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  • I've had lots of jobs.

    I've worked for banks, I've worked in bars. I've sold watermelons at the side of the road and I've worn power suits and worked at the heart of government.

    I've been lucky enough to take two career breaks - attempts at career suicide some might say. One to change direction with a new degree and the other to slow the pace and spend sometime with my gorgeous baby girl.

    So what do I do now? well the same as I have done for the last 10 years. I work with businesses to help improve performance by supporting people achieve their potential. I just do it now for less hours in the week than i used to.

    The thing I'm big on apparently is board room diversity. I'm the go to gal when it comes to that. Or so I thought. I read an article a fortnight after Lotte was born. It said, based on the current rate of change, girls born in 2010, as she was, will not see equality in the boardroom until 2080. She will be retired by then. It would seem as though I'm not as good at my job as I thought.

    So I'm wondering, should I throw my hands up, admit defeat and prepare Lotte for a mans world, or do I keep chipping away at the glass ceiling, passing the tools on to as many as I can until we bring it down together.

    For Lotte's sake I know I've got to keep doing something.

    Making her world right has got to be my biggest job yet.
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