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A key maker

A key maker

Interesting article and fabulous quote from Arlan Hamilton, the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital and founder of startup recruitment platform and someone who has worked hard to give back to their communities by making VC more equitable to underrepresented groups. “I’ve been called a key maker rather than a gatekeeper” – now there is something to aspire to. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaszkutak/2021/10/26/these-impact-investors-know-the-power-communities-can-bring-to-venture/?sh=5fe7ced712be&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=forbeswomen&cdlcid=5d5cf66d195063fa4fbf2c0a

A ’gambol’ she was happy to take – Linda McCartney – Linda McCartney Foods

A ’gambol’ she was happy to take – Linda McCartney – Linda McCartney Foods

Paul McCartney has been in the news this week as The Times is serialising his new book The Lyrics : 1956 to Present.  In today’s excerpt the headline was ‘Linda really helped me find another side of myself’, so Giles and I thought it would be a great time to share the inspirational story of Linda McCartney and how Linda McCartney Foods was created and is still going from strength to strength today.  Linda McCartney was an amazing, multitalented woman….

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A MALE PERSPECTIVE – interview with Phil Tysoe, Head of Insight & Engagement at Whitbread

A MALE PERSPECTIVE – interview with Phil Tysoe, Head of Insight & Engagement at Whitbread

Wonder Women: Inspiring Stories & Insightful Interviews with Women in Marketing celebrates the success of women.  It is not about denigrating the achievements and successes of men, nor is it about women being in competition with men.   Our vision for the future world is women and men working together, optimising the strengths of both feminine and masculine characteristics, embracing the diversity of thinking to create better consumer understanding, brand thinking and marketing campaigns.  The support we have had for the…

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THE MALE PERSPECTIVE – Interview with David Mayo, Chief Operating Officer at ADNA Global, Singapore

THE MALE PERSPECTIVE – Interview with David Mayo, Chief Operating Officer at ADNA Global, Singapore

Wonder Women: Inspiring Stories & Insightful Interviews with Women in Marketing celebrates the success of women.  It is not about denigrating the achievements and successes of men, nor is it about women being in competition with men.   Our vision for the future world is women and men working together, optimising the strengths of both feminine and masculine characteristics, embracing the diversity of thinking to create better consumer understanding, brand thinking and marketing campaigns.  The support we have had for the…

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THE ONLY WOMEN TO PUT THE PHONE DOWN ON NELSON MANDELA – NOT ONCE BUT TWICE

THE ONLY WOMEN TO PUT THE PHONE DOWN ON NELSON MANDELA – NOT ONCE BUT TWICE

Some people are natural-born storytellers. One such storyteller is Sandy Griffiths, a South African by birth with a truly international career. We had the pleasure of interviewing her for this book (you can read this interview in the Insightful Interviews section of the book). She told us a number of stories, and this one really touched a chord. Rather than us retell it, we thought we would use the interview and let her tell it in her own words. It…

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Debunking the myths – women DO ask for a pay-rise as much as men!

Debunking the myths – women DO ask for a pay-rise as much as men!

One of my favourite activities is myth busting – and especially myths about women (and about age). The Harvard Business Review recently published the results from research they did in Australia which found no gender differences in negotiation behaviour.  Women were just as likely as men to ask for higher salaries, and men and women were equally likely to report avoiding negotiations if they feared it would hurt their relationship with their boss. HBR says it is possible that women’s…

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Late Bloomers – why you shouldn’t rush into a fast-track career

Late Bloomers – why you shouldn’t rush into a fast-track career

As part of our series on patterns of working, I recently read a feature on www.quillette.com entitled ‘I retired first’, written by Gregory J Beaupre.  Gregory talked about his elongated degree programme together with the multiple gap years he took and likened them to retiring first.  He references a mind-opening book by Rich Karlgaard called Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement.  Karlgaard puts forward a convincing argument for not rushing into a fast-track…

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Supercharging your career after 50

Supercharging your career after 50

I have often thought that women pursue their careers at the wrong time of their lives.  So, I was really interested to hear how 5 of the Forbes 50 over 50 women supercharged their careers after 50.  Women enter the workplace in their early 20s (or earlier if they don’t go into further education), are statistically likely to be very successful in the first 10 years of their career building and are certainly on a parr with their male counterparts….

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THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Place

THE WONDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN MARKETING – A Woman’s Place

Working on “Wonder Women”, Katy and I spent considerable time researching stories of how women had contributed to the success of brands old and new, and we have included 40 tales in the first section. Over 50% of the stories feature American women so we’re delighted that the book has just been launched in USA. In the book we grouped the stories into four categories – A Woman’s Intuition, Girl Power, A Women’s Work and A Woman’s Place. We thought…

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