Man Up? Time to talk about Mental Health

“Man up, sit downChin up, pipe downSocks up, don’t cryDrink up, just lieGrow some balls he said,Grow some balls..” Powerful lyrics by IDLES on the topic of toxic masculinity. They make me think about the impact that language like this has and it’s why I’m supporting Emma-Jane Taylor by compering her event on male mental…

What every woman wants for Christmas

Darling, don’t buy me a Dyson When you’re out Christmas shopping this year There’s something else I’ve got my eyes on But it seems that my hints are not clear Sweetie, do not buy me saucepans I don’t care how special they are And I would think twice, if you think it is nice To…

How to work from home when you’ve got a new puppy and a dog

What do you do when your dog gets a little bit easier to manage? You get a puppy – that’s what you do! And so it was that our family recently welcomed young Luna to join our 2 1/2 year-old Vinnie – completing our family (hopefully) for once and for all. Having written previously about…

The Value of Vulnerability

Vulnerability in the tech industry is dirty word. Firewalls must be robust, infrastructure must be secure, and if you’ve not got a handle on your data, you might as well write your own headline for The Register. In the past eight years I have written enough whitepapers and thought leadership pieces for vendors, developers and…

Why it’s Time to Celebrate the Real Influencers

In visiting a client’s LinkedIn profile today as a means to help accurately capture her voice, I’m told that she hasn’t yet written any articles. But it’s ok because LinkedIn has suggested that in the absence of her writing, I might like to read what some ‘Influencers’ have to say. I wonder which influencers I…