Blogs on Gender Balance

August 15, 2019
Unconscious Bias Training Work

Did I Get It Wrong? Does Unconscious Bias Training Work after all?

If you know me, you will know my answer to does unconscious bias training work?  I am not a fan of unconscious bias training, and I […]
July 11, 2019
Unconscious Bias Training Gender Balance Diversity Includion Consulting Women Leadership

How to Engage Men in Gender Diversity

My clients often ask me how to engage men in gender diversity.  They have learned that to create gender balance you need to engage with both […]
June 25, 2019
Model for recruiting women into science and technology

Recruiting Women Into Science and Technology – Great New Dutch Model

I have recently come across a great Dutch model for attracting new talent into science and technology. It has been developed by the ‘Platform for Talent […]
June 7, 2019
Create a successful women's network

How to Create a Successful Women’s Network in your Organisation

So, you are keen to create a successful women’s network in your organisation. Sounds easy, and fun, right? Just get a nice bunch of female colleagues […]
May 15, 2019
What Works to Recruit Women into Tech & Engineering – My StoryWhat Works to Recruit Women into Tech & Engineering – My Story

What Works to Recruit Women into Tech & Engineering – My Story

I often advise organisations on how best to recruit women in tech & engineering. That made me reflect on how I myself got into engineering & […]
March 5, 2019
Business case for gender diversity

Gender Diversity and Inclusion. Why? – Your Business Case for Gender Diversity

Everyone seems to be talking about gender diversity and inclusion. Only in the last year we have heard about #MeToo, the gender pay gap, 100 year […]
February 11, 2019

Do We Really need Women Leadership Programmes?

When I work with clients I regularly get invited to engage men in gender diversity. Typically they have already started a women’s network or women’s leadership […]
December 3, 2018
Engaging men in gender diversity

Why Talking to Men about Gender Diversity is so Difficult

Engaging men in a conversation about gender diversity can be tricky. Let me tell you why. When I meet people outside of the world of diversity […]
October 4, 2018

Who is better male or female? or … Can women do physics?

This week – once again – people seem keen to engage in a battle of the sexes. Professor Strumia a physics professor speaking at Cern argued […]
September 12, 2018
Unconscious Bias Training Gender Balance Diversity Includion Consulting Women Leadership

Why Unconscious Bias Training Does Not Work

Unconscious bias training is very popular. Every organisation that is keen to take action on diversity and inclusion seems to start with unconscious bias training. Personally […]
August 2, 2018
Blow your own trumpet

The #1 tip for women on how to blow your own trumpet

Blow your own trumpet is something men somehow seem to do all the time.  They just subtly drop how brilliantly they contributed to the last design, […]
May 9, 2018

Six Step Model to Achieve Gender Diversity and Organisational Change

Organisations that are keen to achieve gender diversity and organisational change typically start the easy way. They start a women’s network or get people trained in […]
May 4, 2018
Gender Diversity and Culture Change - Barriers for women

Gender diversity and culture change – What are the barriers for women?

A client had a question about gender diversity and culture change. They had recently picked up that women were no longer moving up at the same […]
April 20, 2018

Reduce the Gender Pay Gap – How to address the Lack of Senior Women

The Gender Pay Gap has been published, now what next? You may be glad it’s out of the way. You may have made an action plan. […]
February 7, 2018

How to Communicate the Gender Pay Gap

Many organisations I speak with fear the gender pay gap reporting deadline. They are keeping their figures back anxiously and hope to get lost in the […]