About a year ago I had a thought. While I was fulfilling my emotional needs via my personal blog, Girl, Disrupted, which tends to explore my inner thoughts, outer failures and minor moments of brilliance 😉. But from a more practical point of view I needed to see what I could offer – what ‘products’ I... Continue Reading →
The three phrases I hear too often. Part 1 ‘I prefer working with men’
Last was a big week for women in FinTech. Hotwire ran its first 'F in FinTech' event celebrating women in this industry and Innovate Finance released its annual Women in FinTech Power List. During last week I heard three phrases that I hear all the time - from men and women - and I wanted... Continue Reading →
Liz, where ya been?
I am truly sorry for my the lack of communication on my personal blogs these past few weeks. I could blame it on a lot of factors. Working on a few projects, family stuff, but really...honestly...I got a bit depressed. And for no good reason. After Rainmaking/Startupbootcamp ended earlier this year I made a decision... Continue Reading →
What should I be when I grow up?
Will I end up going back 'inside' - belonging to an organisation I did not create and did not build - with all the safety, regular paychecks, business cards and standardized email addresses? Or will I branch out on my own - create a vision - and invite others to share my vision and let theirs shine alongside.
When disruption arrives in the body of a four year old girl
Disruption isn't something you welcome, nor is it one you should avoid. Disruption is inevitable and a part of life. The lucky among us experience disruption in milder forms than sickness or a via the broken body of an eight year old boy. But there is no formula for dealing with disruption - there is only a myriad of ways to manage it.
‘Open here’ – Why?
When I was at school, my teacher sent home a note. ‘Elizabeth has trouble following directions.' You see I had opened my milk carton from the ‘wrong end’. <==Meaning the end that didn’t have the little blue ‘Open Here’ stamped on it. The first time I did it – it was an accident. The second... Continue Reading →