7 posts categorised "Book recommendations"

12 July 2010

Great Expectations

Bonjour, Those of us suffering through the eighteen days of summer heat in Brussels tip our hats to those of you in the wintery (a mild winter, I’ve been assured) Southern Hemisphere, where World Cup fever (congrats to Spain!), has proliferated from South Africa and where Australia recently swore in...

21 May 2009

On bias and the value of difference

Is it possible for an Asian man to be prejudiced against Asian people? For a woman to show bias against other women? Well, according to Professor Binna Kandola, it is. And, in his new book, “The Value of Difference”, which he wrote as a way of re-energising the diversity debate...

19 March 2009

Why Women Mean Business – even more so in 2009

Regular readers of the Gender Agenda will recall that, in 2008, PwC was a very proud global corporate sponsor of the ground breaking book, “Why Women Mean Business” by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland. Our global CEO, Sam DiPiazza, endorsed the book with this cover quotation: “This book ably illustrates...

31 December 2008

Books of 2008

Hello again and Happy New Year. I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely festive break …. I certainly did, and I even spared my family the threatened Christmas Day viewing of “Closing the Gender Gap.” To close the year, here are a few thoughts around my favourite books of 2008. When...

26 November 2008

Unaccustomed Earth

Last week saw me in Delhi, Bangalore and then back to Delhi once more, before returning to London at the weekend. My week was busy, frantic, noisy, crowded, chaotic – and fascinating, insightful, educational, a privilege. I met so many great people and was made very welcome by both NASSCOM...

10 October 2008

Beyond the Palin – tales from Newsweek’s “Women in Leadership” forum

Earlier this week, I attended Newsweek magazine’s event, which both examines and celebrates women in leadership. It’s held in the spectacular setting of the New York based American Museum of Natural History, and attracts a high profile and eclectic crowd of women and men from politics, the arts and business....

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...