The ABBA reunion and what it taught me about openness around money Sep 08, 2021

Last week I was at the BIG ABBA ANNOUNCEMENT in East London.

There was a lot of secrecy around it. The big NEWS turned out to be the reunion of the band.

The first ABBA album in 40 years!

When I got home my husband asked me how the press event had been. What had Björn and...

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Don’t be like Elsa in Frozen II when it comes to climate change Sep 01, 2021

This summer has changed how many of us think about climate change.

And as I...

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How much “glamour labour” did you do this week? Aug 25, 2021

A few years back I flew to New York to interview Michelle Obama. It was of course a huge honour. But at the time my primary focus was to not throw up. I was pregnant and suffering from something I REFUSE  to call morning sickness because it went on ALL DAY.

This is probably why my...

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Why men don't read books by women Aug 18, 2021

-       Did you ever think of omitting the word “mother” from the title of your book? 

I was asked this question recently during a podcast interview (My latest book is called Mother of Invention).

At first I didn’t even understand the...

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Alexa does have a body - and it’s not Michael B Jordan’s Aug 11, 2021

My friend Denise recently sent me the Amazon superbowl ad starring Michael B Jordan. Apparently it had been seen by 110 million people at the time.

But yes, I had missed it…

The ad is called “Alexa’s body”. Basically, it is about a woman imagining her Alexa lives...

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Sex and the City as female financial fantasy Aug 04, 2021

As many women of my generation, I used to watch Sex and the City and only later realised how FULL OF SHIT it was.

(But yes it was often well made).

Now the show is up for a reboot. And this made me think about how so many things marketed at women as “romance”...

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The girlboss can't fix business for us Jul 29, 2021

You have probably not missed the DOWNFALL of the girlboss.

Last year several high profile female founders stepped down after accusations of their companies being toxic workplaces - particularly for the people of colour they employed.

Last week Leigh Stein published an essay arguing...

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Why public transport should be as sexy as the latest Tesla Jul 21, 2021

People tell me that the chapter on electric cars in my new book Mother of Invention is FRUSTRATING.

I guess I can understand why.

It’s all about how electric cars were considered “feminine” when they first emerged 130 years ago and how this contributed to them...

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Why being a mother is so profitable on Instagram Jul 14, 2021

Last week I learnt from an Elizabeth Day column that a top modelling agency is apparently encouraging its ‘older girls’ (that’s models in their late 20s…) to get pregnant.

Why?

Seemingly, that’s where the money is!

‘[The] baby influencer Insta market...

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Why Gareth Southgate could not be a woman Jul 07, 2021

I apologise to international readers in advance.

But this week’s newsletter will be about the men’s football/soccer.

I’m sorry.

And HERE WE GO!

At the moment all of England seems to be IN LOVE with one man. It’s of course the manager of the England national team: ...

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Male billionaires in rockets won't solve the climate emergency Jun 30, 2021

Apparently people believe that going to space will CHANGE Jeff Bezos.

As you know the Amazon founder is flying to space this month.

“If you see the earth from space, it changes you” Bezos has said.

He is referring to what’s called the “overview effect”...

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How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men Jun 23, 2021

Today was the day.

My book Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men is now out in the UK. Hurray!

And if you want to find out why it took 5000 years for us to put wheels on suitcases (HINT: it has to do with gender) you can read my piece in The...

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