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Lyra Silvertongue – His Dark Materials

“It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.” ~ Alexandre Dumas, fils Whilst it might be counter productive to refer to the idea of impending womanhood as a “threat”,...

Women in the news

Suddenly they are everywhere! Just skimming through news stories yesterday, here’s a tiny, disparate selection: IMF: after the DSK resignation in questionable circumstances , French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appears to be the frontrunner for the IMF job....

Champagne!

On Thursday we received a couple of plain looking boxes without any content indication. A few minutes later screams all-round: our latest book had finally been published! So on Friday we trotted to London’s National Portrait Gallery for a Champagne Tea celebration....

This is a man’s world, this is a man’s world But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl. James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome.

  Are our attempts to develop women to function well in a ‘man’s world’ misguided when:   60% of university graduates worldwide are women 80% of the market is female or female influenced gender balance has been repeatedly proven good for business Why are...

Taking it from the top

We have talked before about a shift in the zeitgeist this year which has put women high on corporate agendas. It will be interesting to watch what actually happens. It is our belief that change will only really happen when espoused from the top of the organisation. So...

Lessons from Mae

I was given the book, ‘Mae West She Always Knew How’ A Biography by Charlotte Chandlerat Christmas and I am only just beginning to dip into it now. The ‘Come up and see me some time’ lines of her character Diamond Lil are universally recognised but I was fascinated to...

Carrying men

Apparently, as more men lose their jobs due to the economic crisis, more women are becoming the family breadwinner with interesting effects on gender role definitions. A recent study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation called Understanding Fathering, confirmed that it...

What the papers say

We had just sent our latest book Coaching Women to Lead to the publishers, our last book Essential Business Coaching was the best seller in the series, and I was taking my time catching up with last week’s Sunday papers. I concluded that we had certainly tapped into...

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