9 posts categorised "Articles of interest"

19 July 2012

Lies I was told: women, work, and "having it all"

Hello everyone, Anne-Marie Slaugher's recent essay, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” incited vehement and very polarized reactions from readers. I personally didn't find anything particularly surprising in the essay (except Slaughter's underlying assumption that life should be easy). Many of you sent me your comments on this article...

11 June 2012

Don't miss this!

Bonjour Colleagues, friends, and many of you, readers, send me pertinent articles on gender and diversity when they come across your desks. Thanks for that - it ensures that I always have plenty of content to ponder. I wanted to share these two must reads of the quarter in case...

11 June 2010

Can Men Innovate Alone?

Bonjour, Many of the cutting-edge research papers and corporate gender initiatives that abound these days are based on the assumption that men and women think and behave differently as a result of a combination of nature and nurture. Whether or not you subscribe to this theory, there’s enough credible research...

17 February 2010

The Turning Point

Greetings, I hope some of you have had the chance to view the Gender Agenda Debate which took place in Davos and has been airing this month on CNBC. If you haven’t caught it on television, please click here to view a short preview as well as the entire 48-minute...

18 July 2008

Her place at the table – in conversation with Carol Frohlinger, negotiating skills expert

I was immensely cheered at the weekend to read an article in my Sunday paper, which suggested that both of the US Presidential hopefuls are likely to select a woman as their running mate, as Hillary Clinton’s - “… groundbreaking campaign has paved the way for a number of other...

21 May 2008

Aussie rules

Hello again I had a very relaxing few days off work last week, and caught up with my reading (see below for a book recommendation!), also enjoying some spring sunshine in the English countryside. While I was away, my wonderful on-line colleagues updated the main www.pwc.com/women website with the details...

14 February 2008

A spoonful of Sugar

This week’s flood of “Have you seen THIS?!” emails have been around an article which appeared in last Saturday’s edition of the UK newspaper, the Daily Telegraph. The front page bore the headline: “It’s easier not to employ women, says Sir Alan” and page 18 then carried a journalist’s dream...

05 February 2008

“So few women were expected that the ladies' toilets were actually closed for the evening …”

I’ve written before on the Gender Agenda about the way in which lots of people are very supportive of both my work and my tendency to be curious about gender related news items, and how this is reflected in their habit of sending me assorted articles. And I can always...

03 January 2008

Ceilings made of glass, and other materials

Happy New Year! One of the most interesting aspects of my job with the Gender Advisory Council is the way in which it leads me into all sorts of random areas of reading, both on-line and in print. This is very much assisted by the fact that many people (family...