Create a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

We offer inspirational talks and interactive workshops to help tech and engineering organisations create a sustainable culture of inclusion through behavioural change and/or changes in talent management processes.

Tips for creating inclusive teams

In this 1 minute video Inge illustrates how men and women differ, and how that awareness is powerful to create inclusive, high performing teams.

Inspiring Talks

Gender Smart Working

Ideal for mixed gender teams. This talk will give your team(s) surprising insights and practical tips on working effectively with the other gender and create inclusive teams.

Inge Woudstra of W2O Consulting and Training - gender smart leadership

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Gender Smart Leadership

An ideal talk for those who are looking to build inclusive leadership skills or engage men in the Gender Diversity and Inclusion agenda.

Inge Woudstra of W2O Consulting and Training - speaking at careers event

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Be Gender Smart

The Key to Career Success for Women. Best suitable for professional working women, women leaders, women’s networks, executive coaches and tutors that work with women.

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Creating Gender Smart Organisations

This talk is about Changing Cultures and is ideal for forward-looking leaders, HR directors, diversity professionals and women’s networks.

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Interactive Workshops

Inclusive promotion processes

Inclusive talent management, learning and development

Debias pay & reward

Case Studies

Case study: Gender Pay Gap Action Plan – Architecture firm

Gender Pay Gap Action Plan

Issue: Women don’t move up at the same rate as men, even though in the past, when the firm was smaller they did. Yet they are keen for all talent to flourish.

Question: What are the barriers for women? Advise us on how to take those barriers away.

What we did: we ran exit interviews and a series of focus groups with male and female staff. Based on the results we advised to design more transparency in the progression process, improve the mentoring programme and add Gender Smart behaviour as a module to the leadership training programme.

Result: more awareness on (gender) diversity issues, clearer progression processes and further actions are being implemented.

Creating awareness of inclusion – A digital solution case study

Issue: A client in telecommunications is moving their head quarters, and as a result expects significant staff turnover. However, they have just done a lot of work to raise awareness around inclusion and are keen to protect and enhance their inclusive culture throughout the change.

Question: Can you build a digital solution that we can use for on boarding new staff? It needs to create awareness of inclusion, be about 30 minutes, interactive and memorable.

What we did: We cut up the content in 3 minute blocks, and made 10 short video’s. An introduction to Diversity & Inclusion video, 8 inclusive behaviours, and a final module with a summary and quiz.

Format of each video:

  • Define the behaviour + show what it looks like at work
  • Explain why the behaviour is desirable to the organisation, and what’s in it for them
  • Play out various real-life scenario’s in cartoon format. The scenario’s show ‘usual response’ and then ‘the response applying inclusive behaviour’. The real life scenario’s are based on real incidents, which we gathered through interviews with a wide range of staff.
  • Tips to practise

Result: The modules have been introduced organically, as part of a wider induction programme. Without a major communications effort the modules have already been started by 40% of staff, with 20% finishing them. It is getting positive responses and starting conversations. The client is now starting a wider campaign, and looking at ways of introducing individual modules in team meetings.


Video: Inclusive Behaviour - What is it? How do you do it?

Video: Inge Woudstra gives three tips for inclusive teams


Inge helped us interpret our qualitative analysis of the gender pay gap, gave us ideas on how to communicate it, and helped us build a gender pay gap action plan. The focus groups she ran were spot on and highly valued by male and female staff. They gave us a wealth of insights, interestingly not just about diversity and inclusion, but also on staff engagement and business matters beyond diversity.

Her recommendations are an excellent guide for our future actions on D&I. Inge was responsive to our needs and a great pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for someone with a down-to-earth, pragmatic approach to D&I.

Tammy Sternberg

HR Director Hawkins\Brown

Inge ran a one-day Gender Smart workshop for us which was very successful. She did a good job not only of explaining the typical differences about how men and women think, but also to explain how the behaviours are seen in a business environment. I was particularly impressed with Inge’s willingness to listen to my brief and respond will a well-tailored, targeted course which hit the right points for our organisation.

As a result of the day, our team felt energised with new techniques on subjects such as giving feedback and running good meetings. Not only are we now in a better position to make the best of all our people, but we have also learned valuable improvements to the way we work together irrespective of whether the team consists of men or women.

Keith Turner

Director, Springboard Pro

Career Success for Women, Women Leadership Programmes, Speaker for Women, Gender Diversity, Gender Diffference,
This book so resonates with me’ – Helena Morrissey
‘Thought Leadership on Gender Balance’ – Vanessa Vallely
‘… engaging and readable..’ – Ben Black