I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the systemic issues that organisations face in the push/pull to increase the percentage of women on boards. It is easy to see, from the outside, how the beast (perfect for a different time) now no longer serves us and if we had the bravery to… Continue reading Moving the Mountain for Greater Diversity.
The most frequent reason that women opt out of business life is that they can’t be bothered with the ‘old boys club’. What does this phrase mean you might ask? I know that the phrase bothers men and so does the term ‘alpha male’ because men of this type, who might be in such a… Continue reading Jockeying for Captaincy
I once attended an extraordinary 2 day event with women leaders from the UK and Europe and an enlightened man from Italy. Everybody gained new distinctions and created a new peer group of high flying ‘A players’ (ordinary people doing extraordinary things). We – women in leadership – had a blast! We nailed the concept… Continue reading The Trouble With Being ‘Right’
There has been so much bad press on senior men in Financial Services that I think it only fair to say a few words to add some balance to the debate. Gender Diversity affects everybody. Yes, that’s right – senior men as well. I laugh when I hear that Gender is only a strand of… Continue reading What About Men in Leadership?
I just listened to this on Women’s Hour on Radio 4 – an interview with the fabulous female Icelandic financier Halla Tomosdottir. A stunning bunch of articulate, focussed women — furious that their country and their lives had been compromised by a small bunch of almost exclusively male wideboys. The wild risks these bankers took… Continue reading The case for women leaders