Author Archives: maitland

How male managers can spread equality

8 November 2015 Middle managers are an unloved group, often blamed for halting new ideas or strategies devised by the executive team. But new research shows that managers who practise consistent behaviour in confronting sexism and unconscious bias can be … Continue reading

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Closing the gender pay gap

6 September 2015 Mandatory reporting should help to close the 19% pay gap between men and women. But proposed legislation needs to be carefully crafted to have the desired effect. Read my latest IWE column here.

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End of the all-male panel?

19 June 2015 All-male conference panels, and all-male executive lineups on corporate websites, are likely to find themselves lampooned on social media these days. Read my latest IWE column here.

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Corporate man: challenge the stereotype!

24 May 2015 A friend of mine, browsing the UN’s HeForShe gender equality website, was surprised to see Matt Damon speaking out for women’s rights. The intervention by the Hollywood actor and ultimate tough-guy star of the Bourne trilogy went … Continue reading

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Opaque path to the boardroom

24 May 2015 I recently wrote this article for the Financial Times about new research showing that women receive more advice and encouragement to join UK boards than men do, but are less likely to have powerful sponsors to push … Continue reading

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Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion

May 2015 Diversity & Inclusion should be the responsibility of everyone in an organisation, starting with every leader. But it also needs some rethinking and reframing if it is to become a more effective strategy. Read my column on the … Continue reading

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The do’s and don’ts of self-promotion

12 April 2015 My latest IWE column looks at a new book by entrepreneur and coach Bonnie Marcus that reframes workplace politics and self-promotion as essential leadership skills. Read it here: Can self-promotion ever be nice?

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A Gender Power Shift in the Making

4 March 2015 HERE we are, well into the second decade of the twenty-first century, and the vexed topic of gender in corporate life is commanding more serious attention than ever before. Much of this focuses on why, so many … Continue reading

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Why career adaptability matters more than ever

15 February 2015 Why do some people manage career transitions well while others end up feeling events have conspired against them? My latest column published by IWE is based on new research by Hilary Lindsay of the ICAEW on the … Continue reading

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The resilience factor in women’s leadership

11 January 2015: My latest  column discusses the importance of resilience in career success. Examining a new report, Tough at the Top, by Sarah Bond and Gillian Shapiro, it looks at what individuals and organisations can do to build resilience, particularly … Continue reading

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