Wow. Is it already Friday? We hope you’re all enjoying our new look madison
magazine. This month the mag has grown in size and features more career and fashion sections. And , of course, has the stunning Cindy Crawford on the cover who is not only an amazing beauty but a role model to women the world over. Do you when she was younger she wanted to be the first US female president? Well I guess there is still time.
So here’s the inspiring things we’ve discovered this week… Women can play kick-ass characters:
gone are the days of playing the damsel in distress, this week we looked at the incredibly strong roles women have played in film
. Think of Dame Judi Dench’s character M who’s at the helm of the M16 and James Bond’s spymaster boss, and the computer hacking, girl with the dragon, Lisbeth Salander. Girl power. Every day really does count:
think it’s too late to get fit for summer? Think again! We look at what you can do to get results in just a week
. So take up the beach-body challenge with us and incorporate exercise at your desktop or at home with these clever and easy tips! The importance of a holiday:
do you know we come in at third place (behind Japan and Italy) as the country with the most days of unused leave
? What happened to that laidback Aussie attitude? With this in mind, perhaps it's time you booked yourself a vacation. Even if it’s just the weekend away. Holidays actually recharge you and make you a much more productive employee – so sipping those cocktails poolside is only improving your career success. Everything is fun in blue pants:
cobalt blue pants were one thing that keep propping up in the madison
fashion cupboard making our market editor Megha Kapoor click that she had a very hot trend on hand. So she grabbed some willing madison
staffers to model the three different styles all involving said pants. The result?
Three very different, very chic looks. The lesson learnt? Be bold, mix it up and try something daring whether it be a blue pant or a new hobby. We can do so much:
In her blog this week Fiona MacDonald reflects on the uprising of the Arab Spring through the eyes of women.
As often happens in this region of the world, the females were an unheard force during the revolution, ignored by much of the media coverage. Fiona points out that in reality, the past two years has been their time to speak out – after decades of oppression in a society ruled by men, the often violent uprisings gave them a voice. They were there standing next to the men in Egypt's Tahrir Square and they cried out for the end of Gadaffi's regime in Libya. This is a great message that through adversity women can truly rise to the occasion and can play just as big a role in changing society as men.