First of all I am not a Feminist (Most of the Time), or maybe I should rephrase it to be I am not a diehard Feminist ……..scratch that, that sounded worse than the first few lines so I will say categorically that I am a career woman who identifies with gender issues (amongst other issues) and I try to be a realist above anything. Breaks into a sigh of relief all this labels though, who is a feminist, who isn’t a feminist the bottom line is that I am a woman trying to soar above the rest in this Climate.
So why this topic you may ask?, it’s 2016 not 1986, The female in the work place is not limited to the receptionist or the secretary, we now have Female Presidents, Prime Ministers, The Current IMF President,
Women are now equally as powerful and successful as men , the Beijing Conference worked!
Sage Foundation has announced the launch of a US$1 million Enterprise Fund, which will see non-profits in Africa receive grants between US$5,000 and US$35,000.
The Fund is aimed at non-profits in Africa that are helping to improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. It will help them generate further income, create new initiatives or enhance existing and proven activity.
First of all I am not advising anyone to go join the secret service, or wear costumes and fight crime at night , do not point to this post when facing the consequences of your actions , however what I am advocating is that employees should try and keep their personal hobbies/activities separate from the work place.
Let’s be honest who wants to open the newspapers and see the headlines Mr Johnson Chief accountant of ABC company and his Band the old school players will be rocking out at Nite Shift Night club on Friday at 10 p.m…Honey when I am expecting to go into a serious meeting with partners I don’t want to see these partners raise a comical eyebrow when reading about my boss in the national dailies dressed in some hot leather outfit at the meeting waiting room.
We just finished celebrating February 14th, Valentine’s Day …
A day set aside by card makers and florists to rip us off of our hard earned cash,…… sorry scratch that I was joking, a day set aside to celebrate LOVE.
It’s a beautiful thing to love and be loved in return but in Life it’s not always as simple as that, for some Valentine’s Day reminded them of a day to celebrate their partners, showering them with gifts and attention whilst trying to re-create the early days when the relationship was hot and steamy.
For others February 14th falling on a work day was another day to remind them that the Coworker they were crushing on is unavailable, or to be more direct “was not theirs”. They were forced to fake smiles as they watched the exchange of gifts between that person and their significant other.