Caoimhe Anglin, Everyday Stories.
The standout event of 2018 was the repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, legalising abortion in Ireland. The Daily Slog highlighted the stories of some of the key activists who fought to have the amendment removed, but one story that’s stood out was that of Caoimhe Anglin.
By publicly sharing her own story of travelling to the U.K. for an abortion, Caoimhe encouraged other women to open up about their own experiences through an illustration and audio project, Everyday Stories.
Carla Rose Mc Quillan, The Space
Group meditations and taking the time to individually motivate each team member every morning, Carla Rose Mc Quillan hit a note with readers through her innovative approach to people management. Here’s a master class in growing a small business through careful nurturing of your most important asset – your staff.
Aoife Martin, Mastercard, on her gender transition journey.
“I looked upon it as something that I had to do. Another step in the journey towards being me. Yes, it was nerve-wracking but it was also liberating to finally be able to be myself and to be out as a trans woman.”
Putting your ‘work face’ on when…
In a series of articles this year, we heard from women who continue to get up each day and ‘put their work face on’ while facing unimaginable hardships in their private lives.
Working Mum Guilt
“It happens the first time we sense our parenting choices are being judged. I’ve never felt so defensive as I did when I had my first child. I was woefully unprepared for the reality of being a parent and overly-sensitive to the slightest possibility that I was somehow doing it wrong and thus failing my child.”
From facial blushing to irate bosses to passive aggressive colleagues, we got the view of Ireland’s leading career and executive coaches on how to overcome the hurdles and learn to thrive in our careers.
Here’s some of the best from this years Career Clinic.
Susan Manning on banishing imposter syndrome –
Barbra Nugent on learning to speak up –
Caroline Foran on the fear of failure –
Ines Kretschmer on ‘actioning’ your way through a midlife career crisis –
Wishing you a relaxing break and a successful new year,
The Daily Slog