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Are women their own worst enemies? sphinxx SheEO asked to participate in BBC World Service radio forum on this topic

World Have Your Say programme at the BBC World Service radio in London is hosting a broadcast forum on this very topic this Thursday, the 16th September.  Broadcasting from a BBC Trust event in London, the discussion will involve a group in London, as well as experts dialing in from New York, Iceland, the Middle East and Australia (that’s me!)  I’ve been asked to respond to the issue of whether women are their own worst enemies: ‘Is it women who block equality of women? Do women really think they are equal to men?’

I have my thoughts on these questions – which I’ll share here after the program has aired (it’s on Thursday 16th September at 1700GMT – so any of you working the night shift are welcome to tune in – click here to access a live stream of BBC World Service)

As some of you know, I’m a huge radio fan so this is one event I’m really looking forward to (yes, I know it’s old fashioned but I grew up with a wireless on in the background and I still love it today!)

Post your comments on women ARE their own worst enemies here on The SheEO blog… and I’ll update you with my thoughts after the discussion group on Thursday night Aussie time.


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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

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