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Alison Maitland, Journalist: Refocusing on values

Refocusing on valuesIt was billed as the Cambridge Chapter launch of ’85 Broads’, a global network of trailblazing, visionary women who aspire to use their talent and leadership savvy to affect change for all women globally. The speakers at the day-long conference offered advice on how to overcome adversity, how to make the recession an advantage, why it’s good not to fear failure and how to find the resources to keep digging deep. It clearly ‘inspired’, ‘connected’ and ‘transformed’ the many women who attended it.

Journalist Alison Maitland believes the recession offers an opportunity to be strategic about what you want to do. It will also, she argues, encourage a purging of business models and will reframe a more sustainable model of capitalism.