I was recently asked to speak at an event about the future of work and my preparation took me down a fascinating journey of discovery. I’ve obviously been reading about robotics, digital disruption and demographic shifts, but what really struck me during my research was that a lot of the ‘future’ we are talking about is not the future - it’s here now and it has implications for D&I.
5 December, 2016
I was recently asked to speak at an event on mindfulness and at first, I have to admit, I was thrown. What had quiet contemplation got to do with the hurly burly of my day to day role?
21 November, 2016
I was recently at the launch of the Parker Review. Sir John Parker was tasked with chairing a committee to look at the ethnic diversity of the FTSE 100 boards. The headline finding was that 53 of the 100 companies did not have any black or minority ethnic Directors.
14 November, 2016
I often attend events convened to discuss the issues that women face in the workplace, but when I look round the room, the audience is usually made up of women. Great speakers, compelling dialogue, but preaching to the converted. We appear to have forgotten that gender equality is not just about women, its about men and women.
3 October, 2016
Many organisations do a poor job of identifying their high potentials and then supporting their progress. To be fair, it is easier said than done and there are a variety of challenges that need to be solved for, but by failing to do this, organisations are diluting what could be an effective and diverse pool of talent.
26 September, 2016
Every year, Cranfield School of Management publish the Female FTSE Board Report which tracks the number of female non-executive and exec directors on the company boards of the FTSE 100 and most recently the FTSE350.
19 September, 2016
For many years I had thought that equal pay gaps and gender pay gaps were the same. Judging by the many articles in the press on this topic and quotes from CEOs, this is a widely held belief.
12 September, 2016
On a personal level I was deeply troubled by the recent beach ban on burkini’s in Nice and was relieved to hear that the State Council ruled that the mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet did not have the right to introduce the ban.
2 September, 2016