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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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Supporting the next generation of women

16 December 2014: At a recent event on “Nurturing Young Female Talent”, hosted by the 30% Club in London, a series of speakers set out the challenges facing the new generation of women, both in society and at work, and talked about … Continue reading

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Heels of Steel – book review

Vanessa Vallely had a tough childhood growing up in the shadow of London’s financial district and vowed to make her fortune there one day. She succeeded, but discovered along the way that she was “an Alpha female desperate to find her … Continue reading

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Women as sports role models

18 Aug 2014 This summer column is about how women’s sports often take second place and lack both the funding and media attention given to male-dominated sports. It was inspired by a report by Women on Boards Australia on how to increase … Continue reading

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Want flexible working? You’re not alone

I recently wrote a cover piece for Financial Times Executive Appointments about the mismatch between rising demand for flexible hours/location and job vacancies advertised as flexible. Recruiters and managers are failing to keep up! The piece is available to read … Continue reading

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Welcome to my new site

Welcome to my updated and refreshed website. The old one did very well in withstanding  the test of time, but this new one is much more flexible, which is a good thing. As you’ll see, it has the same look … Continue reading

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