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September 15, 2016

ELEVATE Member – A portrait of Amy Webb

Head of Finance at Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Amy Webb is Head of Finance at Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. She qualified as an accountant through self-study working in both private and public sector roles before joining the Fire Service in 2013.   Barely two years after Amy joined the Fire Service the team was hit with an unexpected crisis. The…

August 30, 2016

ELEVATE Member – A portrait of Linda Heaney

Consultant Psychiatrist and Training Programme Director NHS

Linda Heaney is Consultant Psychiatrist at Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust. Along with her clinical role she works one day week as Training Programme Director at Severn Deanery……… Linda was at her first ELEVATE residential with The Glass Lift team. She looked at the menu for dinner, and her heart sank. Gravadlax. What on…

August 23, 2016

Leadership and The Gender Pay Gap

Latest reports & thoughts!

Well it’s been an interesting day! I was phoned by Sky News a couple of hours ago asking for my views on the latest Gender Pay Gap Report. I immediately explained that for us at The Glass Lift “The gender pay gap is just the tip of the iceberg our concern and emphasis is on the…

July 19, 2016

Women on Boards

Where are we now - 2016!

F E M A L E  F T S E  B O A R D  R E P O R T  published in July 2016 highlights the latest situation with regards to gender diversity in the board room. As of 1st June 2016, there are 279 female held directorships across the FTSE 100 boardrooms. The percentage…

June 19, 2016

Women in Finance Charter

Have you made your pledge?

The Women in Finance Charter is a pledge for gender balance across financial services, its a commitment for firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. At The Glass Lift we fully support and endorse this charter, we encourage all financial firms to start thinking about the targets they might put in…

June 15, 2016

Why being on a board is good for your career

Why being on a board is good for your career

Lisa Jones from Women on Boards UK speaks at The Glass Lift ELEVATE Event

The latest ELEVATE Event from The Glass Lift ‘Why being on a board is good for your career’ took place in Bristol on 7th June 2016. The event was run in partnership with Women on Boards, a UK-wide organisation helping women make the right connections and choices in their career to get to board level. Our Guest…


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