Often it is only when divorce hits, that we understand the full cost of giving up career for family...
Behind every great man is a great women. We caught up with Claire de Giles, wife of racehorse trainer Ed de Giles. From a very early age it was clear that Ed de Giles had a passion for horses and dreamt of becoming a racehorse trainer. After a stint as an amateur jockey in point-to-points and […]
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 […]
Does every mother have this? The nagging guilt that they just can't shake off...
I meet Venetia Williams at her beautiful home, which used to belong to her grandparents, just across the River Wye from the village of Hoarwithy, Herefordshire. Parked up outside the house are her Aston Martin, in which she is known locally to pick up pace, and the Jaguar given to her after her magnificent win […]
Is it worth returning to studying after a first career? I did not arrive at a career until I was in my mid-thirties. I took a degree in History in 1975 and thought I wanted to be a social worker. Three years as a support worker in two residential homes convinced me that this was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Drop it. Leave it. They mean the same thing: just let it go right now. I speak in a calm, authoritative voice, and my dog Lola swallows the dead mouse she found I call Izzie away from the fence where she is terrorizing the neighborhood, and she ignores me. We’ve been to dog school a […]
Rachel Stewart interviewed the Very Rev’d Catherine Ogle to find out why and what implications the vote on ‘no’ to women bishops will have… What was you reaction when you heard the results of the vote? It felt like a body-blow. I was desperately disappointed because it give such a poor picture of the Church […]
Alice Frances talks to JoJo Ruocco about her fascinating journey as a professional drummer Tell us a little bit about your musical background and how it all began. I started out when I was 13 years old in Long Island, as a guest with the Mercer Ellington orchestra. I was a prodigy! [Laughs] This was […]
Hester Bancroft shows us how to set career and personal development goals in the second of a six-part series on life investment Following on from last month’s article on intimate relationships, this month we are taking stock of where we are with regard to our career and personal development. This article will allow you to […]
Rachel McGill has made it her business to explore our reactions to and coping mechanisms for high stress situations Over 15 years ago, in the 1990s, I began to think about this question and have been exploring it for myself and for those with whom I work ever since. At that time the IRA London […]