No one in Rwanda spoke of the genocide of 1994. That was the first thing I noticed. President Paul Kagame has been the head of state since the genocide, and he has been instrumental in ushering in change. He's taken big steps to challenge ethnic division, transforming the country into one nation of Rwandans.
Oh, it's ok, we're only teasing! We just wanted to hear the audible gasp of indignation since Mums get blamed for everything! However, having said that, there is a modicum of truth in the statement! As women we are raised and trained to burnout!
Zaha saw the creation of buildings and cities and their synergy in a way that seemed effortless and yet extraordinary in the same way.
Zaha Hadid: architect, designer, pioneer, shy beauty, mentor, rule breaker, gossip, wit, dream weaver, sweetheart. The world is emptier without her.
I think this is an impressive story and Hilda an inspirational woman. It is a reminder of why our programme is so powerful: how else could one help a widow and her four dependents to create a sustainable livelihood with such modest investment?
Chasing corporate success is one thing. When you're chasing the success of your own business, your business often feels like your baby. You nurture it...
If someone had said to me a couple of years ago I would put my head up above the parapet and start a movement to revolutionize the workplace for mothers and mother-to-be, I would have laughed. Then I would've curled up on my couch with the next series of 24 and forgotten all about it.
Spend less time in the office and more time at home with family...sounds great. But the reality of this is that in many workplaces the work you didn't finish today is still waiting on your desk when you return and if you have managed to switch off your phone have you been able to switch off that nagging feeling of a job unfinished as you try to be present with your family?
My name is Lisa Regan, I am an entrepreneur, a business owner, a wellness writer, a fashion columnist, a race director, a GAA PRO and Secretary and I am a woman. These are all the things that I do to contribute to both myself and society.
Today is International Women's Day. From the bespoke Google Doodle and its inspiring film of women around the world setting out their ambitions for 'One day...' to the news and opinion pieces across almost every major media outlet - it's pretty hard to miss.
It's International Women's Day and I'm reminded of the presence and personal impact I've been doing with women-only groups, as well as one-to-one fema...
It is an exciting and important time to be delivering this project. Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, thanks to expansion in sectors such as telecommunications and a booming film industry. And yet, despite this, a significant gender gap in economic activity persists.
Today I am going to take a huge departure for my usual topics and write a post about my life outside of the family. I'm doing this as my own small contribution to this year's International Women's Day theme, entitled Pledge for Parity.
A couple of weeks ago I bumped into a married couple who I know from my PR days at a comedy gig and was asked by the husband if I was still doing 'that comedy thing'. The oddness of this, quite apart from the dismissive tone of his question, is that they are both perfectly aware that Funny Women is my business rather than just a 'thing'.
In the past, a focus on creating a positive culture may have been derided or denigrated as a "soft" or "feminine" business skill. Going forward it will no longer be seen as a nice-to-have; it will be the difference between surviving and thriving in business.
Will we ever have gender equality in financial services? Genuine equality - parity of earnings, representation on boards and recognition of women's talent, merit and contribution, in exactly the same way men have enjoyed since the City began?