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Gender Pay Gap Legislation

The key points The Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2017 and apply to private sector employers with 250 or more employees. Publication is required by 4 April 2018. Both the mean and median gender bonus gap now needs to be published, along with the mean and median gender pay gap, proportions of male and female employees in each pay quartile and proportions of male and female employees in receipt of a bonus. The gender pay gap is

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Women Do Want Top Jobs

This article appeared in HR Review, August 3rd 2016.It was written by Rebecca Clarke Women want top jobs, says Saatchi female executive Chairman of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi Kevin Roberts has been put on leave for saying the debate on gender bias in the advertising industry is “all over”. However, women “do want the top jobs” in leading advertising firms, a senior female executive at Saatchi and Saatchi says. Kate Stanners, global chief creative officer, said despite this, the lack

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Call for female boost in business and the boardroom in light of Female FTSE Board Report

This report is from Rebecca Clarke and appeared in HR Journal July 2016. A new review based on women in senior leadership has been unveiled by the government today, revealing that the proportion of board appointments in the UK going to women has slumped to its lowest level in five years. However, this year’s report, conducted by academics at City University London, Cranfield University and Queen Mary University London, also shows that the overall percentage of women on FTSE boards

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How Can We Beat Unconscious Bias in the Workplace?

This article on unconscious bias first appeared on, Aon’s weekly guide for businesses and was written by Katherine Conway. ( I always smile at term ‘unconscious’ as it implies we’re totally passed out: “not awake and aware of and responding to one’s environment”. Although, maybe that is accurate when it comes to our bias….sleepwalking with old ingrained habits). Here is an extract from Katherine’s original article: Changing Global Workforce Just as important a driver for making the workplace more gender

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What do today’s women at work want from their employers?

Below is a video clip from on a report they commissioned on women born between 1980 and 1995. It makes for an interesting read or listen for businesses concerned about gender diversity and equality.   If you can’t open the video link here are the key findings: The female millennial represents a new era of female talent. Female millennials are more career-confident and ambitious than their previous generations. Diversity is very much front of mind. A gender role model

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Vague Feedback is Holding Women Back

This latest piece of research appeared in the Harvard Business Review, written by Shelly Correl and Caroline Simard; it has some interesting implications for how we give feedback to women at work. Although companies have invested heavily in programs to advance women leaders, the number of women in executive roles has not changed significantly in the last decade. Even if women are well represented as middle managers, their numbers drop off when making the jump to VP-level executives. Why are

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Some Facts Re Global Gender Equality

Here’s a few facts which put into perspective the pressing need for global gender equality: In the private sector, fewer than 4 per cent of CEOs leading the worlds 500 major corporations are women. Meanwhile, female representation amongst corporate managers, legislators and senior officials ranges between 21 per cent in Africa and 37 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women remain severely underrepresented in the highest decision-making positions developed countries and while data from developing regions is scarce,

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Open Course in London for Women Managers

It’s been three years since I’ve run an open course but that is about to change. On May 9th I’m running my Speak Up course in Hammersmith and we’re booking now! Speak Up is a dynamic day designed especially for women already in management or leadership positions, junior, middle or senior. There are discounts if more than on member of staff is attending. A one day course is easy to fit in to busy schedules; follow on support is available,

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Workplace Gender Awards 2016 – The Finalists

Business in the Community has listed its 2016 finalists for good practice re gender equality. Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Categories The Engaging Women Award This award is for a programme / i\nitiative that strategically engages with women in the delivery of business or service objectives. This may include activity with an internal focus, engaging with employees and / or activity which engages with external stakeholders. For example: female customers, clients, shareholders and / or engaging

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Are Women as Ambitious as Men?

I often notice when coaching women, how reluctant they are to use the word ‘ambitious’. I also work with men and ‘ambition-shame‘ rarely affects them; generally they are pretty upfront about what they want from life, be it career success or more money. Well, it seems women start out just as ambitious as the men but get deflated along the way. Here’s a fascinating article featuring the work of Professor Michelle Ryan, which appeared in The Guardian newspaper towards the

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