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16 year old Noble Prize Nominee Malala Yousafzai stands up for education for girls

Check out this video - a Noble Prize Nominee at the age of sixteen, Malala Yousafzai, standing up for education for girls. What a leader - she knows her true North!


How to remain focused and effective when life has other plans for you

Another busy week beckoned, and the reality of being over-optimistic in scheduling my time meant that I was overstretched and at risk of not delivering everything I’d planned in this week. Note to self: must build in contingency and be more realistic in scheduling work.

Having given myself a good talking to, I set about reviewing what was achievable and re-jigging some things around to give myself the best chance to get through this week successfully. Phew. Now I can get on with getting things done - it’ll be tight, but if I approach things with the right mindset, I will be fine, right?

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Ban Bossy! 

Here's a video on the latest campaign which hits at the core of second generation gender bias:


What every woman needs to know to succeed - The 101 on Second Generation bias 

I get challenged a lot that women are no different from men and shouldn’t be treated any differently. Often not said as politely as this I might add!

I totally get it. What might surprise you is that I actually agree. I too have always wanted to be treated the same.

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Women-only development programmes - ignore at your peril!

Years ago, when I first become a senior manager, the company made quite a deal of it. Three of us were interviewed by the media, our photos appeared and the caption read the 'The first ladies of BT'.

A few months later I was nominated for specialist female leadership training. I asked my boss who promptly said 'No! Why should you be treated any differently?'. He was an imposing man. I didn’t argue. I couldn’t anyway. I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t think I should be treated differently.

Years later we are a little more enlightened. We are more aware of the importance of gender balance for the sake of organisational performance.

And the experts tell us that a 'female leadership style' with traits such as empathy, compassion, collaboration is what is needed for the 21st century.

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