Do we disagree with the right people?

Headline:  Ivanka Trump cuts off Cosmo reporter after tough questioning


I always check the ‘moments’ section each time I go on Twitter.  It’s the quickest way I find to get snippets of news quickly.


The headline above attracted my attention as did the Twitter comments.  The crux of the story is Ivanka was questioned by a journalist on a statement her father Donald Trump made about parental leave only being open to women as they are the ones that have the children.  Her responses didn’t satisfy the journalist who kept probing. Eventually Ivanka left the interview.


Two things struck me about this.  Firstly the daughter defending her father situation, but more the second.  Was the journalist right to probe Ivanka on comments her father has made about potential future policies when she isn’t his media spokesperson, head of his policy makers etc.


Are children – even adult children – responsible for their parents actions/comments?


Do we always disagree with the right people or do we try to get the answers we want from the wrong people?

ENEI – Great News!

Heard last night that Growing Talent has been shortlisted for an ENEI (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion) award in their Community Impact category.  Winners will be announced at the Law Society on 14 July 2015!

It’s strange to think when I wrote the entry back in March, 20 people had gone through Growing Talent and secured permanent jobs.  By the time the announcements come round, it will be 41!

It is a great encouragement to the employers who have been involved including Harrow Green, Iron Mountain, Pertemps, Aramark, Baxter Storey, Mitie, Portico, MHFA, Red Personnel, Sheridan Maine, Network Compucare, Honeywell, UpTownOil, JobCentre Plus’s management team and of course PwC to continue, grow and develop Growing Talent over the coming months and years.

Any awards won endorse the programme and encourage others to get involved.  Coupled with the online advertising on Daily Mail, Telegraph and Guardian websites through the month of June and the Evening Standard feature – which I’m now told will be published on 11 June – the word is definitely spreading!

The story in pictures………………


Comfort, Sophia, Holly & Jason – pilot


Mikele, Jordan, Nirosana, Sholape, Anthony, Chris, Samick, James & Caroline – 2nd programme

Stairs 2 Latimer

Andy, Matt, Kavita, Mo, Madi, Ariane & David – 3rd programme

cropped group

Michael, Kit, Selwyn, Kaith, Daoud, Joshua, Sinead, Michell, Max, Jane, Courtney & Jess – 4th programme

Chris and the guys

Gavin, Chris (now a presenter!)Alenchenu, Jose, Bradley, Camilla, Shanika, Reese, Alex, Shennell, Jason & Reece – 5th programme