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The politics of meals
Lately I’ve been noticing the simultaneous acceptance and backlash around... More
The elusive art of decision making
It was only recently that we stopped basing entire economic ... More
Bridging the divide: the impact of technology in developing markets
Clarke’s third law of prediction is well known to most... More
Dot Everyone and the digital revolution
You probably saw her Dimbleby lecture. Martha Lane Fox unveiled Dot ... More
School of hard knocks
The students at Kenya’s Boxgirls academy are an uppercut above the rest.
Analo – or ‘Priest’, as he’s affectionately known – set up the Boxgirls programme in 2007 after two girls came to the window of the Kariobangi social hall during an all-male boxing class and asked if he could teach them, too. Priest warmed to their enthusiasm and said yes on the spot. The impact of his training was immediate; as the girls grew stronger and happier, Priest resolved to broaden his outreach to the rest of the women in the community. He trained female coaches who then recruited girls to participate in weekly boxing sessions, which built their self-confidence and equipped them with vital self-defence skills.
Where gender stereotyping is rigid, and women are regularly denied access to leadership roles and ... More
Selling skincare without the stereotypes
It’s not every day a deodorant changes your life but, a few years ago, that’s exactly what happened to me. My daughter had reached an age when deodorant had become an essential item. I’d been a ‘stay at home Dad’ or ‘House Husband’ or ‘Home Hubby’ (pick generic term for the man who stays at home while his wife earns the money) for eight years helping to look after our children, Emily and William.
As a father, dealing with your daughter’s transition into womanhood is a ... More