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“At The Glass Lift our vision is to increase equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace by ‘changing the face of leadership’.”

Equality and diversity at senior level increases organisational performance, yet despite the drive for change progress is slow. At The Glass Lift, we apply the science of Psychology to accelerate the pace of change. We do this by developing inclusive leaders who release the talent and potential of all people, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or disability.


Our core expertise is inclusive leadership and gender balance. We also have experience of and work with partner Psychologists and organisations to support people from BAME and LGBT communities and people with disabilities to realise their potential as leaders.

We apply the best research and expertise to offer a unique opportunity for companies to develop their diverse talent pipeline and elevate them through the glass ceiling. We are interested in speaking to organisations and networks who are committed to inclusion in the workplace.

The Glass Lift Founders

Margaret Davies

Occupational Psychologist & Director

Margaret Davies is a registered Occupational Psychologist with extensive experience of facilitating behavioural change in a range of organisations across industry sectors. She has particular expertise in the area of leadership and gender factors.

Margaret is an associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an affiliate of Exeter University Business School Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS) and a business partner of Bristol Business School. She had a successful first career working as a senior marketing manager for a number of large companies including Microsoft Ltd. Margaret’s experience, knowledge and drive gives her a unique insight into how to change mind sets and increase the number of women breaking through the glass ceiling.

Kaye Welfare

Managing Director

Kaye has a wealth of experience with a wide range of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She held senior positions including Assistant Chief Executive of a successful environmental charity & Chair of Energy Advice South West.

Kaye currently holds a Board position as Trustee & Deputy Chair for the Centre of Sustainable Energy, a national charity that aims to reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change.  Kaye’s involvement in the development and management of successful organisations is due in no small part her outstanding leadership, collaborative, interpersonal skills and business acumen.  She brings all of this and her enthusiasm for equality and diversity to her role as Managing Director of The Glass Lift.

The Glass Lift Team

The Glass Lift works with leading Occupational Psychologists, Organisational Development practitioners and academics to design and deliver our wide ranging programmes. Our team has the expertise to understand our clients’ cultures and meet our members’ needs and challenges.

Our experience includes designing and delivering large scale projects for global and national organisations including companies in the IT sector, telecoms, media, energy, finance, hospitality, retailing, health, local government, charities and higher education.


The Glass Lift is an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Approved Centre.
Members may opt to gain ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

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