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November 19 marks International Men’s Day, coinciding with what is better known as ‘Movember’, an initiative created to help raise awareness about men’s health issues. International Men’s Day also draws attention to the challenges related to workplace diversity and inclusion faced by men. The 2021...

While the norms around masculinity have shaped men’s expectations around care, these same norms are not static and are subject to change. There is the personal choice to care for the family and be an active father, but also wider changes in society around the...

Pregnancy, maternity leave, and childcare are often watershed events in women’s lives, and juggling a career and motherhood is undeniable difficult, as the two identities each have their own, often conflicting, demands. Therefore some women opt to become stay-at-home mothers, however, the greatest obstacle faced...

My lockdown experience has been filled with mixed emotions. Ups and downs. Wins and losses. The organisation I currently work for ensured a very smooth transition into the work from home (WFH) experience. The week of the announcement we were given the opportunity to take...

Working from home has given me the freedom to express myself in finding a 'new' me. I have enjoyed exploring fresh and enlightening ways to live a more balanced and healthier life. This has also contributed to me being more confident and has reinforced my...

My birthday also took place during the heart of the lockdown. For the first time in my life, I would be alone on the day, however special people in my life made sure I still felt the love from various corners of the globe, literally!...

The best part of all is that I have been able to create balance in my life – making time for everything that is important to me, not just work. In fact, what I least expected happened, the less time I spent working and having...

COVID may have come in to destroy lives, kill hope and leave a trail of destruction. But not in my business. Not in my family and certainly not in my life. It has only brought laughter, joy, quality time, memories and moments to cherish. The...

It’s quite surreal looking back to the moment in time when I found myself sitting on my couch watching the President’s address and learning of the upcoming 21-day hard lockdown. It was a strange moment and one that filled me with more intrigue than despair. I...