International Women's Day 2013

During my education and career as a scientist I have been lucky enough to be inspired and mentored by a number of fantastic female role models, and strongly believe this is a key enabler in encouraging the next generation of female scientists and engineers.
Tackling domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, against boys and girls, women and men, effectively requires taking the broad view. Why are the victims vulnerable? Why do the perpetrators commit their acts of violence? What can be done to support the survivors?
International Women's Day should not be about quotas, which lead to resentment and inappropriate reward, but instead about unceasing promotion of fair talent management. As an industry we must access the full pool of talent available, regardless of gender.
Research by the Huffington Post has found 11 of the UK's top 50 retailers have no women on their boards at all, and less