Women in leadership

Stress forcing women out of the workforce

Women in the UK feel more stressed today than they did a year ago, and nearly half (47%) say it is the reason they will likely leave their job in the next two years.

Pushing the boundaries of what a brilliant employer should look like

The CEO of vocational education trainer City Guilds Group Kirstie Donnelly discusses putting the sizzle back into vital jobs and how we need to push the boundaries of what a brilliant employer looks...

What makes an employee hide a pregnancy from their employer?

Everyone should be able to show up in life as their true authentic self both in their personal and professional life.

The pandemic's long-term impact on inequality

The unprecedented stop-start to life caused by Covid-19 has had a huge impact on workforces, particularly among diverse communities according to research by McKinsey, and it might be many more years...

UK boardrooms could reach gender equality by 2027

Gender equality at the top of British business is increasing, but more work is needed to bring the UK into line with other European nations when it comes to CEO and board chair representation.

Progress on gender and ethnicity pay gaps stalls

Little progress has been made on reducing gender and ethnicity pay gaps, but support for their publication is growing, according to new research.

Caitlin Moran: Equality is not a luxury

As HR knowns equality is a necessity, it can be frustrating for them trying to bring the workplace along with them. Caitlin Moran’s closing keynote at this year’s CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition...

How to leverage intersectionality to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation

The complexities of our identities mean that we are rarely playing just one role at work or in society generally. It's not as simple as categorising someone as either the oppressor or the oppressed.

Menopause – three actions HR can take today to support their workforce

Monday 18th October is World Menopause Day. But while this stage of life which impacts half the population is now being discussed, what practical steps can HR make to support their employees?

Removing the 'opt-in' process will close leadership gender gap

Employers can eliminate their gender gaps by assuming everyone is interested in a leadership position, rather than asking them to apply if interested.

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.