My choices in work and life have always been people orientated and value-led. After an initial career in law I’ve gradually swam further upstream. I chose a career in public law to further social justice and improve lives, ensuring the most vulnerable in our communities had access to the support and services they need and … Continue reading GM Moving – My journey to here – Feb 2020
Our GM must shed it’s grey overcoat – May 2017
Collectively we must throw off Greater Manchester’s grey overcoat so we can pay attention to and nurture the thriving eco-system within. In a recent ‘check-in’ with colleagues Nicola shared her feeling of wanting to shed her ‘grey overcoat’ it left me thinking … You can’t spend long in Greater Manchester without becoming aware of the … Continue reading Our GM must shed it’s grey overcoat – May 2017
My #4things4GM – July 2017
Earlier this year I had the chance to meet up with Jon Alexander. Jon is a driving force behind New Citizenship Project and #citizenshift. In our conversation we discussed the potential for our new Metro Mayors in the UK to help lead and facilitate a different way of doing things, better acknowledging the role of citizens as agents of change and … Continue reading My #4things4GM – July 2017
Walking the toxic grid – Oct 2015
One from the archives, first published on HelenSandersonAssociates website 16 October 2015. I've used the toxic grid as a tool a number of times since and have found the key principles and neutralising tips helpful on many occasion both individually when reflecting on my own behaviour and growth and when working with other people or teams. I … Continue reading Walking the toxic grid – Oct 2015
BeBoldForChange – March 2017
I’m delighted to announce that I have put myself forward as a Labour candidate in the Manchester Gorton by-election to champion a more open, inclusive and participatory politics which puts local people centre stage. The theme of International Womens Day this year is #BeBoldForChange. As a coach, facilitator, community organiser and a mum, I’m constantly … Continue reading BeBoldForChange – March 2017
Data matters #GM4Women2028 – Feb 2019
(written with Nicola Waterworth February 15, 2019) The launch of the Pankhurst-Fawcett Scorecard, in the birthplace of the suffragettes, provides us all with a means to play our part in achieving women’s equality, and transforming the fortunes of Greater Manchester, the region’s employers in all sectors have a key role to play. In launching the #GM4Women2028 … Continue reading Data matters #GM4Women2028 – Feb 2019
I wrote this in November 2017 for the Women's Words Mcr project, hosted by the Pankhurst Centre. More info about the project can be found here. We all have many stories, this is one of mine, thank you for sharing it with me... I was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester on 6 February 1979 … Continue reading My Write
How do you like your tea? – Jan 2020
I was reminded at our Health Scrutiny Committee meeting this week of the following blog post I wrote back in 2015 titled 'Put love in your tea and other TNTs'.
Authentic relationships – July 2017
According to a recent personality survey I completed, this is my imperative or ‘purpose’ and is to be achieved ‘by facilitating authentic human connection’.
Gender Equality by Design – Jan 2017
As 2016 draws to end we decided to share our thoughts on a book we’ve each read this year. I’ve chosen, 'What Works: Gender Equality by Design' by Iris Bohnet.