achievement

Am I ambitious? You bet I am!

I am sitting here thinking about ambition – am I ambitious? You bet I am! Have I always been ambitious – I don’t actually think so. Thinking back to those teenage and early twenties years I was happy to be working but not overly ambitious. Buying my first flat made me work even harder but not [...]

Jane Royston

‘I had a dream’ to build a fair business; it turned out rather well! Jane Royston remembers vividly the moment when her business career took a dramatic turn. It followed a champagne buffet party in Paris in September 1986. She was 28 years old and head of IT in France for the US [...]

Sylvia Gardiner

Sylvia Gardiner is founder and chairperson of the Lucia charity. Lucia, stands for Life Uplifted by Change In Africa. The core of Lucia is the belief that that the key to positive change is to empower people in Africa, particularly women, to help themselves with long-term self-sustainable [...]

Julia Hague

I was born in 1957 in London and was educated in a Convent School where I learned how to be strong, compassionate, confident and an independent thinking young woman. Growing up in the sixties and seventies in such a vibrant city gave me a love of people and a fascination for what makes them tick. [...]

Courage in question

Courage is not courage if fear is not present. We assume courage is evident in another, based on our own meaning-making. It is not an absolute measure applied to particular behaviours. Sometimes people have commented on my apparent acts of courage. When I ask them what leads them to their [...]

Is any woman better than no woman?

Those reading this who are ages with me will remember a programme fronted by Ester Rantzen called “Children of Courage”.The format was to profile children who had been struck down by illness and illness and highlight their courage in facing adversity.   I remember disliking the programme [...]
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