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Women in Leadership Strategies: Watch the Risk

In an environment where leaders are loudly and proudly shouting about how good they are at driving their women in leadership strategies and their wider diversity and inclusion training programs – they seem to be ignoring the massive risk that’s looming!   We see male champions of change being very vocal – which I applaud (for the genuine!). … Read More

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Gender Equity Success Formula: Focus on the ‘Broken Rung’!

Unfortunately, there’s no one simple answer for gender equity success in organisations. Despite many trying hard! I do know what needs to be fixed as a priority. This article will focus on that one thing. Let me explain. I have commonly seen organisations focus their women in leadership strategy on investing heavily in women in … Read More

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What Is Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Actually Costing Your Organisation?

Do you know what your diversity and inclusion strategy is actually costing your organisation? Can you track spend and ROI effectively? According to a Forbes article: Organisations spend about $8 billion per year on diversity and inculsion training with little to show for their efforts. The swamp seems muddier than ever.  The hidden costs of … Read More

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Resetting Cultural Inclusiveness in the New Normal

A strong strategy to support cultural inclusiveness is needed by organisations now more than ever.   We have been welcomed into our colleagues’ homes. We have pivoted quickly to more inclusive work practices. How now do we bring these practices with us to our new normal? How do we ensure we don’t revert to habit? How do we maintain a sense … Read More

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Characteristics of an Inclusive Workplace: Leaders need it simplified!

When it comes to leading a team that displays characteristics of an inclusive workplace, leaders are confused. There are so many theories on the best type of leadership and the best type of measures. Which one should they pick?  As a leader have you ever asked yourself – what does inclusive mean? Let’s explore what it … Read More

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Understand Career Sponsorship of Women

Let’s talk about career sponsorship.   Career sponsorship is a long-term, hands-on commitment to encouraging, fighting for and creating advancement opportunities for high-potential individuals.  The Sponsor Effect, a research report published by the Center for Work-Life Policy notes that men are more likely than women to have sponsors throughout their career. As a result, they are likely to receive more promotions and career opportunities. By contrast, women often … Read More

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Think Differently About Inclusive Mentoring

Inclusive structured workplace mentoring means you don’t have to rely on ‘chemistry’ for success OR excellent mentoring skills, experience and training. Meaning what? The relationship can’t fall flat! Structured inclusive mentoring provides consistent results It also means that you have a consistent approach for all mentors and mentees. This increases the chances of overall success … Read More

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COVID and Inclusive Workplace Changes? It’s Time to Get REAL

In this article I’d like to explore the impact of Covid and inclusive workplace practices.  Our world has been turned upside down. Uncertainty exists in our organisations and our personal lives. NEVER has there been a time when it is more urgent for organisations to leverage the voices of all of their people. Across genders, generations, cultures, … Read More