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June 28, 2018

Hampton Alexander Review 2018, FTSE 100 at 29%

still a long way to go.....

Figures released by the Hampton-Alexander Review show 29 per cent of FTSE 100 board positions are held by women. More women than ever before are on the boards of the UK’s largest companies but they still have some way to go to meet the target of 33 per cent women by 2020, when you look at the most recent detailed data released on the 27th June. The Hampton-Alexander Review aims to ensure that more women reach leadership positions in the Uk’s top companies. The data shows 305 positions – 29 per cent of FTSE 100 board positions – are held by women, up from 12.5 per cent in 2011. In 2016 the Hampton-Alexander Review set FTSE 350 businesses a target of having 33 per cent of all board and senior leadership positions held by women by the end of 2020. Although the statistics show that if progress matches the same gains made over the last…

May 15, 2018

Men as Change Agents

WBC Report April 2018

Women's Business Council Report April 2018

The latest report form the Women’s Business Council: Men as Change Agents is aimed at CEOs of FTSE 350 companies and other prominent businesses, but is relevant to all organisations looking to reduce their gender pay gap. The report shares practical ideas with the potential to make a real difference. The document is a good basis for discussion with CEOs and their leadership teams on how to help achieve better gender balance at the highest executive level and close the gender pay gap. The benefits of helping women to unlock their talents – bridging the gender gap in work could add £150 billion to the UK’s annual GDP by 2025. Women’s Business Council has focused on the role that men can play in achieving gender balance in business leadership. It includes the following three ‘asks’ of CEOs: 1. To take personal responsibility for ensuring 33% of executive level business leaders are women by…

May 2, 2018

BOOK NOW: ELEVATE leadership development programme

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Starting Autumn 2018

ELEVATE is our innovative and proven cross organisational leadership development programme. It’s designed to develop inclusive leaders who can release the potential of ALL people, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are currently recruiting delegates from different organisations for our next ELEVATE programme starting Autumn 2018. We actively encourage talented participants from ALL underrepresented groups to apply, especially those from the BAME and LGBT community. Why ELEVATE? – Members learn how to lead and galvanise the people they work with to drive productivity. – Inspires and equips members to progress their careers. – Proven track record of success, creating work environments where ALL people thrive. – Programme designed by The Glass Lift Psychologists, who are experts in leadership and inclusion.   Join our next open access cohort of up to 12 diverse individuals from a range of organisations starting with the first residential workshop on 8th/9th…

March 7, 2018

Press for Progress: The gender pay gap

Gender pay gap image

  This year the theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Press for Progress’. The theme is more than appropriate, as gender pay gap reports from a range of organisations illustrate real progress is still needed if we are to achieve gender parity. The most recent figures for the whole of UK show a pay gap of 18% and in many organisations it is much higher. Nationally, contributing factors to the gender pay gap include women’s under-representation in sectors such as engineering, manufacturing and ICT, women’s under-representation in senior roles across all sectors; and women’s dominance in low paid, part time work where there are few opportunities for progression. Yet this does not get to the specific root causes of the gender pay gap in organisations. “The new gender pay gap reporting rules will provide an opportunity for organisations to take stock and seek to understand where barriers to women’s progress…

January 29, 2018

It’s too noisy out there!

Margaret Davies, Occupational Psychologist and Director at The Glass Lift

Every day I’m bombarded with newsletters, blogs and shares about the World of work, and I guess you are too.  My desire for knowledge means I feel compelled to save every bit of information that looks vaguely interesting.  Then, rather like a stash of chocolate, I find myself consuming the whole lot at once and feeling a little sick. Faced with this vast array of opinion often positioned as fact (dare I say, ‘fake news’), it’s very easy to implement a trending solution to the challenges organisations face. Experts are not in fashion and the reliance on science as a means of informing solutions seems to have been side-lined.  As we struggle to keep up with the scale and pace of change, calling on good science, knowledge and professional expertise to inform decisions and solutions can feel cumbersome. The reality is evidence based solutions have the best chance of creating…

January 11, 2018

Changing the face of leadership

Short Video from The Glass Lift

Our leadership development solutions are designed to support ALL aspiring leaders to progress their careers to senior level. Find out more by watching our short video, where Margaret Davies, Director and Lead Occupational Psychologist at The Glass Lift talks about our leadership development programmes: Contact us to find out more.


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