Do ‘Women Only’ Events Just Hold Us All Back?

Today is International Women’s Day.  Wouldn’t it be nice if, 100 years after the Suffragettes won the vote and 44 years since the Equal Pay Act, it wasn’t still needed?  Progress remains stubbornly slow. But I have a nagging worry that I cannot shift.  In the seven years since I’ve been running my own business, I’ve attended dozens of women-only networking groups and business conferences.  I was at one yesterday, and once again left wondering - [...]

By |2017-01-04T19:51:30+00:00March 8th, 2014|Feminism, Sexism, Gender Equality|2 Comments

100 Years On, How Much Has Really Changed?

Author’s Note: I make no apology for the length of this blog post.  Sadly, there’s a hell of a lot to say. The 4th June 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death under the hooves of the King’s horse, but sometimes I seriously wonder how much we've really achieved since 1913. My (girl’s) school colours were those of the suffragettes, purple, white and green, worn proudly in a self-made posy on Founder’s Day.  [...]

By |2017-01-04T19:51:31+00:00July 29th, 2013|Feminism, Sexism, Gender Equality|4 Comments