Celebrating 100 Leading Ladies

Leading LadiesI attended a wonderfully affirming event last week in London listening to award-winning international photographer Nancy Honey speaking about her book ‘100 Leading Ladies’.


The book is co-authored by Nancy and former Times journalist Hattie Garlick and is a celebration of 100 senior influential women in Britain today.  It promotes diversity and recognises achievements across a range of sectors and specialisms. Importantly it helps transform the perception of what is possible for women to achieve.


We often hear about the ongoing inequality that women experience so it’s especially encouraging when events like this one, jointly hosted by the IOD and IWF, celebrate success. And around International Woman’s Day it was a great way for women to come together to show support for each other – with a few men too!

A Good Read

disabling barriers

I took delivery of the book Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments the other day.  This is the third edition of a great book that I’ve had on my shelves since the days when I was a disability trainer and consultant back in the ’90s.  It was particularly exciting, though, as this latest edition includes a chapter that I wrote, on Genetics, Disability and Bioethics, drawing largely on my experience with the Human Genetics Commission.  It’s available on Amazon, should you wish to buy it!