Tag Archives: Cherie Blair Foundation For Women

Sorrow and Joy

I set out today with great expectations: a new microphone, a clear day, and thirty podcasts to record. Eight hours later, i had achieved virtually nothing. Having first cleared the dual hurdles of prevarication and delay, i recorded the first … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Equality

“We don’t have equality!”, she said, turning to her friend and laughing. “You cannot be taken seriously if you are not a man”, was the qualifier, shared by one of the mentees, almost doubled up with laughter, as we stood … Continue reading

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Take Pause

I am used to surprises: on a recent call the woman who i am mentoring described how, over the weekend, her country’s currency had halved in value against the dollar. Local shops had sold out of tobacco and bread. Things … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

I’m rarely lost for words, but today may be an exception. I am, of course, in favour of equality. And social justice. And fairness. And, for that matter, organic vegetables. My hesitation is not in the importance of this story, … Continue reading

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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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Mentoring: a matter of Hope and Trust

I thought I’d got off at the wrong floor at first: the buzz of conversation was loud, even from the lift lobby. I was priding myself at having arrived early for the Mentoring event, thinking I’d have time to catch … Continue reading

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