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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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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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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