courage

Confident. Me. Do you think so?

I have worked around, for and over and with about as many women as men. The attributes of the successful ones, and I mean they that achieved higher positions within the organisation and not on a personal level, were pretty mixed. A quiet and phlegmatic head of accounts, a ‘work-hard-play [...]

Working with confidence in the music industry

Eleonora Romano (Left) and Roz Malyon working at the Women of the World Festival Imagine working in a job where you are in a minority of only 5% of the workforce; a job that demands physical strength, thick skin and relentless determination; a job that is born from passion and is rewarding beyond [...]

What comes first, the ambition or the achievement?

One small step… Here’s a riddle for 3rdi readers currently on holiday with plenty of time to ponder – what comes first, the ambition or the achievement? Many may assume that we must have the ambition to do before we can achieve anything but others will consider this with a “chicken [...]

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 [...]
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