Author Archives: Fiona Davidson

#MeToo in the #globaldev and #aid sector

Let’s show the extent of sexual assault and harassment among people “doing good” around the world. By Jennifer Lentfer of  *** “‘Me too’ is about using the power of empathy to stomp out shame.” ~Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement* … Continue reading


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Women, leadership + finding emotional balance

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EVENT ALERT: round table for women aid workers

Are you an expat woman working in the international aid industry or have you been working in the aid sector in the past? Would you like to share your experience with other professionals like you? ExpatWomen at Work is pleased … Continue reading

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Women building resilience in our own community – the community of expat aid workers.

This article is contributed by Amanda Scothern. Amanda Scothern works in organizational and community development and teachers yoga to aid workers and others.  She consults for The Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience Training program, offering resilience training for aid workers in … Continue reading

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International Personal Finance

Yes. It is official. I have got to the age where I talk with friends about mortgages and finance over coffee. Now, apparently, I even blog about it. The issues in this area are complex for everyone. But I wonder … Continue reading

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Women In Aid mentioned on PHAP

Check out this article on Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) about Grace Bahng says “a blog at has been posting about the dilemmas women often face in the aid world.The blog was created several months ago, … Continue reading

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The many miles of an aid work career

Below is a fantastic guest blog from Geneva Pritchard discussing the challenges of moving with your international aid career. Geneva Pritchard is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the International aid community.  Her aid career began in 2002 when she … Continue reading

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The debate IS growing

When we thought about starting this blog, it was inspired by the BIG discussions happening around women, careers and leadership that have been happening around Silicon Valley during the last few years. Many of the debates and issues are similar, … Continue reading

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5 Top Tips for Finding Success at Interview

Many of us spend hours working on cover letters, application forms and model answers for interviews that will make us appear as the best candidate for a given job. I have spent hours trawling the internet for model answers for … Continue reading

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Own your achievements

The issue? I have consistently found myself down playing the success that I have created for myself (wow, that was hard to write). I refuse to own it (“I’ve been lucky”; “manager X gave me some good breaks” etc etc). … Continue reading

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