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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…

June 17, 2014

Attitudes in the workplace: Nov 2013

Gender stereotypes limit men and women pursuing certain occupations This challenging study of 2,000 people shows how gender stereotypes and discrimination affect people’s views and perceptions of the role of men and women in the British workplace and that sexism still exists. The survey revealed a number of concerning facts: Both sexes are still being…

June 17, 2014

McKinsey Quarterly April 2014 – Gender diversity and corporate culture

Increasing gender diversity in top management means moving corporate culture This influential report asserts that more women at the top means changing collective values, beliefs and principles i.e. changing corporate culture.  The report outlines the findings from a survey of 1400 managers Worldwide.  The findings suggest that corporate culture plays a critical role in gender…

June 11, 2014

Women on Boards

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The Davies Report: Women on Boards Feb 2011 In 2010 women made up only 12.5% of the members of the corporate boards of FTSE 100 companies and Lord Davies of Abersoch was asked by the Government to investigate the barriers preventing women from reaching senior decision making roles in business, including at the boardroom level….

June 11, 2014

Leadership Trust Report: Leadership Think Tank Nov 2012

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 The nature of leadership needs to change This report from The Leadership Trust summarise the conversations over two days by renowned academics in the area of leadership research. The report proposes radical change to the way we think about leadership. The underlying theme was that business and society is changing rapidly and the practice of…

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