Will Rako's years of hard work finally pay off?
This time last year some of us were there. Unaware and unsuspecting, witness to the collapse of Lehman Brothers from within its mighty walls, and the aftermath that ensued.
We love the idea of Dress For Success. In a nutshell, they take your old (donated) suits and professionally attire disadvantaged women, helping them to thrive in work and life.
In my early years I came to the City as an aspiring banker and earned enough money to buy killer shoes and designer hand bags, and I was content. What better career was there? Back then I was utterly oblivious to a fact that now intrigues me every single day...
As I stood in the lift listening to two of the office gossips last week, I tried to keep the smirk off my face. One was revealing the latest office scandal the other was almost peeing herself with excitement. It’s a fact; if the lift had eyes and ears I think we’d all be in trouble.
Probably because I can count the females on my floor with one hand, my attention is focused on the males in the office. And until recently, I thought I took care of myself. Now I find that I am being put to shame every day by the men in the office.
A little over a year ago, I started a recruitment company in the City. To keep myself from going crazy, I started a blog to accompany it.
Until now I have wildly resisted. You can take the make-up and the skirts away but you’ve got to give a girl her shoes. And heels are my thing. But last week I read an article that said “powerful-women wear flat shoes”. Right, I thought, I might give this flat thing a go.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F Scott Fitzgerald
There are some days when I want to climb the corporate ladder to success quicker than Brady Dougan, and other days when a snake crosses my path and I become desperate to join my friends for Pimms o’clock. Shame - just when I was doing so well.
From blueberries to nuts and whole grains, antioxidant-rich miracle foods were, we were told a decade ago, the key to combating stress, disease and infection. But, inevitably perhaps, experts' opinions have now shifted to a more complex view
This is how to conquer your cravings in 11 easy steps – even if you really, really fancy a Mars bar
People who had caffeine after looking at images apparently better at distinguishing them from similar ones the next day