A few years ago I joined an organisation focused on getting a better gender balance in NZ’s leadership. There, I discovered that the gender pay gap was not the same as unequal pay for the same work. The first is common, and annoyingly legal. The latter, though still sometimes happening, is illegal (in NZ and the UK, at least). It comes down to this: there … Continue reading Infographic : Equal Pay vs. Gender Pay Gap
Growing up, fun was never the stated goal in my family home. To be successful at life was to be diligent, disciplined, and frugal; it’s the protestant work ethic that has stayed with me, even as a confirmed agnostic. Doing anything my brain perceives as “frivolous” can be an inherently guilt-ridden experience for me. It’s why I could still only ever take out a loan … Continue reading Why I’m not built for baby showers
When Joe Biden told the USA in his inauguration speech that “unity is the path forward” I saw a Tweet from a woman who said “I don’t want to unite with fascists”. I understood her sentiment. Continue reading Book review: Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
Connecting with other people, especially visually, is kind of our thing, as humans. We love seeing ourselves, our friends and other people, which is why billions of humans do selfies, Instagram and TikTok. And that’s why photography is so important in marketing and communications. Because business isn’t about spreadsheets and laptops. It’s about people. When we see people that we can relate to, we feel … Continue reading How to choose good stock photography (and why it matters)
This new form of fast fashion could just help us have our cake and eat it… Continue reading Why the new fast fashion might be more eco-friendly
There’s a common misconception that ‘(un)equal pay’ and ‘the gender pay gap’ are the same thing, but they are actually quite different. Equal Pay Men and women paid the same amount for doing the same work. Good to know: A legal requirement in New Zealand since 1972. Pay Equity Men and women paid the same for doing work of equal value. Good to know: In … Continue reading Gender Pay Gap vs. Equal Pay: What’s the Difference?