24
Jan 18

8 top tips from female public sector leaders

8 top tips from female public sector leaders Despite the incredible strides made towards gender equality in the last decade, women in senior level positions continue to be significantly underrepresented. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, we have put together 8 pieces of advice taken from Senior Leaders speaking at the … Continue reading 8 top tips from female public sector leaders

11
Oct 17

7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better … Continue reading 7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

21
Sep 17

7 Lessons Learned from Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference

There are a variety of factors that prevent women from achieving gender parity in the workplace. Personal factors like family obligations affect many women, but for many more, it is the structural and organisational barriers that stand in their way. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, here are 7 top tips … Continue reading 7 Lessons Learned from Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference

14
Sep 17

Great moments in gender pay gap denial

Equal Pay Day is a big day for raising awareness of the gender pay gap: its size, its impact, its causes and most importantly, what to do about it. It’s also a big day for gender pay gap deniers – a small but determined group, affronted that we continue to peddle such ‘rubbish’. Equal Pay Day … Continue reading Great moments in gender pay gap denial

05
Jun 17

Women in leadership: driving performance

Things have changed – but some biases and stereotypes remain Things are very different from when I first stepped into a senior executive role seventeen years ago.  Female leaders now enjoy more opportunities, more challenging work and greater expectations of capability. With more women at the top of organisations, there is a greater diversity of … Continue reading Women in leadership: driving performance

29
May 17

Changing your cultural landscape one rock at a time

What does the cultural landscape look like where you work? Strange question to ask, isn’t it? But if you take a minute to think about it, imagine what the landscape looks like at your workplace. When you walk in, do you feel like you are in a desert? A manicured garden? Does it have an industrial … Continue reading Changing your cultural landscape one rock at a time

09
May 17

The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

Author:Doris Gibb

Over my career I have pondered on this notion of work life balance and what it means for me. The privilege given to women to be who they want to be and to do whatever work they desire is tricky. It is not as simple as it seems and it means making constant choices about … Continue reading The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

09
May 17

How to have difficult conversations as a leader

Sometimes people let us down. They don’t live up to our expectations and don’t do ‘the right thing’. And sometimes it’s appropriate to tell them what they did – or didn’t do – and why it has made us unhappy, disappointed or even annoyed. But how do we do it? Or more importantly, how do we … Continue reading How to have difficult conversations as a leader