Monthly Archives: November 2014

Square Ladies’ Association & Inspiring Students 20 Years Down the Line

When I was about fifteen years old, our English teacher brought me and a group of other girls to a conference held by the Square Ladies’ association. In Swedish, a Square Lady (or ‘a lady with square’ if you translate … Continue reading

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France – Recruiting Beyond the Beautiful People

A few months ago, I mentioned the, as I saw it, lamentable lack of human diversity in French industry to some friends of mine who work for other big French industrial groups. These industrial groups sign conventions and charts about “mixité” [“mixité” meaning mostly gender … Continue reading

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The Lack of Valkyries at the Top

Last night, I jumped when I saw this week’s headlines in the Economist. “A Nordic mystery – In the world’s most female-friendly workplaces, executive suites are still male-dominated”. Finally someone writes what it seems nobody talks about, or knows outside … Continue reading

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Quelling Initiative

I just read in Le Monde about the increased use of electronic tracking systems for children. I’m sure these gadgets are hot among parents around the connected world, and not only in France. Arguments go the way of “the children … Continue reading

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The Old News – Gender Equality

“The day that I’ll be able to nag at you the same way you nag at me, will be when women and men are truly equal.” This is a joke my husband sometimes throws at me to make me stand … Continue reading

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