A former royal chef at Kensington Palace has told how Princes William and Harry were 'warm and caring' to others, even as children. Carolyn Robb, now 53, joined the royal household when William and Harry were seven and four, and went on to observe at close hand Charles and Diana’s divorce. The chef, who cooked for the pair for eleven years, and in the royal household for a total of thirteen years, claimed the family were 'very normal', despite famous visitors such as Stephen Fry, Elton John and the Dalai Lama. While being interviewed for Yahoo UK's video series 'The Royal Story', she told that the royal children 'loved' coming to visit her in the kitchen, and she would often hide Harry in a cupboard - though he would soon be rumbled after giggling too loudly. 'Very little has changed, they were always so interested in what you were doing, which I think is unusual for a child… They're so warm and caring,' she said. Yahoo Privacy … [Read more...] about Former royal chef reveals Princess Diana and Prince Charles made life ‘very normal’ for William and Harry -despite Elton John and the Dalai Lama dropping in for lunch
Story highlights Simona di Silvestro is the only female to race a full season in Formula E But she lost her seat at the end of Season Two Ex-Formula 1 driver Susie Wolff is now its first team principal This season Formula E held its highest female participation event at a Saudi Arabia test (CNN)Should the "E" in Formula E also stand for equality? We may be in the 21st century but women are still a minority in motorsport, even in the futuristic world of electric racing. There have been three female racers in Formula E's five-year history -- but only Simona de Silvestro competed against her male rivals for a single full season. Katherine Legge and Michaela Cerruti drove just six races between them in the sport's inaugural campaign. This season, ex-Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff has become Formula E's first female team boss, taking the helm at Venturi -- and the calm and collected Scot is surprised she's still making headlines as a high-profile female in racing's … [Read more...] about Can Formula E drive forward a female future?
By Rachel Metz, CNN Business Updated 1601 GMT (0001 HKT) November 21, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. San Francisco (CNN)Artificial intelligence doesn't know what to make of Os Keyes. The 29-year-old graduate student is dark-haired, tattooed and openly transgender, using the pronouns "they" or "them." Facial analysis software, however, typically assigns each face it analyzes one of two labels: male or female. The software literally can't categorize Keyes correctly. Yet for Keyes, who studies gender, technology and power at the University of Washington, this technology is not simply software that doesn't get it right. According to them, it's also representative of how companies are not thinking through how power is distributed and norms are reinforced by such software. And Keyes — like a number of other experts in AI and in gender issues who spoke with CNN Business — is concerned about how these AI … [Read more...] about AI software defines people as male or female. That’s a problem
Come January 2019, California will become the first US state to mandate that women be included on the boards of publicly traded corporations based there. Governor Jerry Brown signed a relevant bill after the state legislature had passed it in August. "I'm signing Senate Bill 826 which requires a publicly held corporation, whose principle offices are located in California, to have a representative number of women on its board of directors," Brown said. The law calls for corporations to have at least one woman on the board by 2019, with the minimum requisite to increase to two by the end of 2021. Time for a change? Brown acknowledged that while there had been "numerous objections and serious legal concerns" about the law, "recent events in Washington DC made it crystal clear that many were not getting the message." He appeared to refer to last week's Senate hearings involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who had accused him of sexual misconduct. … [Read more...] about California to become first US state with female boardroom quota
Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. She has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2002. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN)I was a very lucky girl. I grew up in Benin, West Africa, in the middle of a big family, filled with love. We were 10 children: seven boys and three girls. Even though we were not rich -- my dad worked at the post office -- our life was full of joy. As a child, I always felt a deep sense of security: The neighbors were friendly, and they would look out for us when we were out roaming the streets of Cotonou, our economic capital. Around that time, I started singing on stage in my mother's theater troupe. I was 6, and everyone thought it was cute. Then, everything changed when puberty kicked in. I suddenly felt that my fame as a singer was now a curse. Other kids in the streets would call me a prostitute and spat at me. One day, after such an episode, I came back home, running and crying. When my grandmother asked … [Read more...] about Female solidarity will change the face of Africa