Women in the Boardroom

Why Businesses Keep Misdiagnosing Gender Diversity

Jon Dymond | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Jon Dymond

Last Saturday saw the 114th International Women's Day. Recognised globally, the initiative aims to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing on areas requiring further action. One such area, thrown to the top of the news agenda over past weeks, is women's position in both the senior ranks of business...

Walking Serenely to the Boardroom

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Since the recession of 2008, women's progress in almost every sphere - from pay to prospects - has gone into reverse. It's no coincidence that action on correcting our rapidly degrading environment has plummeted in a similar way.

'Behind Every Great Woman Is an Effective Quota System' - Is This the Future of Women in the Boardroom?

Frances Dickens | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Frances Dickens

Businesses clearly have a long way to go before there is equality in the boardroom. But market forces rather than quotas are a large part of the answer.

Female Quotas Are Nasty But Necessary

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

We all know business and politics are dominated by men. In a rather pathetic indictment of the situation, there are more Eton graduates than women in the Cabinet. But why are we resorting to quotas to address the problem? What happened to skills and talent?

Banks Could Be Forced To Set Female Quotas

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Banks, building societies and insurance companies will be forced to set quotas for the number of women in their senior management and release their di...

Tales From the Top - Addressing the Gender Inequalities in the Boardroom

Emily Kettle | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Kettle

Why should businesses actively pursue a diverse board? Because diversity creates a more innovative, dynamic boardroom, that incorporates more of the varied skills that make a business successful. So what can be done do to get more women into senior positions?

Female Middle Managers: The Engine Room of the Economy

Karen Gill | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Gill

It's all very well desperately finding women to sit on boards in an effort to head off compulsory quotas, but for there to be real and lasting change in the boardroom there needs to be large numbers of talented women coming up through the ranks. So how do we address the female talent pipeline?

Study Finds Women Face SEVERAL Glass Ceilings

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

The difficulty women face in securing top jobs has long been summed up by the notion of a glass ceiling. But new research shows that there isn’t ...

Board to Death...

Vanessa Vallely | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK
Vanessa Vallely

Since the Lord Davies report there has been increasing focus on board compositions and the apparent lack of women moving in to senior positions. Over the past 3 years we have witnessed various organisations and events focusing on how to address the gender gap at board leve

Why Aren't There More Women on Boards?

Liz Campbell | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Campbell

This is a question that has often crossed my mind, because, over the years, I've met and worked with so many capable and inspiring females. I'm certain there are lots of women want to be on boards but somehow their talents have yet to be firmly recognised.

Should Women Use Humour in the Boardroom?

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

We women have to employ a stealth approach to using humour in the boardroom, on public platforms and to build our relationships with friends and families. When we group together in tribes, professional networks, social or family groups, we are funny - gobsmackingly, hilariously funny, funny, funny.

It's Time to Get Personal

Karen Gill | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK
Karen Gill

For women in business, building a strong personal brand is a critical investment in the rise to the top. As Rita showed us so powerfully through the annual Interbrand Brand Index, strong brands have held their value even in difficult times. There is less risk in a strong brand and more chance of a return.

The Week That Was: World Relations

Carla Buzasi | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As mothers across Britain wake up this morning to bunches of flowers, breakfast in bed and handmade cards, it seems appropriate that one of the biggest news stories of the past week was the sharp increase in the number of women taking up board positions across the UK. I say "sharp increase", in practical terms, the headline-making reality is merely that we are on track to exceed the government's recommendation of 25% of FTSE 100 board positions being filled by women by 2015, hardly a victory for equality, but a step in the right direction if nothing else.

Women in Society

Baroness Mary Goudie | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK
Baroness Mary Goudie

International Women's Day is an important celebration of the great strides women around the world are making to ensure they are recognised and working towards equality.

Five Miscarriages and a Baby

Nik Done | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Done

Yes I am a 'businesswoman', and I care passionately about what we do and the difference we make; not only to brands and businesses, but - through our cause-related work - to people and causes who are often overlooked.