#Praying4Mum | A Mother’s Connection

I haven’t shared much about my mum on the Let’s do Lunch blog despite my mum being a significant part of my drive, particularly of late, to be successful and make her proud of me. I often share my small triumphs with her, and in turn I’m rewarded with a smile… A reaction I’m always thankful for even if it’s with her eyes, or mustering just a half.

Mum and Kai

Throwback: Like mother, like daughter – we’re more alike than I realise

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Let’s do Lunch Travel | Finding Juliet: To Explore or Not to Explore? A Stop Over in Verona Italy

When I booked my trip to Palermo, the bustling capital of the Italian island Sicily, I opted for the cheapest deal which just happened to included 7-hour stop over in Verona. Would this be a value for money trip visiting two parts of a country on one flight ticket, or would I be cutting it too fine with less than a day to explore Verona; the setting of one of the world’s most famous love stories?…

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Let’s Do Lunch Network | Invest In Diversity, or Continue to Perpetuate a cycle of Inequality

There’s a lot of talk around diversity happening

Yet the talk doesn’t seem to be transending into action, especially when it comes to race equality agendas such as representation of intersectional black women in senior positions of various industries. I run a platform Diversity Matters which unapologetically leads with race when tackling diversity for 2 simple reasons; race is usually the most uncomfortable of the diversity categories to speak about – often left unaddressed in the workplace in hope that avoiding it means avoid facing any issues around it (actually does the reverse in damaging degrees), and secondly, race is the only diversity category which represents those most marginalised right across the diversity categories (when was the last time views of black trans women were discussed in the workplace, black people with disabilities represented in media? And for the record, a white man isn’t the only representation LGBTQ).

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