Health and Wellness

How women contribute $3 trillion to global healthcare

June 8, 2015 8.25pm AEST
How women contribute $3 trillion to global healthcare


Maria Goddard
Professor of Health Economics at University of York

Maria Goddard receives research funding from the Department of Health and NIHR. The Centre of which she is Director receives research funding from a variety of sources

Women make up 90% of the world’s nurses. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

The traditional focus on women’s health tends to emphasise only their healthcare needs. But women are important providers – as much […]

“Enough is Enough – what’s happening to our men?” Susanne Moore

This article previously published on

“The number of working women in the United States is about to surpass the number of working men. Three-quarters of the people who have lost jobs in the current recession are men” (Harvard Business Review September 2013),  yet women still earn on average 77 cents in the dollar to that of a man. On the surface these statistics seem like a great thing, and to a degree they are, but if women remain the bulk of […]

Missed Opportunity to Regain Flagship Status of the Access to Work Award in the UK

Joint response from Universal inclusion and Fluidity to the statement issued today in the Uk by the Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper.

Issued by Jacqueline Winstanley Bsc hons Chair Fluidity UK Forum For Hidden and Fluctuating Conditions, Entrepreneur Universal Inclusion

Issued Thursday 12th March 2015

Whilst any support which enhances the rights and working lives of disabled people is welcome.

This is a missed opportunity following the Select Committee Investigation, Report and subsequent recommendations to return to […]

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Key to Diversity in Start Ups

In considering the implications and likely support requirements of disabled people who choose to enter into entrepreneurship we first need to explore the concept itself .

In the past its fair to say that society perceived entrepreneurship as slightly outside mainstream business activities and associated it with risk compared with the once traditional “ job for life “ approach to career pathways.

The risk associated with entrepreneurship in terms of failure came at a high price, […]

The Work foundation launch a Policy Unit Paper : Fluctuating Conditions Fluctuating Support

Yesterday saw the launch of Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support , a Policy Unit Paper from the Work Foundation at their headquarters in London UK.

I would like to thank the Work Foundation for asking me to provide expert advice in shaping the paper and speak at the BUPA sponsored launch of their latest Policy Unit Report Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support.

It was also a great opportunity to put forward the experiences of our members FLUIDITY ( […]

“One Moment in Time ” Campaign launches in UK

I am delighted to be launching the “One Moment in Time Campaign” in the UK as part of my commitment as CEO of Universal Inclusion to increasing equality of access to life opportunities.

I decided to start the campaign with a focus on Workforce Retention and Inclusive Entrepreneurship both of which are essential to increasing Inclusive Economic Growth.

Our launch is timely, coinciding with the release of the Select Committee Investigation report […]

The Importance of Inclusive Play and Childcare in reducing Chronic Poverty for Disabled People

The recent findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Childcare for Disabled Children in the UK highlights the need for cross departmental action plans and funding programmes to ensure disabled children have access to affordable, accessible and appropriate childcare.

I was saddened and frustrated when I read this report, having observed what I thought was a backwards step in this area over the last 4 and a half years, the report only served to confirm my […]

Disability, Employment, Workforce Retention & the Quest for Inclusive Economic Growth

I would like to introduce to Conference the specific aspect of Inclusive Economic Growth and in particular the implications for “Disabled People”.

Latest estimates tell us that of the 7,239,346,465 people living on the planet at least 1 billion are disabled. (enable fact sheet)

Interesting statistics, but what does that actually mean in terms Gender Economics and the Global Call to Action conference will deliver?

Looking at this in a Global perspective is complex, as measures for […]

Top 5 signs that you are a Game Changer !

We are often asked what is a Game Changer, this article on provides an interesting exercise in self evaluation.

Let us know how you get on?

I was sitting in my office listening to a presentation from one of our outside consultants about the fast pace of current technology. “Our world has gone from where big ate small, to where quick eat slow,” said the speaker quoting Rupert Murdoch. It reminded me how much companies […]