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New research on heavy make-up embeds bias

New research on heavy make-up embeds bias

  Heavy make-up has a negative impact on the perception of women’s leadership skills You’re kidding, right? Yet another conversation around women and appearance. Now it’s heavy make-up. It seems we are still talking about, and spending more money...
The body acceptance message has a downside

The body acceptance message has a downside

Has the body acceptance pendulum swung too far? It’s important we support body acceptance   – but we have to make sure we look at health issues too.    Women are bombarded daily with messages to look “better”: more glamorous, sexier,...
Make-up or not? Authenticity or compliance?

Make-up or not? Authenticity or compliance?

Make-up and authenticity Professional women are always urged to wear make-up to enhance their executive presence. Wearing make-up supposedly conveys a message that we are more trustworthy, competent and likable  according to research.  But we women all know that a...
Sexual provocation and the office dress code

Sexual provocation and the office dress code

 Sexual provocation: should women be held responsible for distracting their male colleagues? Do we ever hold men responsible for sexual provocation in the way they dress? Rarely or even never. When I was asked to write an opinion piece on office dress codes and sexual...
High heels should carry a health warning

High heels should carry a health warning

My wake up call for high heels There has always been a lot of debate about high heels. Seen by some as the ultimate power statement and by others as hobbling as foot binding and the cause of chronic health issues.  Read Elevator pitch or elevated heels. I am...

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