When political and economic leaders of the G20 nations gather in Brisbane, they should have women like Shadhia* on their minds. Shadhia has her whole life ahead of her. But she was forced into early marriage after her parents were offered a bride price.
Have you ever been in a position at work where you’re suddenly found yourself paying your boss’ bills, picking up his or her dry cleaning, or running out each day on their behalf to fulfill a personal errand?
The number of women in UK architecture firms is falling, and many urbanists are worried by the ‘very, very male-dominated’ worlds of planning and construction. So how would cities differ if women designed them?
It’s an ingredient essential for success, but confidence can be maddeningly elusive. In part, perhaps, because it is misunderstood. Confidence doesn’t, for example, have to look Mad Men macho.
Do you have a chance to do what you do best each day at work? You know, to actually use your strengths – those things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing.
When I was first asked this question several years ago I thought it was a trick.