“I won’t lie to you, fatherhood isn’t easy like motherhood” – Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson

December 12, 2012

Marissa Mayer, recipe the famously female CEO of Yahoo, has recently come under fire for saying “the baby’s been way easier than everyone made it out to be.” Words said innocently enough, but the second backlash is here. The first backlash came with the announcement of her pregnancy, which came packaged with a ridiculously short…

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“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin

September 10, 2012

Earlier this year, whilst experiencing a fit of boredom, general 20-something anguish “what am I doing with my life?” and a desire to actually live life instead of being chained to a desk, I decided to go to Africa for three months. My company runs a program to send employees on pro-bono assignments with our…

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“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer.” – Neil Armstrong

September 3, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the legendary Neil Armstrong has passed away. A man who brought space to the masses, a man that was unashamedly a geek. In fact, his exact words, back in 2000, were: “I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables,…

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“There’s all kinds of different women who do this” – Marissa Mayer

July 18, 2012

In case you were hiding under a cave for the past couple days, Marissa Mayer is the new CEO of Yahoo! The commentary around the appointment really crosses the full spectrum. On one side, the vocal female side, we have the “woo hoo” factor – because she’s a woman, because she’s an engineer, because she’s…

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Global women's movement

“Poverty is a global issue, and it wears a woman’s face.”

June 10, 2012

This summer, I have the privilege of travelling to Tanzania to carry out research for an international microfinance organisation. I’ll have a separate blog running, which I’ll link to closer to the time, with more information. Microfinance is a fascinating topic, but it is something that I know very little about. However, in it’s simplest…

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“The message […] from the media is […] ‘If you don’t get married and have kids right away, you’re gonna be miserable the rest of your life’.” – Caryl Rivers

November 7, 2011

It is often said that media portrays women badly. We’re offered up as sex symbols to men, as size zero models for girls and fashionistas for women. Even when said with the best of intentions, the implication is always there to dress like Michelle Obama, have the charitable goodwill of Melinda Gates and the talent…

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CS girls from Tamale Senior High School

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela

November 10, 2010

Backstory Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 – Friday, illness October 29, nurse 2010 Our last day in Tamale is the only one spent outside the Stadium. The morning is spent in the office, sale getting to know the Camfed staff. I am amazed by their passion, energy and devotion. We…

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