Four For Friday (25)

This week marked one year of India's famous, frugal, successful Mars Orbiter Mission. Aptly enough women in design, science, business, politics, art all caught my eye this week. Allowing for the usual hyperbole and USA-centricity of TechCrunch's reportage, here are 30 women, who have revolutionised male-dominated industries. Unbeknownst to the world, Ursula Burns joined Xerox … Continue reading Four For Friday (25)

Men in women’s fashion — the gender imbalance we don’t talk about

A few weeks ago, rumours abounded about Tom Ford possibly returning to Gucci, after Frida Giannini's departure. While there is no doubting Mr Ford's all-round creative nous, from couture to perfume and makeup, and film making, it would have been disappointing if he did return to the role. In the event, Ms Giannini was replaced … Continue reading Men in women’s fashion — the gender imbalance we don’t talk about

Four for Friday (15)

This week's eclectic, interesting reads: The hall of shame? A list of VCs with no female investing partners. One step closer to Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind? The forgetting pill. The case for the e-book as a more intimate literary experience. Mark Zuckerberg as an autocratic dictator? You don't say.

The link between weight and cancer

Few are fortunate enough not to experience the middle-age spread which many dread, and rightly so. Recent research adds to the growing body of evidence linking a range of cancers with overweight and obesity, this time in a cohort study of UK women. You can read the entire post here on my Obesity blog.

Maybe baby?

At this time, I know two women and know of another woman, who are all undergoing the prolonged physical and mental agony of a battery of treatments to have a child. It has led to many interesting conversations with the former two about identity, the role of children and the reasons behind why they are … Continue reading Maybe baby?