Archive for equalities
Market analysts and investors often take fright at women being appointed to a board. This is because women are perceived as poorly performing – even though the evidence points in the opposite direction.
A follow up to my earlier email to The Week magazine: I hope a reply to my earlier email will be on its way shortly. In the meantime, I just observe that another week of the Wit & Wisdom column has passed, and once again it was not just dominated by men, it was overwhelmed […]
43 years ago, 150 men made history...
An email I’ve sent to the editorial team at the magazine, The Week: I love reading the Wit & Wisdom column with its collection of quotes each week in your magazine. For a while, however, I’ve been struck by how dominated by men it is. To be sure I wasn’t being unfair, I’ve tallied up […]
An impressive response by the Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, to a sexual harassment scandal. Direct, personal and addressing the issue at hand – avoiding all the sorts of evasion, excuses and jargon that so often makes an organisation’s response to a crisis one that exacerbates it further.
Thinking about senior professionals in Britain today, do you think they are unfairly dominated by men, or open to both men and women?
Are you a man? Have you been or might you be on a fringe meeting panel at Liberal Democrat conference? If the answer to both is yes, I’d like your help… At the Spring conference just gone in Brighton, I nearly ended up being a speaker on an all-male panel – and one taking place [...]
From the polling published this weekend: Would you support or oppose changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry? Support: 55% Oppose: 36% Amongst Conservative voters the results are 44% – 49% (which is a statistical dead heat, when you remember to factor in the margin of error). Interestingly, the majority support comes despite [...]
As the headline says: Studies appear to have found evidence that firms have reaped business benefits from equality & diversity, but not all firms in all contexts at all times. The firm’s economic and organisational context is crucial in determining how equality and diversity brings about business benefits. The business case is likely to depend […]
This morning our client The 30% Club marked its second anniversary with an event addressed by Vince Cable and others looking at progress on diversity in Britain’s boardrooms. Here’s our infographic to illustrate where things currently stand: That’s where things are. What about the future? Here’s what people have been saying today about what needs […]