The Scourge of Sexual Harassment

The Scourge of Sexual Harassment

March global headlines have been a stark reminder of the harassment and violence women face as they go about their daily lives. The month started with news of the abduction from a busy London street and eventual murder of Sarah Everard, a 33-year old marketing...
The B Word

The B Word

I’ve been called it. So have most women I know who are some combination of assertive/confident/ direct/ clear.  It can feel like – and be intended as – an insult.It can also be a compliment to be called the ‘B’ word.Bossy.Ask my younger sister Amy about my...
Show Me the Money!

Show Me the Money!

As anyone who’s paying any attention knows, Monday March 8 was International Women’s Day.  On the one hand, I appreciate that women are being recognized for their contributions to society/ business/ education on this day. I was grateful for nods in my direction...
Mars and Perseverance

Mars and Perseverance

Space generally freaks me out (Gravity, anyone?), but I was riveted by the footage this week of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars. Enthralling to imagine what we’ll learn about past life on the red planet as this wandering robot carries out its mission....
The Beer Test

The Beer Test

I like beer.  I wasn’t always a fan, but living in The Netherlands has converted me.  And I don’t mean Dutch beer.  Heineken and Amstel leave me uninspired.  Give me a malty, fruity, slightly spicy ale from our neighbor to the south – Belgium – and...