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Systemic inequities need radical responses

13 July 2020  By Alison Maitland The economic crisis caused by the global pandemic risks reinforcing inequalities around the world. What needs to be done to prevent this and to stop the pockets of progress of recent decades from being … Continue reading

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Diversity numbers are ‘not enough’

26 June 2020 INdivisible cited in Germany’s ada magazine INdivisible, which I co-wrote with Rebekah Steele, was featured in an article about diversity and inclusion by journalist Alexandra Borchardt in the German magazine ‘ada’, which focuses on the digital world. Borchardt quoted our … Continue reading

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Crisis lessons in inclusive leadership

17 May 2020       By Alison Maitland ‘WE WILL get through this together, but only if we stick together, so please be strong and be kind.’ This was one of the messages that have elevated Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Three lessons from the pandemic to make organisations more human

29 April 2020 What can leaders learn from the Covid-19 crisis about how to make organisations more human in the digital age? I offer three answers to build and sustain inclusive work environments in this article for the Octave Programme’s … Continue reading

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How Covid-19 will impact working lives

11 April 2020 I was interviewed by Annette Young for France 24’s The 51 Per Cent show, which focuses on women’s rights and equality. I talked with her in the 10 April edition about how we can use the mass shift to virtual … Continue reading

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Speaking about INdivisible with The Conference Board

7 April 2020 I was interviewed this month by The Conference Board Europe’s Marion Devine about INdivisible, the new book on inclusion that I’ve co-written with Rebekah Steele. You can listen to, and download, the 30-minute podcast here. We discuss why … Continue reading

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Amplifying women’s voices

12 January 2020  By Alison Maitland At a time of deep political and social divisions, when female politicians have resigned citing the level of abuse and threats they’ve received, it is more critical than ever that women are able to … Continue reading

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Five ways to get men on board for gender equality

23 July 1019 By Alison Maitland Men who advocate for gender equality are often described as ‘ambassadors’ or ‘allies’, which to me suggests their role is a supportive one, while women should do most of the work. It’s true that … Continue reading

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Bridging divides for better outcomes at work

17 May 2019  By Alison Maitland In divided times, there is cause for hope in initiatives that aim to bridge differences, whether at work, at home or in society. One such initiative is More in Common, a project that has brought … Continue reading

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The future of work is agile

20 March 2019 By Alison Maitland I recently came across a company called ConsenSys that develops applications for blockchain technology. Its work model intrigued me. According to its website, the 1000+ employees around the world decide their own schedules, work … Continue reading

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