Yearly Archives: 2012

Rocket Woman – Jessica Brookes, Communications Specialist at Avanade

21 December 2012 | Leave a comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Jessica Brookes is the global analyst relations lead for Avanade and head of Avanade’s communications … Read More


Rocket Woman – Emily Watson, Part-Time Lawyer at Rayden Solicitors

26 November 2012 | 1 Comment
Picture of solicitor, Emily Watson

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Head in Macbook in a Waterstones café writing a pitch for a maternity comeback coaching … Read More


Female Partners at the Big Four

8 October 2012 | Leave a comment

Just as I find it odd John Humphreys talking with detachment on the Today programme about BBC misdemeanours – as though this ‘BBC’ is something distant and not his employer – I find myself wondering whether professional consulting firms like KPMG have forgotten what is happening in their own organisation when they publish insight papers such as Female CFOs in Singapore (how Singapore seems to be doing better than other countries in promoting women to senior roles). Last week The Times (October 2nd 2012) … Read More


Rocket Woman – Isobel, Senior Civil Servant Job Sharer

1 September 2012 | 1 Comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Once the preserve of women at the lower end of a company’s org’ chart, job-sharing … Read More


Babies in the office at Addison Lee

18 July 2012 | Leave a comment

Good on Addison Lee for giving babies in the office a go (for the BBC television programme, Babies in the Office). “Special and unique” are the words Addison Lee’s (the largest private hire company in the UK) managing director Liam Griffin used to describe his one day  ‘babies in the office’ experiment. Stressful and ‘who on earth is this helping?’ are mine. What the programme demonstrated was that this is not the way to combine motherhood and work. We need … Read More