Becoming a magistrate

Becoming a magistrate

Carolyn Lazarus talks about her appointment to the Herefordshire Bench. There are some things in life that don’t bear thinking about. Consider my application for the post of magistrate on the Herefordshire Bench. My mind had been idle since the birth of my daughter and she was now in full-time education. What could I do […]

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The celluloid ceiling: women in film

The celluloid ceiling: women in film

Steve Jennings asks why are there so few successful women in the film industry This week, Carla Bruni’s sister Valeria Bruni-Tadeschi is competing in Cannes with her film A Villa in Italy, so the guerrilla girls of La Barbe won’t need to crash it again. Last year not one of the 22 competition invites had […]

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Women at the top: Professional women

Women at the top: Professional women

Marianne Coleman interviewed 60 senior professional women to find out what women at the top really think. In the course of my work I have been lucky enough to indulge my curiosity about people and what makes them tick. As a woman academic working in leadership education, I have been able to follow up my […]

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Invisible women

Invisible women

Jean Rogers, Vice President of Equity, tells us about the campaign to get women over 40 back onto our screens As an actress I trained for my profession believing I would portray women, even when old, so long as my ability to remember my lines was unimpaired. Then I hit fifty and everything changed. My […]

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Do women ever retire? Measuring life in lunches…

Do women ever retire? Measuring life in lunches…

The second in a series on the ups and downs of early retirement Women planning their retirement have no problem finding information about finances, healthcare and the best places to live on a fixed income. But, I’ve never seen a single article that mentioned lunch. Yes, lunch has become an unexpected challenge, particularly for me, […]

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