Can books inspire and empower today’s girls?

“Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.” This quote, courtesy of Betty White (a brilliant actress notorious now for playing sweet old ladies), is a poignant one for the world today’s girls are growing up in. … More Can books inspire and empower today’s girls?

GENERAL ELECTION: Making sense of those manifestos

We started out preparing for this post by trawling through each of the party manifestos to gather information. We quickly realised that there was more vague and flowery language than in a ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’ class and every party, as always, makes pledges and promises that leave you wondering where the funding is going to come from. With … More GENERAL ELECTION: Making sense of those manifestos

Why mothers are great for the workplace

Women are good for business. It’s that simple. Companies with higher female board representation perform better financially (HR Magazine, 2016) thus, employing more women increases the growth of global economies (IMF, 2016). Big stuff! Yet, despite these startlingly clear benefits, women at all levels – mothers in particular – are routinely discriminated against, inadequately supported, and/or made … More Why mothers are great for the workplace