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10 leadership lessons from women in comedy

To end a heavy year on a light note, I have gathered a few leadership lessons from some of my favourite women in comedy. Tech and Comedy have that in common that the gender balance is pretty bad and that it sure helps to have a sense of humour if you want to make it.…

Where are the Black inventors of the Industrial Revolution?

November marks the end of Black History Month in the UK. This year, inspired by an ongoing campaign to teach Black British History in schools, my company’s D&I committee investigated different periods of the curriculum to find the missing contributions of Black people. The piece I worked on and am sharing below has been adapted…

The warmth/competence matrix for women, from the West Wing to the workplace

The warmth / competence matrix is a useful tool to optimise a leader’s influence in the workplace, especially during a crisis. Warmth is generally defined as the extent to which a person is friendly, trusted and kind, while competence is an individual’s intelligence, efficiency, and overall power. For a study by Jack Zenger and Joseph…

The man who predicted the death of TV in 1995

Yesterday, NFL Media announced a carriage agreement with Youtube TV. This is a massive shift because live sports content is seen as one of the remaining pillars of linear TV. NFL execs have explained the move very simply: they want the broadest distribution possible, and are therefore following their audience where it goes. For a…

Hello, World!

I was inspired by women in my network to start this website and try and write more, so here we are. It will also be a nice opportunity to play with code a little bit and a generally fun side-project. Welcome to my little home on the Internet!