Diversity

Diversity is NOT a HR Issue

Yes sorry, HR people!  Its true, Gender Diversity is NOT a Human Resources issue – it is an organisational opportunity!  Yes thats right folks, it is all about the opportunity of opening up your organisation to INNOVATION through DIVERSITY and GENDER BALANCE.  So often we think of diversity as just talking about women, but that is not the case.  Increasingly cultural diversity is the opportunity to reap the benefits of different perspectives, practices and culture. […]

Diversity Spend in Relation to (perceived) Value – 5 QUESTION SURVEY

I am keen to understand what the average spend is on Diversity programs and how this spend relates to other organisational priorities. From my experience so far, it seems that there is commonly an amount spent on setting up the Diversity Board and then very often the program stalls. I am continually dismayed at the rhetoric that says that organisations are keen to increase gender balance, yet the amount spent on the activity is […]

Gender Bias and Performance Reviews ” The Double Bind “

This article gives an interesting insight into the language used in performance reviews and the impact this has on women in the workplace and by implication on the economy.

Although small in terms of sample size it illustrates perfectly the fine line women are walking in terms of Gender Bias.

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews

It’s a scenario that could be straight out of a textbook on gender bias:

“Jessica is really talented, […]

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    AICD – Women’s Governance Scholarships aimed at increasing representation of women on Boards

AICD – Women’s Governance Scholarships aimed at increasing representation of women on Boards

Its great to see the continuation of these programs which go beyond the concept of quota and provide the confidence and experience needed to venture into Board membership.

Program Directors state they are delighted to offer scholarship programs to high-performing women that support them in their director and executive careers.

This program will provide 40 scholarships to women currently working in executive roles in male dominated sectors aimed at supporting and developing their executive careers. In […]

Top 5 signs that you are a Game Changer !

We are often asked what is a Game Changer, this article on Linkedin.com provides an interesting exercise in self evaluation.

Let us know how you get on?

I was sitting in my office listening to a presentation from one of our outside consultants about the fast pace of current technology. “Our world has gone from where big ate small, to where quick eat slow,” said the speaker quoting Rupert Murdoch. It reminded me how much companies […]

  • Permalink Sheryl Sandberg's visit could be a step toward advancing more women at Ford or just a 'feel good' event to give hope to Ford's female employees. (Jeff Chiu / AP)

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140501/OPINION01/305010008#ixzz30YvZpVMtGallery

    Getting Ford to ‘lean in’ – Article by Jennifer Gilhool, Speaker Gender Economics Conference

Getting Ford to ‘lean in’ – Article by Jennifer Gilhool, Speaker Gender Economics Conference

From the Detroit News, May 1, 2014 at 1:00 am
THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Getting Ford to ‘lean in’

Jennifer Gilhool

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140501/OPINION01/305010008#ixzz30YupDE9a
“Sheryl Sandberg will visit Ford Motor Company today. As a former Ford employee, I truly hope that this is a real step toward advancing more women to the executive ranks of the traditionally male-dominated company and industry.
The mere fact that Sandberg is visiting does not necessarily mean Ford has embraced a more enlightened view of […]

Introducing Jennifer Gilhool

Get to know Jennifer Gilhool, one of our conference speakers, in this interview with Rainmakers TV. Jennifer Gilhool is a lawyer and management executive who recently spent two years in China building an extraordinary team to manage international regulatory compliance for a Fortune 10 Company. She founded her own company, Pink Streak Ink, to work on issues of corporate diversity, leadership and education for women and girls around the globe. Jennifer recently published […]

About Gender Economics

Gender Economics is the fusion of sociology, economics and gender studies and looks at shifting current perceptions of gender and how we use these perceptions in framing economic policy. Very often, it is an intersection of gender, values and beliefs that create policy decisions, many of which are based on outdated models. It is important that we start to understand how economic research is conducted, how the statistical analysis is created and how this […]