“Build back better”: A radical rebuild

This is the final blog in a series of three, exploring the opportunity that we currently have to build back better for women at work. The need to do things differently The She-cession and The Great Resignation enable us to seize the opportunity. We can radically shift gender equity through building back better and generatingContinue reading ““Build back better”: A radical rebuild”

Authentic leadership lessons from the world of jazz

A game of workplace bingo will surface the oft used trope “authentic leadership.” It’s a phrase bandied around in leadership circles and in HR teams. We mouth the words and espouse the need for our key employees to lead authentically. But be honest. Don’t we all struggle to really know how to do this? HappilyContinue reading “Authentic leadership lessons from the world of jazz”

Acceptance trumps understanding

Cynthia Fortlage purposefully shared her story as a transgender woman at our recent Unjudged event. In doing so, she taught us the importance of acceptance. And acceptance trumps understanding. In fact, acceptance must come before we attempt to understand why someone might make the transition, even after more than four decades living as a man;Continue reading “Acceptance trumps understanding”

Unjudged: A story of neurodiversity from the life of Lorna McHugh

1 in 7 people can be described as “neurodivergent”, including some well known figures such as Keira Knightley, Jennifer Aniston, Cher and Princess Beatrice.  But what can neurodiversity actually mean for a woman’s life and experiences? Lorna McHugh is the Head of Data Governance at the Crown Commercial Service.  She is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor,Continue reading Unjudged: A story of neurodiversity from the life of Lorna McHugh