patient and positive? Particularly at work? Well I am sure it can be equally difficult at home… I had a situation like that this morning. Luckily it wasn’t a client but it was someone I was trying to help as a favour to someone…

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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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Where (and how) do you find inspiration?

So, this morning I am totally brain dead! Seriously apprentice zombie mode due to lack of sleep (still ill but getting better dog), rescheduling those clients I told you I cancelled due to the dog, 2 ever more imminent deadlines to meet and family about to arrive on me for holidays (ugh cleaning to do!)…

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HerStory – Ruth Sacks: From France to Construction, Consultancy and Academia

‘Would you tell us your story? How you got to where you are?’ WomenUP (Anna) asked so here goes: My professional life is rooted in the desire to enjoy my work, its content, the people and its lifestyle and culture, to learn and develop, to have fun and earn enough to have some fun. At…

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HerStory – Pamela Meekings-Stewart: Often When I’m Asked…

Often when I’m asked, “Who are you?” or “What do you do?” I’ll answer with, “How long have you got?”  This is not because I intend to launch into some long-winded explanation of my identity or my job but because I do rather a lot of things for a living: – Health Retreat Owner and…

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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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How can you discover who you really are?

By self-analysis (which sounds very boring but isn’t, actually, once you start), self-awareness and listening to your feelings and hearing your reactions. This probably sounds very new-agey type psycho-babble but it isn’t. We are so surrounded by pressure, technology, ‘noise’ meaning interference from others and people’s (normally) negative views and criticism that we forget that…

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HerStory – Jules Bannister: From Journalism to Recording Co, TV, Radio, Theatre, Performing and back to Journalism!

Having always been a rebel in one way or another, I must start by saying that I have never felt the need to make excuses or apologise for having a career history that moves along multiple paths.  As we know, life often heads us off at the pass, but I regard all my experiences as…

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Women Deserve It!

As women, I think we all deserve to feel like Unstoppable Goddesses. Some people hear that and freak out, thinking it is melodramatic new-age hype. How negative and wrong they are! Why shouldn’t we enjoy our ‘self’? What is wrong with wanting to feel free, to direct our own path, enjoy our own independence, to…

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