Author Archives: Anne G

About Anne G

My company, SkillsSource, is committed to the process of gender balancing and to the change management needed in public and private enterprise to improve the representation of women at all levels of decision-making. We believe that humanity is like a bird with two wings: the masculine and feminine. Only when both wings are balanced and strong can the bird fly.

How do Women get their Voices Heard?

It’s an age-old argument amongst women – how do we get our voices heard? Why is it that a man can say exactly the words that have just left a woman’s mouth and immediately a disregarded idea is taken seriously … Continue reading

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Why is ‘being beautiful’ still the dominant measure for women?

A few years ago, there was an upheaval in the media about the new girlfriend of a famous sportsman.  The reason for her vilification in the press was simply that she wasn’t good looking enough – because, after all, the … Continue reading

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Women’s Day Celebration

The 9th August is designated ‘Women’s Day’ in South Africa.  Even more significantly, for several years now, the entire month of August has been deemed ‘Women’s Month’. There’s a powerful reason why the holiday came about.  It commemorates the march … Continue reading

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Outrage over the panel of men at the Global Summit of Women!

The picture to the right seems relatively benign doesn’t it?  But it has drawn a storm of outrage from women across the globe, being re-tweeted endlessly with angry captions such as: “A picture speaks a thousand words”, and “mansplaining”.  To … Continue reading

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Save the Planet – put more women in charge!

“The day has finally come – a critical landmark in the saga of global climate change has just occurred, and hardly anyone has noticed. The Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the world’s first entire community to be … Continue reading

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Putting women into top positions won’t happen without changing the culture of the organization

For gender balancing to work, nothing less than a complete change in the culture of an organisation is required.  This is the reason all gender experts advocate that the CEO needs to be committed to the process.  Any change in a … Continue reading

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Why is gender balancing happening so slowly?

We’re 14 years into the new millennium.  The economic empowerment of women, something The Economist called “arguably the biggest social change of our times” (2010), is a major factor in a fast-changing landscape. And yet the representation of women in … Continue reading

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