Women in Pharma – Are They?

Just came across a great article in Forbes about that state of play for women in the pharmaceutical industry. “In the end there’s a small cohort of men who have to be comfortable working with you” in order for you to make it to the very top in this industry. I recall […]

Women on Boards ??

“You could be forgiven for thinking women have not just broken through the glass ceiling, but smashed it to bits, melted it down and had it recast into nameplates for their executive suites.” wrote Daniel Hatch in The West Australian recently. Kudos to Daniel for a great turn of phrase! Regrettably, it’s […]

When the Glass Ceiling Breaks

Maggie Thatcher has a lot to answer for. The former (and first female) Prime Minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990 was also the longest-serving PM in modern times. Revered and reviled for her tough stance and unbending will, she epitomised what people did not like about women in power. […]

Empowering Women and the Power of Parenting

Kiran Bedi has led an empowered life, and it is thanks to her parents who ignored the conventions of the day in raising girls. As a consequence, Kiran has impacted many throughout her career and has challenged the accepted traditions of women in positions of power. Definitely an inspirational speaker.

Pay Equity – A Blip or Sustained Change?

Recent research suggests that younger women are cracking the remuneration ceiling and gaining greater equity. Read the full article here: http://www.meettheboss.tv/blog/battle-sexes

Not Enough Female Leaders – Why

The fact remains that in the world and across our society we have far less women leaders than men. Sheryl Sandberg gives us the reasons why, as she sees them. Watch closely. Women do not rise to the top of their professions as men do. Is that because there are […]

The Rise of Women – New Data

Watch this brilliant TED Talk by Hanna Rosin as she shares new data on the rise of women: This presentation on the gender wars has provoked deeply divided opinions on the TED site. Controversy is good. Sometimes we need to rub salt in a wound to ensure people feel the […]

Too Good Looking For a Job?

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” I remember some time ago chatting with a couple of male colleagues. They were explaining to me that they were too good looking to get picked up. It seems when they went to bars or dance clubs, they would be admired and […]

What Happened to Feminism?

The scene in this cozy Atlanta living room would — at first glance — warm an early feminist’s heart. Gathered by the fireplace one recent evening, sipping wine and nibbling cheese, are the members of a book club, each of them a beneficiary of all that feminists of 30-odd years […]