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Week 4 #FFF

Black and Asian women MPs abused more online No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. Muhammad Ali Jinnah (founder of Pakistan) speaking at Islamia College for Women, March 1940, quoted in British Council, Women, Power and Politics in the UK: What’s changed in 100 years? A study commemorating 100… Continue reading

Week 3 #FFF

Only 4% of MPs are women of colour No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens. Michelle Obama, lawyer, speaking at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2014 The BBC called the 2017 election… Continue reading

Week 2 #FFF

Only 32% of MPs are women A child born today will be drawing her pension before she is equally represented in the Westminster parliament – or has an equal chance of being elected to it. Nan Sloane writing in the The Guardian We need more women in politics – here’s how to do it on 29 August 2014 In 2018 we celebrated 100 years of the vote for… Continue reading

Perfect is the enemy of done

To me, perfectionism is the other side of insecurity. Perfect is the Enemy, Amy Bernstein, editor of Harvard Business Review At a WACL Gathering on Monday night (Getting to the Top – How to Think Strategically) one of the speakers offered a phrase I’ve heard before and always found helpful ‘perfect is the enemy of done’. I think… Continue reading