Thanks to 2018, I can go beyond in 2019

My guiding word for 2017 was Scale. It was an overwhelming year. So much so that I let it roll into 2018 without as much of a roundup blog. My word for 2018 was Nudge. My ‘remix’ of nudge theory was to make small intentional changes in order to help […]

7 ways to Make Microphones Great (or just better)

I had just started my talk and only the front row (of about 50) were laughing at my opening joke. The others couldn’t hear it, because unfortunately for them, my microphone was still off. The AV team rushed to me, mortified. They’d forgotten to switch my microphone on before I […]

After weighing up 2016, 2017 is the year to scale.

It’s been said that 2016 hasn’t been the best of years. Memes abound of this being the year we’ll want to forget or the year that will now be the answer to most pub quiz questions. For me, it was supposed to be the year of ‘push’; the passing of […]

Go on, push me. It’s 2016.

My word in 2015 was ‘Build’. I completed on a flat in London; we recruited more people into the Stemettes team; about 4000 girls attended events, workshops and talks from the UK and across Europe. As hoped in 2014 my network of advisors and mentors grew, I started keeping receipts and I grew in experience.  There […]

This year I’m becoming a builder

For me, 2014 was all about focus. I drastically cut the number of projects I was working on and roles I was performing. I dropped extras and was extra discerning about what I spent my time doing. Living a pared back life and dedicating myself to just a few things […]

Travelling doesn’t just broaden the mind – it tests the team

I’ve never understood or experienced the travel bug and so don’t empathise with friends who insist on going to far-flung places to sit on elephants or climb mountain X just for the view. As a proud and perhaps somewhat arrogant Londoner, I’ve always suffered FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) when […]