Category Archives: Equality

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: Proud Mentorship

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women supports women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets so they can invest in their families and communities. A few years ago i helped create the Foundations learning materials and, since then, have remained as … Continue reading

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An Imperfect Humanity?

The strength of a good leader does not come from being right all the time: it comes from being humble enough to know when you are wrong. It comes from being fair enough to hear the views of others and … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Equality

Unpacking meaning is a dangerous thing, turning the apparently simple into the overtly complex. As we un-peel the layers of interpretation, we think we will, sooner or later, find the stone at the centre, whilst in fact what we often … Continue reading

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Perpetuating Inequality

One of the hardest things to see is the poverty in Bangkok: amongst the neon lit massage parlours, expat bars, towering hotels and Bladerunner like Sky Train tracks, young women with children, just babies really, sit begging in the street. … Continue reading

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A Matter of Conscience

Some things are not easy. It’s hard to make the right decision. Some things are not clear cut. There are shades of grey. I’ve been writing recently about fairness, about how we learn to make the right decisions, not just … Continue reading

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Fragments of Fairness: why every conversation counts

A few weeks ago i published the ‘Framework for Fairness‘. It’s a practical exploration of how we incorporate fairness into every conversation. Why? Because if we save it for special ones, we cannot hope to be truly fair. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Reflection: why fairness?

I’ve spent most of this week writing about fairness. It’s a simple notion, but one that sits at the heart of social responsibility. Being fair is about consideration and transparency. It still means making tough decisions that people won’t like, … Continue reading

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