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Why Real Young Women Make Real Good Role Models

“Role models really matter.  It’s hard to imagine yourself as something you don’t see.” –Chelsea Clinton The Oxford Dictionary defines a role model as ‘a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated’. Despite this seemingly clear and simple definition, it is often widely debated whom and what constitutes a ‘proper’ role …

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Leadership Where We’re Not Looking

There’s a lot of things that baffle me about this crazy world we live in. And I don’t mind not understanding it all. But there’s one thing that’s been really bothering me for a while now, and it’s something we need to have a discussion about. And that is, how many times I’ve been asked “Are …

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Building Citizens In The Childminding Room

Last week I attended a Shift presentation at city hall, hosted in partnership with Women In Politics, to learn more about London’s rapid transit plans and to talk about the experiences of women using public transit. Women in Politics, a wonderful group working hard to get more women involved in politics, offered free childminding for participants. …

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On Being One Of The Youngest In The Room: London’s State of the City Address

My first thought as I came up the escalator and joined the long line of people filing into the room was, gosh it’s too early to be alive. My second thought? I don’t belong here. “Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the …

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