The experience was worth every nervous, testing minute of self-reliance it required – heading off somewhere utterly unfamiliar on my own has boosted my energy and self-confidence
Fiona is a partner and forensic accountant at accountancy firm Ensors. She won 'Partner of the Year' at the British Accountancy Awards 2017. She champions the promotion of women to company boards and diversity in leadership, is a board member at University of Suffolk and volunteers as a listener for Samaritans.
Most of us know that life remains a daily tightrope walk between our own hopes and male egos
09/11/2018 08:40 GMT
Government initiatives to raise awareness of mental health issues will only go so far. We need to think about mandatory mental health audits
31/10/2018 14:47 GMT
They change how we feel about ourselves, how others see us, and improve the relationship with daily grind
24/07/2018 10:06 BST
Let’s reclaim middle age from vested business interests and unkind linguistic associations
27/06/2018 14:58 BST
We need to stop pretending bullying is confined to the playground. It is everywhere, destroying lives and careers
01/06/2018 08:23 BST
More constraints on how often alcohol is available and promoted is a good idea
03/04/2018 16:24 BST
It's a health issue and should be identified properly as such
23/02/2018 16:49 GMT
Perhaps the furore over the Presidents Club will mark another key moment in changing attitudes
29/01/2018 14:17 GMT
He had decorated his Christmas tree, the elderly man said. But what he really worried about was that nobody would see it
21/12/2017 13:33 GMT
Three cheers for signs, at last, that the Government is getting to grips with multinational tech companies and their tricksy
05/12/2017 17:08 GMT
07/11/2017 11:55 GMT
31/10/2017 14:40 GMT
So, an airline has collapsed in a world where we all seem to be enduring a very bumpy ride. It may come to symbolise more, as will the Grenfell fire tragedy and an apparent disregard for fundamental food safety. But one small lesson to start from might be that we cannot expect to keep delivering more for less money.
12/10/2017 17:57 BST
Boys are still the ones being drawn to toy soldiers, diggers and lifting equipment however scrupulously they are marketed. Girls still end up with dolls and home paraphernalia. Or put another way, boys work with equipment and girls with emotion, Perhaps that is why women are good team builders: They have more emotional intelligence and empathy to draw upon. Just a theory.
06/10/2017 15:34 BST
Drawing attention to obesity has turned into the last taboo, which, to coin a rather relevant phrase, is not healthy and must change.
20/09/2017 14:58 BST
Unless we acknowledge unconscious bias in the boardroom we cannot address it. One way to acknowledge it is to be stimulated into action by provocative arguments, which it must also be recognised, can take some courage to advance, however aggravating to many. Apart from anything, its forces an issue up the decision making agenda: Shock therapy, if you like.
18/08/2017 11:51 BST
The time may have also come to consider moving to the Norwegian model where all tax returns are published, freely available for all to inspect. That way we might wash out not just salary disparity issues, but aggressive tax avoidance measures and other financial iniquities of our age that are helping to fuel a sense of society becoming unequally governed.
25/07/2017 15:41 BST
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