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In praise of imperfection

In the past week, every football manager involved in the World Cup has announced his squad. A mix of conservatism and daring. The story that gathered most headlines was that of the French coach Didier Deschamps omitting two stars from the line-up. Quite a departure...

Merry Christmas

Like many companies these days, we like to give money to charity at Christmas rather than spend it on Christmas cards.Our preferred charity over the last few years has been the Lynedoch Creche which ‘creates space for up to 70 preschoolers for healing,...

Merry Christmas

Like many companies these days, we like to give money to charity at Christmas rather than spend it on Christmas cards. Our preferred charity over the last few years has been the Lynedoch Creche which ‘creates space for up to 70 preschoolers for healing,...

I am not your Mummy!

At a network event, when speaking to a delightful woman, she mentioned that in her friendship group, many of the Mums had been made redundant in recent years and that they had lost confidence and career direction as a result. We know that more women are usually laid...

The train picnic

The train was packed this morning. Not enough room to read the paper. Trying to zone out by visualising a distant beach where this heat would be pleasant when the slurping broke through my reverie. A smartly dressed business woman standing beside me was eating a...

The Great Coutts Debate

“This House believes that positive discrimination for women is no longer necessary”. I chose to oppose the motion but I could have argued for either side. Here is the gist of my five minute speech: “On the face of it, I am in absolute agreement with the proposers....

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