Female Future Forward

Was 2018 a turning point for women? Yes, it exposed what we’re up against – The Guardian Monday 31st December, Suzanne Moore

A Turning Point

But to go forwards, it is vital to understand how much we have gone backwards. Austerity has hit women, and hit us hard. The mental health statistics for young people, and girls in particular, are frightening. Mental health is a feminist issue. When girls cannot move freely in this world they suffer. But the complicity of women in our own subjugation – the handmaidens of the patriarchy who deny harassment is a problem, and the women who lie for Trump and excuse his behaviour – is hard to stomach.

Think of that glorious day in May in Ireland when women finally won the right to control their own bodies. Think about how that felt … and hold on to that feeling. We are just beginning.

Through the WI Lens

‘The future is female’ may be more aptly tweaked to ‘the future is feminine’. It is the stereotypically female traits of compassion, empathy, sensitivity and nurture that are sought to hold wellbeing at the core of culture and leadership across business and communities. This article is one of stark, objective reality that is reflected through a crystal clear lens. Wellbeing is humanity in action if it is fully embraced and equality from all societal perspectives, is critical.

Data from Forbes (2015) show the number of women leaders rank third highest in the hospitality industry after healthcare and education and Marriott in particular, has a stellar reputation for supporting women in leadership positions.

2018 was a year of speaking out on female issues, for women and for men. What we’re likely to see is a continued tenacious spirit, driven and undeterred by the reality of being (still) at the tip of the equality iceberg.

Gut Feelings

April 16, 2019

Could Therapy Be Key To Treating Your IBS? – Huffington Post, 11 April 2019, Natasha Hinde

Radicalise Movement

April 2, 2019

Sitting down for too long may be causing 70,000 UK deaths a year – The Guardian, 26 March 2019, Nicola Davis

Humans Back In Vogue

March 26, 2019

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good – New York Times, 23 March 2019, Nellie Bowles

Sickness to Debt to Sickness

March 19, 2019

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick, The Atlantic, 15 March 2019, Olga Khazan

On The Money

March 12, 2019

Why the future of well-being isn’t about money www.weforum.org, 26 Feb 2019, Justin Dupuis

Bread Culture

March 5, 2019

With bread’s return to favor in the wellness world, consumers are ritualizing the baking process as an opportunity to slow down. JWT Intelligence, 28 February 2019, Emily Safian-Demers

Ikea Purity

February 26, 2019

Ikea’s new curtains purify the air inside your house – Fast Company, 20 Feb 2019, Jesus Diaz

Insectogeddon

February 19, 2019

Insectageddon – Politicians are complicit in the killing of our insects – we will be next – Guardian 12 February 2019 – Molly Scott Cato

Goop, Delta, Netflix

February 12, 2019

Goop Enters Netflix Deal: Has Pseudoscience Found A New Platform? Forbes, 9 Feb 2019, Bruce Y. Lee

Race Ready Workplace

February 5, 2019

5 ways work culture will change by 2030, Fast Company, February 4th 2019 Gwen Moran

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