Last year, filming-schedule changes, revised promotional commitments, Hurricane Sandy and laryngitis cost us eight celebrities in the run-up to awards. The truth is, you can never be 100% sure someone will turn up until you see their designer shoes step out of their car on to the red carpet.
Quota implementation in Latin America has not gone unchallenged. Detractors frequently argue that quotas interfere with meritocratic recruitment, alleging that "quota women" are the female relatives of male politicians, thereby perpetuating - rather than destabilising - elite control. Similarly, quota women are criticised for being dependent on party leaders, lacking autonomous voices, and failing to promote feminist policies.
A very elite set of leading women, from the world of UK media gathered at the grand stationers hall in St Pauls this week, to debate the experience of 'WOMEN IN MEDIA'. In association with Huffington Post and the London Evening Standard, leading figures from TV, print and online addressed the role of women in media.
Reports that Britney Spears is looking for a body double have sent the world of celebrity journalism into meltdown, as publications fall over each other to be first to publish the star's "exact measurements".
Naomi Campbell... Yes, she can get upset if a job isn't carried out to her satisfaction, as is common among other professionals who are passionate about their work. But why does being a strong woman automatically earn you the label of being a b*tch?
I know that in the UK we don't shoot girls for wanting to go to school, that no one has been raped on a bus in full view of passengers, and that to marry off your under age daughter, you do actually have to take her out of the country, but in all honesty I'm not sure we are as far away from that level of misogyny as we'd like to think.
Singing a song about a 'good girl' - from what I can gather, because she is the 'hottest bitch' - is not the way to advocate an appreciation of women. In an age of rape threats on Twitter, it is not ok to have a fun song and kinky video with strong allusions to sexual and domestic violence.
Ever tried to keep a Channel 4 20-part double commission afloat without offending everyone or killing multiple businesswoman and mum of four Sarah Beeny? Well, it's proving more and more difficult by the day. Right now we are filming, editing and transmitting Double Your House for Half the Money...
"Behind every successful man, there stands a woman", so the quote stood, and yet we have never quite redefined that for the successful women. Who stands behind them, or perhaps it's more a case of who stood before them. It was this debate we had in mind when we started thinking about a new video series for HuffPost UK's women channel, and so the idea was born for our new Inspirational Women series.
Every morning I wake up and pull back the curtains in my bedroom to the sight of a giant blow-up sex doll in the backyard. This somewhat minor dilemma I'm currently experiencing in my backyard is similar in some ways to what thousands of other women and men experience every time they walk into their local newsagent for a paper.
Sadly, I haven't been able to speak to the Duchess of Cambridge personally about the polka dot dress or her fringe choice a few months ago, but I know for a fact the countless fashion commentators and royal correspondents haven't either. So I'd like to say enough's enough. It's creepy. Let's leave Diana in peace and let Kate get on with her life.
Anyone would think that it was Kim Sears who won the women's title at Wimbledon on Saturday, given the amount of media coverage she's received over the past few days. But, lest we forget, that honour belongs to Marion Bartoli. And it was bloody well earned.
I first became aware that my face doesn't fit when I was writing a weekly column for a women's magazine that At first the editorial team tolerated the rather amateurish snap that I had provided for my picture byline. Then I got a phone call. 'We need you to come up for a shoot,' said the picture editor.
I'm never influenced by celebrities. I would never consider going on a certain type of diet because someone famous did. But today I stand corrected. Today I feel moved enough to listen to a celebrity. To be influenced by her choices and her suggestions.
And so to last night's - the Oscars of the audio broadcasting world - where it seems 2013 marked something of a victory for the industry. Could it be that radio is finally acknowledging the power of woman?
As I go through my twenties (far too quickly for my liking), it has become more and more apparent to me that sadly it is women - the very people feminists like me champion and celebrate - that are holding other women down - with men's help of course.