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Gender Diversity: Building a Bridge Between Men and Women

Why don’t all of our gender diversity efforts work?  This is a question I am commonly asked. My short response is this:  We need to simplify. Focus on less and focus on things that are really important. That means: have the courage to take a big red pen to many of your ‘diversity’ activities which are nice, but don’t cut to … Read More

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Building an Inclusive Workplace by Embedding Inclusion Habits

You may be thinking, “We are already a very inclusive workplace!” or “We really are inclusive leaders”, or even, “We don’t need inclusion habits!”. That’s what I hear from most of the leaders I work with. Why are we so insistent that we already have an inclusive workplace?   Here is my take on why we think … Read More

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Workplace Wellbeing, Diversity, and Inclusion Post-COVID

What will workplace wellbeing, diversity and inclusion look and feel like to organisations post Covid-19? I committed to having 100 virtual coffees with leaders and diversity and inclusion experts from around the world. I have been having some very interesting conversations. My question is:  What does the pivot in diversity and inclusion start to look … Read More

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Simplify your Inclusion and Diversity Strategy to Increase Effectiveness

Most organisations are fatigued with their approach to an inclusion and diversity strategy which doesn’t seem to get impactful results. Leaders are supportive of D&I but it’s hard for it to be a real priority when there are so many expectations on leaders and what they are responsible for.   The reality is that a role that works in advocacy … 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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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