How I Accidentally Gave Up

Recently, I realised that I had given up. I say ‘realised’ because I didn’t mean to give up. In fact, that’s the last thing I planned to do; the plan was to help to change the world. Obviously. I think I wanted the issues that literally millions of people had been struggling with for hundreds…

Being ‘The Diversity’

I am lucky to work in a large company with a clear policy and stated commitment on equality and diversity. A company which has made a commitment to working without discrimination, and which works with clients who share our beliefs. It’s a really positive commitment, but it doesn’t mean that it’s smooth sailing all the…

Why I’m proud to be in a Lady Gang

This week at work, a senior member of staff sent a very ill advised email to the whole company. I won’t go into the details but the title of the email was ‘Womens’ Weak‘ and included such highlights as lamenting about our ‘genetic fate‘, telling us to do the washing up, and signing off as…

Why I’m just giving up for lent

Let me get right to the point. I have changed the entire way that I speak and communicate at work because I want to be liked. I don’t want to be the  stereotypical difficult woman, which is the name that gets thrown around at any female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go…

Why you’ve got to fuck it up

I hate fucking up, I hate it so much. As soon as I realise there’s the slightest possibility I’ve failed at something, or made even the tiniest mistake, my mind goes into all out panic overdrive. A typo in an email, dialing into a call two minutes late – minor things like that can send me…

Making your new job work for you

You’ve got a job offer. Great! Huge congratulations – you’ve already done great work and you should be proud of yourself. But, before you say yes, stop and think for a minute. Are you getting the best that you could from this situation, or are you going to look back with ‘what ifs‘ and ‘if onlys‘?…

How to get what you want in the job you have

We’ve already agreed the gender pay gap is bullshit, and we’ve all committed to doing what we can to take matters into our own hands to help to close it. But how? If you’re already happy in your job and you’ve accepted your salary, what are you meant to do to take a step up…

How we’re selling ourselves short

It’s a widely known fact that women are often paid less well than their male colleagues when performing the same role. This is not breaking news, it’s no surprise to anyone. In fact, we’ve all known it for so long that we’ve just sort of accepted it as a sad truth that we’re waiting for…

Why I’ve been lying about my age for years

I have been lying about my age for years. I know it’s a huge stereotype about women, but bear with me – it might not be what you think. I’m 29 years old, turning 30 this year. I have a job I love in advertising and I’m generally very happy with my life. But for a few…