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Women and Work: Things are getting better

Women and Work: Things are getting better

So I woke up this morning to a lovely, sunny International Women’s Day and felt full of optimism.  It feels like over the past 12 months things have moved to another level: more diverse voices are speaking out and to a greater extent they are being heard.  We all know...

Balance of Power – IWD 2019

Balance of Power – IWD 2019

This year's theme for IWD19 is “Balance for Better” the background behind the theme is that the world now expects balance, notices it’s absence and celebrates its presence and that balance drives a better working world. It’s right that we should celebrate changes that...

Make Your Mentoring Rock

Make Your Mentoring Rock

Plenty of research supports the benefits of mentoring, increases in productivity, retention, progression of individuals and creating a positive workplace culture.   There’s a definite need for mentors, our own Millennial research showed that 86% of those that...

Personal Leadership Planning for Women Workshop

Personal Leadership Planning for Women Workshop

This one-day introduction to discovering your leadership capability is aimed at anyone with high potential, who has progressed quickly to date in their career and has line manager and/or budget responsibility. Each module covered on this introduction will run as a...

#BeMoreGareth

#BeMoreGareth

We end a week where the country has been gripped with World Cup fever - maybe the heat created a form of delirium. But as well as the unexpected and long-awaited success for England in tournament football, there's something equally special that we think should be...

Boardroom Bores

Boardroom Bores

The excuses given by FTSE 350 companies for the lack of women on their boards are, as reported by the Guardian ‘pitiful and patronising’. We’ve been thinking about this and one thing that came to mind was a total lack of leadership from people running these boards....

Advocacy :  a gem in the gender equality toolkit?

Advocacy : a gem in the gender equality toolkit?

There’s a feeling of excitement this week at birdsoup - today is International Women’s Day when we are all being asked to #PressforProgress, organisations are publishing their gender pay gap numbers in the UK and elsewhere women are calling time on the old order of...

Share some love at work on Valentine’s Day

Share some love at work on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is here, and predictions are in the UK, the great British public will spend c £1bn proclaiming their love, apparently, pets are getting in on the act now too. Surveys show that we view it as too commercialised and a waste of money, but around 40% of...

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