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Are You Gender Bi Lingual Leader? – Aviva Wittenberg-Cox

Posted on July 31st, 2018 by

It’s not easy being a leader in today’s world but one thing you can be sure of, being gender blind is not helping you. Being gender blind means businesses will not be spotting their unconscious bias when recruiting, making ads, populating their website. We all have to think in terms of being bi lingual. Understanding the language of gender, and being gender bi lingual is a massive business tool in the 21st Century if we want to engage all the talents available. Check out this short and pithy video from CEO of 20first Aviva Wittenberg-Cox.

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No More Boys and Girls – Reprised

Posted on July 27th, 2018 by

No More Boys and Girls was an eye opener of a programme on the BBC and a perfect illustration of unconscious bias. And gender stereotyping. And of a person committed to change, Graham Andre. Read this interview with him and a follow up 12 months on to see the lasting impact it made. If all schools focused on gender neutrality the world would change very quickly.

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If Men Are The Problem Are Women the Answer?

Posted on June 18th, 2018 by

We have all fallen into the trap of thinking that the way men behave is the norm, the way it has to be. The male yardstick.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Women do it differently. Maybe we all should consider for a moment that perhaps the womanly way is better? 
My message to those top execs who had to make feeble excuses about not enough of the right women out there… Cripes, we women always have to help men find things. ;>)

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No More Boys and Girl – Updated with Graham Andre

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by

No More Boys and Girls was a fascinating BBC documentary on gender bias in an Isle of Wight school which aired in the summer of 2017. I interviewed the teacher involved, Graham Andre, at the time, and some months on I have spoken with him to see what he thinks, if anything, has changed

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Why STILL So Few Women Writers in TV and Film?

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by

Once again a report show that women are under represented in an industry, this time TV and film writing. How many more reports do we need before this is taken seriously? Once again, the research highlights that when women are allowed place at the table, they bring in the viewers and have a very broad appeal. Gender equality works for everyone.

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Does a B+ Make You Drop Out? Plus, Films for women (or not)

Posted on May 9th, 2018 by

How confidant are you feeling today? I use ‘today’ advisedly because confidence is not something static; it’s mercurial. Some days we are fully of it, others, not so much… Lack of confidence is frequently offered as a reason why women don’t progress into senior management. Hmm, Quite possibly along with unconscious bias, and very conscious bias!

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