Cleopatras started, in a sense, as a place for exploration, during a time when I really wanted to learn about success. To understand how to progress in my career, in my relationships and in my thinking. As I began to research, I was (perhaps naively :/) surprised to find that the most valuable and honest advice was nearly always hidden in men’s spaces. When I looked further at women’s magazines, I began to feel a bit cheated. Why was I being told, “What to wear to nail that interview!” (clothes), when my male counterparts were being coached on how to prepare? There’s a great clip of an interviewer asking Robert Downey Jr (~3mins) about the complexity of his Avenger’s character and then saying “and to Scarlett [Johannson] did you adopt a special diet for the role?”. A rather silly moment from an interviewer which perfectly summarises the way we often direct male and female attention.
There’s a lack of balance in the content that’s presented. A shortage of spaces where you can care both about serums and stocks. A space to encourage the self-development of powerful female leaders. I firmly believe in the power of female leadership and the potential of all women. I also believe that you can’t unlock equality in anything, until you have equality of information and education.
We research and write to enable women’s lives. Lives fuelled by romantic ideas and practical responses to the challenges faced in leadership, careers, and life. Come with us,
Alexandra (Lex On The Decks) x