Women in leadership

HR has the opportunity to help progress women at work

Coronavirus presents an opportunity for HR to create a culture that encourages women's progression, despite the pandemic's detrimental impact on gender equality in the workplace.

The Handford Parish Council viral zoom meeting showcased everyday sexism at work

A video of a chaotic parish council meeting went viral last week. After ten months of living and working through a pandemic, many of us could relate to the new challenges we face navigating an online...

HR future leader: Katherine Hoppins, Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Katherine Hoppins is HR business parter at the Financial Compensation Scheme. Here, she talks about her career so far.

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Gender pay gap decreases

A report from The Fawcett Society has reported that the mean gender pay gap for all employees, not just those working full-time, is 14.6% this year, down from 16.3% last year.

Targets not enough to help women into senior leadership roles

There are still too few women in senior leadership positions to drive long-term change, despite voluntary targets having boosted gender diversity on UK boards.

It pays to have more women on the board, finds report

?The UK economy is missing out on £47 billion in pre-tax profit due to a lack of women in top executive roles.

Exclude to include – the key to empowering female leaders

The discussion around gender inequality has never been more crucial for British business.

Hot Topic: Female leadership in a time of crisis

Countries led by women have come out on top in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Female leaders such as Finland’s Sanna Marin and Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand have been praised for meeting the...

HR Lunchtime Debate: What will company cultures look like post-pandemic now available on-demand

Companies will need to be more agile and more empathetically-led following the coronavirus crisis, experts agreed in our HR Lunchtime Debate on 14 May

Diverse leadership remains key issue in future of business, say MBAs

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students and graduates believe the discernment of female and BAME leadership will still be an important issue in the future of work, according to a survey held...

How HR can support an organisation when its leader is absent

Following news that prime minister Boris Johnson was rushed into intensive care last week, we look at how organisations cope when their leader is absent

What leadership means in testing times

The greatest challenge is uncertainty about how Covid-19 will develop and its impact.