How to Thrive in a Man’s World by Eve Pollard

At the Sound Women Festival at the BBC Radio Theatre in central London,
the first lady of Fleet Street gave her top tips for success in your dream job:

    For a woman with a job & children, a good haircut is essential

    For a woman with a job & children, a good haircut is essential

  1. Ironing – don’t get good at it.  Sit on your children’s clothes to flatten them.
  2. Marry the right partner – I have, twice.  Someone who will support you.
  3. Live near work.  Children need you, more than they need leafy suburbs.  Apply for a council flat.
  4. Every woman needs her running away money.
  5. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t fuss over the bed linen.  People want to be together and feel well.  Have a friendly, open house and sit together.  It’s ok to get a ready meal.
  6. Don’t be judgemental about other women.  Your neighbour, who’s never worked a day in her life, might be the person who talks to your father when he visits.
  7. Worry about salary.  It buys you time so you can outsource.
  8. Be straight forward; be charming; be well read; be yourself.
  9. Have a very good haircut.  When you have children you’ll have no time to blow dry it.
  10. Women have to work harder.
  11. You have to network and go to the pub and when you do, do it with gusto.
  12. Never use the ‘s’ word.  Men never say sorry.
  13. Whilst men are spending all that time thinking about sex, you can be thinking about being clever.
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One Response to How to Thrive in a Man’s World by Eve Pollard

  1. Very wise words especially the never using ‘sorry’.

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