Archive for July, 2010

Michelle launches iVillage blog

Michelle has been commissioned to provide a work & money blog for top female portal, iVillage.  Each week she will be answering a readers question about anything to do with work and money.

Check it it out here.


Move over WAGs, there’s a new girl in town…

Now that the World Cup is over (congrats Spain) we finally get our men back. What was more interesting than the football was The Independent’s story about: “the majority of young women aged between 21 and 25 aspire to being a WAG rather than a powerbroking executive”.

While I can’t say I was surprised at the news, I was a little sad. I work in lots of schools these days and with lots of young people.  When I ask what they want to do after leaving school, the number of girls who say they want to marry a footballer or go on Big Brother never fails to blow me away.

One of the things I have always been driven by is being able to financially provide for myself . The thought of having to rely on a man for cash would fill me with dread. When I work with young people and / or women, my message is always the same.  We can have, do and be anything we want, just as long as we believe in ourselves and work hard.

There was a wonderful article on MSN today which coined the phrase ‘WISP’. It defines it asWomen who are Inspiring, Successful and Powerful. It sums up everything that I believe in and I was deeply touched to find myself listed as one of the examples of a WISP.

So ladies, given the choice of a being a WAG or a WISP? Which would you choose? For me, it would be the WISP each and every time…

Check out the article here.