MAKING CONNECTIONS EASIER
GREAT LEAPS HAVE HAPPENED IN 2017
As the year comes to a close, one often looks back with a tendency to focus on what we didn't do or make an overall global ‘doom and gloom’ recount. But wait! Isn't there always more good news than bad?
Following on from the last newsletter, let’s finish this year on a more inspirational note.
Let’s look at what has been done, the progress that many have made (in spite of the seemingly strong pushback progress is experiencing) and remember, great things can happen.
Role models can have an incredible impact but they must be visible. Here are some bits of news to fuel aspiration to keep moving forward and up in 2018 (short reads):
* When being brave can really impact your life, this is an incredible story of a woman's determination and an example of the importance of role models for inspiration.
* Have you ever thought about the impact freedom of movement within a city has on people's ability to participate in society? You'll understand more reading about this woman's endeavour.
* Did you know Arizona is the US state with the highest number of women farmers? You probably didn't and that's no surprise, but we're going to change that by sharing this story and hopefully shedding a little light on a bigger topic (and the photos are incredible).
Read: It's not often we hear about a real positive impact a co-working space can achieve, especially one that focuses on increasing diversity. American Underground now has 48% businesses based there led by women and minorities, and they are also addressing head on the investment gap issue.
Watch: Perceptions and rumours can create deceiving impressions. For example, Anna Wintour is actually quite funny.
Listen: Desert Island Discs is probably one of the best radio interview shows you'll come across. What's refreshing is that those being interviewed aren't always the A-lists we're so accustomed to hearing about. Instead, Kirsty Young puts the spotlight on people who impact our lives in ways we may never have known.
Published December 2017.