They change how we feel about ourselves, how others see us, and improve the relationship with daily grind
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.
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
It will be disappointing if the Prime Minister, weakened as she is by a cross, confused electorate, fails to implement the reasonable recommendations put forward by Matthew Taylor to improve rights for those 'self-employed' by digital giants. It would send an important signal.
18/07/2017 16:49 BST
It is this: good jobs are being replaced by robotics at an accelerating pace and across many walks of life. Now even sleuthing, which might have seemed a sanctuary for purely human endeavour, is being challenged by software. Sherlock who?
28/06/2017 14:12 BST
Instead of pollsters, election 'gurus' and focus groups during the election, Theresa May would have done better to talk to the CEO of a successful company. Any company. She failed to grasp that politics, like business, is about passion as well as principles; and we saw precious little of either from the Government campaign.
14/06/2017 11:49 BST