Category Archives: Recent Articles

The onward drive for gender equity

By Alison Maitland As this is the last column I’ll write for the IWE community, I want first to thank and pay a personal tribute to Peta Payne as she steps down. Those who know the driving force behind IWE … Continue reading

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What’s your intention for 2021?

By Alison Maitland,  11 January 2021  Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Have you managed to stick to it? If it’s already seeming like hard work, you’re not alone. Studies indicate that resolutions are often broken and that they’re … Continue reading

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Racism and ‘allyship’

16 Nov 2020   By Alison Maitland ALONGSIDE the Covid-19 crisis, the police killing of George Floyd and the resurgence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the US and many other countries have been defining events of 2020. They have focused … Continue reading

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The ‘power of everyone’ – the importance of inclusion at work

Building and sustaining inclusive organisations is more important than ever in these very challenging times. In a chapter called ‘The Power of Everyone‘ for the 2020 BBVA book, Work in the Age of Data, I explain why inclusive systems and … 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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Putting the heart into leadership

2 December 2019   By Alison Maitland Understanding your impact as a leader helps you to empower other people more effectively. It is achieved, partly at least, by connecting with your heart, not just your head. Take the example of … Continue reading

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Working to 75 – what would it entail?

16 Sept 2019 By Alison Maitland One news item that briefly stole headlines from Brexit in the UK during August was a proposal for the state pension age to be increased from 65 to 75 within 15 years. The Centre for … Continue reading

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How do we ensure that AI is our friend, not our foe?

19 Feb 2019 By Alison Maitland How vulnerable are we humans to smart machines? We got a nasty glimpse of the possibilities with the air travel chaos caused by drone sightings over London’s Gatwick airport in the busy run up … Continue reading

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Creating inclusion at work

23 November 2016: There’s a buzz in business about creating inclusive work environments. The need for inclusion in society, and the difficulty of achieving it, have meanwhile been highlighted by the huge divides revealed by the Brexit vote and the … Continue reading

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Curbing our workaholic culture

The current single focus on work devalues those who are too young or too old to work, or are unable to do so for other reasons, while it ratchets up the pressure on us hamsters to spin ever faster in … Continue reading

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