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Week 10 #FFF

It will take 202 years for us to reach global economic empowerment parity. As I recapped in my introduction to April’s theme – MONEY – I opened the Feminist Fact Friday series with the theme POLITICS, and the WEF’s Global Gender Report 2018 estimate that at the current rate of change it will take 107… Continue reading


Theme #3 for Feminist Fact Friday Before I started writing #FeministFactFriday I outlined for myself a few different themes I knew I wanted to address. For some of them it was obvious which month they should fall in or what order I’d want to complete them in. Others I could slot in anywhere. It was… Continue reading

Some inspiration from Johann Hari and Andrew Sullivan

I was struck in a recent double-episode Feel Better, Live More interview with Johann Hari with the particularly optimistic and positive way the episode entered and it felt like just the sort of thing that needed to be noted down: One of the reasons I’m optimistic is that I’ve seen the most unbelievable transformation in… Continue reading

Week 9 #FFF

My fifth HERO: Dame Stephanie Shirley As ‘the most successful tech entrepreneur you’ve never heard of’ Dame Shirley set up a pioneering all-woman software company in the 1960s, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. I’m writing this in a week when NASA has had to cancel… Continue reading