Archive for January, 2011

Women's life

Going back to work: What are my options?

What do you really want?  What is your life’s passion?  Many people find it hard to know where to start thinking. I certainly do, and if I am not careful I will just spend endless time wondering what it really is I want to do, not ever getting anywhere.

A Life in the Day: Alice Walpole

A Life in the Day: Alice Walpole

The HM consul-general in southern Iraq and single mother of six talks to Caroline Scott about her typical day

Read more in The Sunday Times – 15 November 2009

The Good Mother, and Modern Politician

The Good Mother, and Modern Politician

She irritates some, as she possesses what in modern Europe passes for impeccable conservative credentials: She is married, says grace every evening and has seven children.

Read more in the New York Times – 17 January 2010 – Berlin, Katrin Bennhold

Working woman

Back in business

It’s the classic problem for women: you’ve given up work to raise your children, fully intending to return before too long. Then suddenly years have passed. How do you relaunch your career?

Read more in The Guardian – 01 September 2008 -Viv Groskop

Working mum and maternity leave

Is shared parental leave the best way forward?

Joanna Moorhead and Katherine Rake discuss Nick Clegg’s proposals for a more ‘flexible’ system of parental leave.

Read The Guardian article – Tuesday 18 January 2011

Our girlfriends keep us healthy

Our girlfriends keep us healthy

Everyone thought it was a joke, but the lecturer at Stanford was serious. One of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman…

Read the post on Womens Success Coaching - 22 August 2010 – Posted in friendship, relationship building and women

How to Reinvent Your Personal Brand

How to Reinvent Your Personal Brand

Must read if you have switched careers or roles and still want to be taken seriously. Lots of tips and guidance.

Harvard Business Review – Dorie Clark – 22 November 2010

Pangs of grief, is it normal?

Pangs of grief, is it normal?

Lots of mums that gave up their career, do feel grief for lost status and independence. This became apparent once more when a thread with this title shot to one of the most active discussions on Mumsnet last summer.

Read discussion thread on mumsnet – Mumsnet Talk – Topic: Going back to work – July 2010