16 posts categorised "Current Affairs"

03 March 2011

On Peru, purple, and impossible causes

Rimaykullayki (that’s Quechua – an Andean dialect - for “hello”) from Peru, I’m meeting this week with members of the World Bank’s Private Sector Leaders Forum in Lima, but squeezed in a visit to the breathtaking Inca masterpiece of Machu...

22 November 2010

What women want in China

Ni Hao from Beijing! Impressions of the city from a newcomer: cloudy (always – though the sun is sometimes visible like a glowing red ball through the thick grey cloud cover). During rush hour the mighty army of cars weave...

31 August 2010

Be here now

Bonjour, Here in Brussels, we’re gearing up for la rentrée – the period where all the city-dwellers who’ve been enjoying their August holidays on the Riviera, Normandy, Provence, and the like, return en masse in a bustle of car horns...

18 June 2010

Live your best life

Bonjour all, Vous allez bien? I know summer has officially arrived in Belgium as I only had to wear a light trench coat yesterday. Below are a few nuggets I gleaned from Oprah’s Live Your Best Life Weekend, which took...

25 May 2010

A lot of little things…and some bold steps

Bonjour, It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, starting with a fly-by-the-night personal trip to New York to see my best friend (and Oprah – more on that later) and ending with PwC’s Global Leadership Summit in Paris – a truly...

04 May 2010

Everything a Woman Graduate Needs to Know (But No One is Telling Her)

Bonjour everyone, I’m heading to Amsterdam tomorrow to meet with our Dutch diversity team and New York later this week on a (somewhat impetuous) personal trip to visit my best friend and see one of my idols (hint: her name...

24 March 2010

On crowns, inclusion, and women in the Middle East

Grüß Gott! I’ve just returned from Vienna, where I had the opportunity to view the thousand-year-old Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. I’m not big on jewellery, but I AM big on military history (thus shattering every feminine stereotype...

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...

28 January 2010

On sex and matters of the heart

2010 is here. And the gender debate percolates… The Economist opened the year with its Rosie the Riveter cover, boldly announcing: We Did It! If you read the series of articles, make sure to also check out Nicki Gilmour’s discerning...

30 June 2009

Survival in uncertain times

Hello again. As mentioned last week, here is a guest entry from Pauline Crawford of Gender Dynamics, in which she asks us to consider that men and women bring different qualities to provide the answer - but do we know...