Tag Archives: Gender

The Role of Women

We are at a stage, with two young children, where we are asked what our roles will be going forward. Who will be working, and who will be picking the children up from nursery, who will be ‘at home’ and … Continue reading

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Stories of Exclusivity and Exclusion

As part of a series of pieces developing the new Storytelling work, today i am considering how stories create exclusivity and can form part of exclusion. I was given an award a couple of years ago: at the induction they … Continue reading

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Graffiti Story #2

I found this graffiti in Berlin, sprayed around the city, in front of offices, or shop doorways. In this, the second of a series of Graffiti Stories, i wanted to reflect on the story that is being told, and what … 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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Gender Effects in Trust: a #WorkingOutLoud post

Do men and women think about, or experience, ‘trust’ differently? At this early stage in the Landscape of Trust research, it’s hard to say for sure, but what is clear is that, across a range of metrics, gender is one … Continue reading

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Our Shared Differences

I am fortunate in being able to visit many different countries, to be a guest in many different cultures. As one travels around the world one moves not only in miles and metres but also in culture and difference. My … 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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Canada: The Relativity of Success

I clearly looked trustworthy enough that the slightly fraught ski instructor asked me to mind one of her proteges on the lift up the mountain, which is how i found myself in deep conversation with a very sparky four year … 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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Eclectic Reflections: Culture, Agility, Technology, Authority and Equality

Today, some eclectic reflections on the realities of the Social Age CULTURE: Culture is co-created through actions of individuals in the moment: it’s not aspirational or deterministic. It’s not something written on the wall in the lift. To engage in … Continue reading

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