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July 7, 2017

Women Leading in Education

Reflections from Caroline Sherwood, Specialist Leader in Education

Many women leading in education will know that the gender gap in school leadership persists. Drawing on research into why gender gaps exist and the self-perceptions of both men and women, school leader Caroline Sherwood offers her own poignant and honest reflections. In 2015, women constituted 64 per cent of classroom teachers but only 40…

May 9, 2017

Views from The Glass Lift: Closing the gender pay gap

Views from The Glass Lift: Intersectionality

Before April next year, organisations employing over 250 people in the UK will have to provide data about their gender pay gap. The legislation will affect around 9,000 companies employing more than 15 million people. It’s hoped that this strategy will force companies to take measures to eliminate the gender pay gap, estimated at 18.1%. …

April 10, 2017

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Gender Pay Gap

Will your report make uncomfortable reading?

From 5th April 2017 UK companies with 250 or more staff will be legally required to calculate and publish the difference in pay between male and female employees, under The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The new legislation is being heralded as a watershed moment for gender equality and an important step forward in the campaign…

April 2, 2017

ELEVATE Event: You and your personal impact

Attendees at Bristol ELEVATE Event in March: You and your personal impact

Our latest ELEVATE Event in Bristol looked at how we can feel more confident when presenting to an audience, and the skills we can develop to improve our performance. Our guest speaker, Maureen Casey, looked at physical issues, audience, environment and how to use technology as a tool rather than a crutch. Maureen returned to professional acting…

February 28, 2017

Views from The Glass Lift: Balancing Leadership

Views from The Glass Lift: Intersectionality

Views from The Glass Lift - Winter 2017

2016 WAS A CURIOUS YEAR FOR LEADERSHIP: America voted for a ‘hero’ leader to save them, seduced by Trump’s personal promise to “make America great again”. Putin’s autocracy continued to be revered or feared. Britain’s second female Prime Minister was immediately likened to the first and the media took some time to accept that Mrs…

February 25, 2017

How CEOs can support the gender agenda?

angry men

Summary of recent article from Avivah Wittenberg-Cox in HBR

A must read for all CEOs and senior executives this is a summary of an insightful article in the Harvard Business Review by  Avivah Wittenberg-Cox  first published November 2016. Gender balance is a big business opportunity, with huge economic implications. It boosts bottom-line results, drives growth with new customer insights, and enhances productivity with better talent…

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