Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Jane
Posted on October 6th, 2015 by Jane
“Self promotion isn’t nice”
So begins one of the sections in Inge’s Woudtra’s new book Be Gender Smart. More on that ‘niceness’ later.
I get sent lots of books to review so I will ‘fess up and say I didn’t actually buy this. It was sent as a gift with a lovely inscription, for which many thanks, Inge! However, I would have bought this book because it brings together a lot of information in one place in a very readable format, with practical advice.
Posted on October 1st, 2015 by Jane
One reason oft cited as to why there are so few women in senior positions, is that women opt out before they get to a sufficient level of seniority. Firms who are finding it difficult to retain women and who have few women in senior posts, say women leave often because of ‘caring’ responsibilities. While this may be true of some women I think it’s only a small part of the picture.
Posted on September 29th, 2015 by Jane
While women wield substantial purchasing power and make up half (50%) of the UK workforce, just 32% of managers and 28% of senior executives in the UK are female.
Statistics show that banking is an even more male dominated business. The number of female managers in the financial sector is similar to the national average (34%), but just 11% of corporate managers and senior executives in banking are women.
Posted on September 25th, 2015 by Jane
Here is a short version of a much longer exercise that appears in RenewYou. Try it and see what you come up with.
Take a sheet of paper…
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).