Dear Employer – feeling scared of telling the truth!

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This Friday 13th April we come together to write to our previous (or perhaps current) bosses explaining how it really is to be a woman and mother in the workplace in a brand new campaign with Pregnant then Screwed – Dear Employer.  Last year I wrote to my previous employer and it was an exceptionally cathartic process. There had been so … Read More

Freelancers face the gender pay gap too, so what can we do about it?

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According to the Procopywriters survey 2017 the gender pay gap for copywriters sits at 29%. Woah, that’s bigger than the gap currently given for employed workers. But freelancers get to set their own rates so what is going on? Last week I attended an event to discuss the gender pay gap amongst freelancers and wanted to share some of the … Read More

Meet the mothers showing changing career is possible!

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In November we ran an alumni event for previous attendees of our Game Changers programme. These are women, who happen to also be mothers, changing careers, switching things up, shaping their lives in a way that works for them. A few weeks prior I’d seen this video by Reese Weatherspoon (someone shared it on the Guilty Mothers Clubhouse). In it she talks about … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More