It's been a good few months of blogging for our little B2B Establishment Council here. And although our time here is coming to an end, B2B feel that we as women are prepared now to speak about that which has been packaged as taboo in society. We can - and indeed, must - discuss working … Continue reading Where Have We Come?
We have choices, we have rights - we, as women in a Western society, have been granted (more or less, we know it's all debatable here) the choice to work, to marry, to divorce, to have children, to go on the Pill, to have an abortion, to raise a child, to adopt children, to be … Continue reading The Feminism Debate: Has Feminism Problematised Motherhood?
You may have seen the lovely, heartfelt guest post on the blog last week - don't remember it? HERE is a link to it. The post went down a treat, so we thought we'd open the lines (so to speak) up to you wonderful women: What a wonderful response we've had from women of all ages and experience … Continue reading Let’s Hear from YOU
https://youtu.be/OkksjpxV1q0 On 21st June 2014 the Whitehouse issued this video in order to bring to light the slack being emitted from Western societies workplaces which do not foster family friendly workplace policies. President Obama highlighted three specific areas of concern: paid family leave, childcare and flexibility in the workplace. Since issuing this public service announcement, … Continue reading In the News: Whitehouse Summit on Working Families
I've certainly been bombarding my perspectives here on a whole range of related topics over the last few months, but today it's time to venture a little further afield to one of my closest friends, Connie (who runs the blog Along Came Connie) - an incredibly strong British university student who spent the better part … Continue reading A Guest Post: Along Came Connie
We've all been there - that awkward moment when a cousin is mistaken for your boyfriend, or your mum for your sister - and let's face it, it's incredibly embarrassing for all parties involved. But when your child is mistaken for your grandchild...yikes! The Grandma Effect is that which explains that *ahem* awkward situation. Mothers being … Continue reading Oh, how old is your grandson?
It’s the end of the working week, but that only gives us an opportunity to take stock and empower ourselves with ideas that can spark a revolution in the workplace – after all, how can our Engagement Council thrive if not on information and debate? Earlier this week we posted this TedTalk on our Facebook … Continue reading Ted Talk: Can We All Have It All?
It would be ridiculous for me not to delve into the Pandora's Box that is WHY women are increasingly adhering to this trend of delayed motherhood, considering it has been stated as a particularly prevalent trend in our society. There are undoubtedly benefits to compartmentalising life and establishing a firm career, buying a house and enjoying … Continue reading So You’re Delaying Motherhood? We Support You.
Name: Superwoman Age: 26 Occupation: Public Relations Assistant Relationship Status: It’s complicated Children: None Household Structure: Shared flat with two other single friends Values: Money, career path, social media presence, friends, weekends, working in the centre of the city, strength 10 Year Plan: Get that job promotion, become a first-home buyer, settle down with a … Continue reading 21st Century Woman
I realise I’ve been harping on about the #doitall campaign for the last few weeks and glorifying the notion of becoming a working mum, or at least consciously choosing to juggle work and family life, but there’s a truth I’ve been avoiding: I’m terrified of the struggle this striving to #doitall is going to be … Continue reading Why I’m Scared About Choosing to #DoItAll