“The Meaning of Success” and how to start a mini uprising.

Over the last 18 months I have been working with the University of Cambridge on a book called “The Meaning of Success – Insights from Women at Cambridge”.  This was published in March 2014 and is one of many activities focused on advancing gender equality at the University. The book features stories and quotes from […]

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A Call for a New Role Model Army

There is a lot of talk about the value and importance of role models, particularly in the diversity arena.   Stonewall recently published their role model guide, organisations like the 30% Club talk about the importance role models in addressing gender equality in the boardroom and then there is the great work of Diversity Role Models in […]

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Out Leadership; turbo-charging inclusivity

  Over the last few years I have encountered some fantastically ethical, well-intentioned leaders who buy into the importance of setting the tone around inclusivity.  They understand the symbolic value of someone at the top sending a clear message about moving beyond diversity to inclusiveness – a difference I heard pithily captured  on Twitter by […]

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The importance of a good huff

  I confess I have been in a bit of a huff recently.  Specifically a feminist huff – but don’t let that put you off – a healthy bit of huffing is underrated.  Any organisation that can tune into where the huffing is coming from is going to have some valuable intelligence about what matters […]

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Working with uncertainty

  So, this is my very first blog.  Perhaps I don’t make it as an early-adopter but here I am…eventually.  I feel wary, curious, a bit unsettled, concerned about exposure whilst at the same time keen to engage. Given my wobbly-legged foray into the blogosphere,  I thought I would kick off with the value of […]

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