There are currently six women presenting solo shows at Xfm London. There are fourteen men. So comparatively we are bucking the trend at 30% females (versus the national average of 20%). Imagine a male DJ joining a station and finding himself one of only six men amongst fourteen female presenters. Do you think for one moment he would proclaim to his friends that he is "lucky to be amongst so many male presenters"?
Do not shackle yourself to gender centric paradigms of a hypocritical society; do not scuttle your dreams for ascendancy of your "natural role" (for want of a better euphemism) as a mother or a wife.
8 March marks International Women's Day. A day where women, and men, worldwide come together in a bid to work towards equality. To ensure women are given the same opportunities as men, to ensure women earn as much as men, and to ensure laws change as well as attitudes in society.
Before I became a full-time singer and songwriter, I worked for a women's charity in Camden Town called 'Women + Health' as a Holistic Massage Therapist. Unforgivably, the UK government has recently cut funding for these projects which means that these outreach projects are no longer available.
The new baby is now six months and I have a confession to make. I find it a little boring. I love him and he's cute and I am happy to get up at 3am and rub Bonjela on his gums but my life is on hold at the moment.
On the 101st International Women's Day - like many women, I'm faced with a mixed bag of emotions. I want to celebrate our achievements, our gains, our pioneers - but I've also just returned from a trip to Bangladesh which was a timely reminder of why we ought to be marking, rather than celebrating, international women's day.
International Women's Day is an important celebration of the great strides women around the world are making to ensure they are recognised and working towards equality.
Welcome to the 101st International Women's Day, it's strange that we still need a day just for women, but you don't have to look far to find out why.
No one IRL sends me pictures of ferrets in tuxedos, no one else writes the thought-provoking posts that stay with you all day, no one else can champion the hashtag #cheesecoma with such joyful abandon. So this International Women's Day, I raise a gin and tonic to the wonderful women of Twitter. It is OUR day.
For gender equality to become a reality there needs to be respect for diversity - we need to acknowledge everybody as individuals with equal rights, and abandon stereotypes of what it means to be a 'real man' or 'real woman'.
We have a lot to learn from the women in Ghana about the importance of saving and the difference it can make between living on the edge and being able to improve ones circumstances.
Yes I am a 'businesswoman', and I care passionately about what we do and the difference we make; not only to brands and businesses, but - through our cause-related work - to people and causes who are often overlooked.
The women who have inspired me most recently are the Catholic Sisters who are dealing with sexual trafficking. They work together, across continents, in networks, and most often at the grassroots, where it is demanding and sometimes dangerous.
The schoolgirls I am speaking to today will enjoy greater opportunities than those ten, 20 or 30 years ago, and my advice to them today will be to go out and grab those opportunities with both hands.
Violence against women is an iceberg under the surface of society. Every day millions around the world live in fear.
What is clear is that, for now, women must strike a balance, choosing when to play the rules or make up their own. But what will affect change in the long term is fostering and bolstering the female talent pipeline so that at every level within business we can get a more even distribution of the sexes.