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June 29, 2014

Last FTSE 100 company appoints a women director

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At last there are zero all male FTSE 100 boards!

A women director is a great asset! Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, declared a “historic day for the FTSE” as the global mining giant announced the appointment of Patrice Merrin as a non-executive director. Ms Merrin, 65, was formerly chief operating officer of Sherritt, the Canadian mining giant. This represents a very positive move for Glencore….

June 28, 2014

Women assert yourselves and find your voice!

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Harvard Business Review A recent report from the Harvard Business School encourages women to reach their full potential: ‘women assert yourself and find your voice’! Some interesting examples of senior women experiences in the report helped highlight how some women need to assert themselves more if they are to break through the glass ceiling. A senior…

June 27, 2014

30% club member calls for more women in senior management

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The Guardian Women in Leadership

In a recent article in The Guardian Women in Leadership (Friday 20th June) by Emma Howard Boyd, a member of the 30% Club Steering Committee and chair of the 30% Club Investor Group.  Ms Howd Boyd calls for aspirational and measurable targets for women at all levels in order to make real progress on diversity. Growing…

June 27, 2014

Baroness Verma launches POWERful Women

Laura Sandys MP, Nicky Morgan MP and Baroness Verma at the launch of Powerful Women.

Fueling the pipeline of female talent in the UK’s energy sector

POWERful Women (PfW) is a new, professional initiative launch on 12th June 2014 to showcase female leadership potential in the UK’s energy sector. PfW has an ambition of ‘30% of executive energy company board members to be female by 2030’ and ‘40% of energy company middle management to be female by 2030’. The energy sector is…

June 25, 2014

Confidence gap not just a gender issue – or is it?

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The Glass Lift comment on Guardian Article 19th June 2014

A recent article in The Guardian argues that for the younger generation of women in the workplace, there is no such thing as a confidence gap. At The Glass Lift we believe there is no compelling evidence that there is a difference in confidence (which is a personality trait) between older and younger women. In…

June 25, 2014

Women’s Business Council – ONE YEAR ON report 2014

Women need male CEOs support to get to the top The Women’s Business Council is an independent working group set up by the Government Equalities Office in 2012 with the aim of ensuring real action by central Government, business and others to maximise women’s contribution to economic growth.  Amongst their messages this year: “Changing the…

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