Some days, I wish I were a man

Stories written in response to the #SheNeeds series This is an anonymous story written by a friend. I grew up in a Christian family and committed to follow Jesus at the early age of 8. My enthusiasm, boldness and leadership skills were commented upon by those around me. I had felt a strong calling toContinue reading “Some days, I wish I were a man”

She doesn’t want to be treated like a child

Stories written in response to the #SheNeeds series This is an anonymous story written by a friend. “A while ago I read an article by Jen Wilkin about the Three Female Ghosts who haunt the church. Jen wrote about the three different ways that women are treated by people in the church; the usurper, theContinue reading “She doesn’t want to be treated like a child”

She needs you to fix the leaky pipe

“6,300 professors are women – from 23% to 28% of these are in senior posts. This is despite women representing 46% of all academic staff” BBC article I first came across some of these stats when my husband started working on the Athena Swan committee. A committee that looks at representation of women in STEM.Continue reading “She needs you to fix the leaky pipe”

She needs brothers for her to speak in your church

“When men are in the majority women speak 75% less”. One Princeton research team set out to measure how much less women talk. Male and female volunteers were put to work solving a budget challenge. The study found that in some cases women, when in the minority, spoke 75% less than men did. But itsContinue reading “She needs brothers for her to speak in your church”

She needs help failing in order to serve in your church

“The propensity to dwell on failure and mistakes, and an inability to shut out the outside world are, the biggest psychological impediments for female players” Mike Thibault, Mystics basketball coach, Confidence Code. Mike Thibault, legendary coach was in a unique position as he had trained both men and women at NBA level. Mike observed theContinue reading “She needs help failing in order to serve in your church”