Firstly a huge thank you for everyone who has taken the time to read my blog and special thanks to those who have commented, I really appreciate it.
Yesterday’s blog seemed to strike a chord with many, eliciting the most responses so far, so more on the subject of women in business today.
I was thrilled and delighted when my question posed yesterday about women in business was answered by Karren Brady on the Piers Morgan interview last night! She talked candidly about her life as a business woman. Sadly, I know that there will have been those watching who want to criticize her because she went back to work straight after having her children and that she spends lots of time away from her family. In my view, that is her choice, and the the choice of her family. We all have our own decisions to make about how we work. Certainly in our Western Word, we have more choice than ever before. I am sure it is not easy and she commented last night that it is hard at times to be away from them and to balance board meetings with nativity plays. All working women have that and actually, so do men.
It does gall me when people sit in judgement, the phrase ‘waking a mile in someone else’s shoes’ springs to mind. It’s very easy for people to sit in judgement from the comfort of their own armchairs, but have they ever tried the lifestyle that Karren has? Like everyone, I am sure there would be amazing parts and tough parts, it’s all part of life’s rich tapestry.
I thought that she came across pretty authentically, although I’m sure that even the most open people would appear slightly guarded in front of Piers Mogan! I think that she was incredibly brave to speak openly about her miscarriage and her aneurysm. Both of which have shaped her life irrevocably and have helped her to slow down a little – only a little though!
She alluded to the fact that she may enter the world of politics at some point – now that, I will be delighted to see – finally someone with business acumen and real life experience – that would be novel! I shall look forward to that day.
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday,