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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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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