Feminine doesn’t mean gender

By Laura Leggetter I want to live in a world where we experience and benefit from braver bolder leaders and writing this blog has offered a much-needed kick that leadership starts at home. There are better behaviours I can take to ensure both my sons and daughter sit on the right trajectory to break free from societal…

Where did International Women’s Day come from?

By Imogen Shaw Today, people around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, the Government has announced the launch of a new advisory council to lead the UK’s gender equality work at the G7. The Gender Equality Advisory Council will “produce recommendations to drive women’s empowerment across the world”, with a particular…

Why we all should Choose to Challenge #NotAllMen

By Christine Quigley When women share their experiences of sexism or harassment, whether in person or online, there’s a regular refrain we hear: “But not all men…” It’s so common that it’s been characterized and lampooned by the #NotAllMen hashtag. But why is saying this so problematic, and why should we choose to challenge it…

Close the gap to unleash teams’ full potential!

By Phoebe Chan, SEC Newgate Hong Kong As we mark this year’s International Women’s Day, even though the benefits of equal-representation are clear, we still live in a corporate world where women are squeezed into just 25% of decision-making positions. One of the reasons the gender parity movement faces resistance is that the message is…

I Choose to Challenge

By Emma Kane The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’.  I choose to challenge the portrayal of female entrepreneurs in the media.  The media suggests that there are very few globally successful female entrepreneurs – that is the preserve of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Carlos…

Talk to 10,000

By Vanessa Chance This year on International Women’s Day, I had a lively conversation with a female colleague who argued that women didn’t need a ‘day’ as ‘we are equal now’. I agree, we are equal in that the law protects us from discrimination, but when it comes to financial wellbeing women continue to be…

Newgate board appointment gives top three roles to women 

Newgate Communications is pleased to announce that Nina Dowell, Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the company’s board resulting in the most senior managerial roles in the company, Executive Chair, Chief Executive and COO, being held by women. Nina is responsible for all Newgate’s administrative functions supporting the effectiveness of client-facing teams in the…

Let us women fight for what really matters

By Shelly Durrant This Friday is International Women’s Day, a day that I’m increasingly expected to wholeheartedly support because I’m a woman. Forgive me if I don’t get the fireworks out. Despite my lack of excitement, I must stress that I am by no means an anti-feminist, far from it, I think we women have…