Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Jane
I had two very contrasting experiences this month. Both were very illuminating on the topic of how companies respond to the challenge of bringing a better balance of women into the management pipeline. The experience of women working in those companies is poles apart. Let me share them with you (obviously no names).
Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Jane
A few months ago, at the start of the summer, I launched something new on the Changing People blog. I called it, rather prosaically, Businesswomen Share Their Tips. (Or the old girls network!) To date we’ve had Elaine Clark, an accountant, Zita Alves a fitness expert, Cate Nelson-Shaw, a marketing expert, and Helen Reynolds, an image consultant. A pretty eclectic group.
Posted on September 15th, 2015 by Jane
Unconscious bias, or, more aptly, the problem you don’t know you have, is a significant factor in why we have few women in some key roles traditionally associated with men. We have multiple decisions to make each day and so much information is coming at us from all directions. We like to think we’re making considered and informed choices. The reality is that for much of the time we’re not. This is very true when making job appointments. It’s a
Posted on September 9th, 2015 by Jane
I am in favour of having quotas for women on boards but I do recognise the inherent problems. Namely, companies are scrabbling to find women to sit on boards and may promote women to them who have insufficient knowledge or experience.
Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Jane
Self esteem,, or rather lack of, is always cited as a big issue for women. Read what Christine Webber, psychotherapist, has to say on the topic.