Women in leadership

The D&I perspective: how to strike a good balance with post-pandemic leadership training

With the media churning out negative headlines and depressing COVID-19 statistics, it is easy to overlook the leadership challenges that have been posed by the radical organisational change businesses...

Q&A: Helping women into non-executive directorships

Helene Usherwood, partner at recruitment firm Anderson Quigley, answers questions on how recruiters can help women break into the non-executive world.

Is June Sarpong's BBC salary too much for a three-day week?

June Sarpong's salary as diversity champion for the BBC has been brought into question.

Could women's golf lessons be a hole-in-one for equality?

Last week The Times reported that senior women at professional services firm EY feared being excluded at work as a lot of the professional networking between male colleagues happens on the golf...

The biggest myth around meritocracy? That it exists

It's an absolute and utter con-trick that meritocracy has ever existed anytime or anywhere in history, especially if we want to go by its meaning that it's a society governed by people selected...

Gender equality critical to post-pandemic profits

Gender parity is crucial for COVID-19 recovery, as new research reveals women in senior roles outperform male-run companies by nearly 40%.

A man’s view on stopping misogyny at work

Misogyny is a scary word for many men. It is often described as woman-hating but the dictionary describes it as a contempt for or an ingrained prejudice against women. If it’s only associated with the...

Less than one in five see gender equality at work

Just 19% of UK employees think there is gender equality in their workplace, according to new research by technology giant Samsung.

Diversity and inclusion at AstraZeneca

Perhaps more than ever, the global response to COVID-19 has seen the work of the pharmaceutical industry placed under the spotlight.

How Hertfordshire County Council is prioritising D&I in its coronavirus recovery

Hertfordshire County Council has reinvigorated its D&I strategy to ensure its employees feel more valued during its coronavirus recovery.

The black glass ceiling – what it is and how HR can smash it

For years the expression BAME has been used to describe people with ethnicity that is not white. It was widely accepted and often at times used by members of the black community themselves.

Eliminating the zero-sum game mindset will accelerate workplace diversity

For a number of years, businesses have been working to embed diversity initiatives and inclusive behaviours into their culture, increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits a diverse...