Women in STEM careers – evidence sought by UK Parliament

The “leaky pipeline” is sometimes used to describe the continuous loss of women at consecutive career stages within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These gradual losses reduce the numbers of women retained in STEM further education and work. Thus begins the House of Commons call for evidence description on the Parliament website. It is […]

Good enough is plenty!

Both in sushi and in cycling – and in almost every other area – we celebrate freakish success. Lucy Kellaway writes again a winner column in the FT. This is all about being good enough in terms of achievement, working hard for it, and remaining sane at the same time. We hand out gold medals […]

Lucy strikes again

I love this columnist! Not that it would mean I agree with everything she says or chooses as topic, I still admire her bold wordings, choices and obvious frankness. Check this out: Lucy Kellaway on Helen Gurley Brown – the late Cosmo girl. As usual, I cannot but quote some of the ingenious lines Lucy’s […]

Work-life balance from a teen mother’s perpective in FT – too good to pass!

One of my all-time favourite topics, and one that will never have a right answer. How to combine work and motherhood successfully? The topic was visited by one of my favourite columnists, Lucy Kellaway, on Financial Times: Jobs, motherhood and varieties of wrong [You need to register with FT to read the full article] One […]

4 pm

Summer warmth and slight drizzle. And no brolly, of course. Soon it’s time to leave the desk with all the unfinished work and rush to the nursery. The next weeks leading to holiday are full of deadlines to meet, conference visit to Edinburgh, and more deadlines. However, deadlines are goooood! They make us jump and […]