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Hold The Conversation (Even If You Need To Shut The Door)

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I was having a good conversation the other day with a clever headhunter whom I rate. Yes, they do exist and yes, it does happen. She has just about had enough of the 'conversation' on getting more women into the top echelons of British business. 

She had lots of interesting things to tell me. Including this little fact: Chime Communications plc - the public relations, advertising and communications group specialising in creation, management and monitoring of brands and ...

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Wake Up Boardroom: New Legislation On Whistleblowing

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 9:40 AM

What timing. New whistleblowing legislation in the UK comes into effect on Tuesday June 25th. It's part of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 which received Royal Assent in April.

"A whistleblower should also believe that their disclosure is in the public interest" says the UK government's site, and if you have first signed the Official Secrets Act and violated it wit...

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A Disconnect At The Top : Violence v Women

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I have been thinking about the disconnect between the 'tone from the top' advice we keep hearing in the UK about boardrooms, the very 'top' of our companies - and the message being given (or not) by government at the top when it comes to the way its own business is conducted.

By that I mean the way women in politics - or those who aspire to it -

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In Pursuit of Growth: Changing the Faces in British Business

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM

I started that day off at #FemaleFTSE and I ended it at Ernst & Young at an inclusion event around the PowerList Foundation.

Harry Gaskell

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Fairness Matters: Shareholders Flex Their Muscle

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

The AGM season for UK plc is almost upon us - and boardrooms everywhere are doubtless hoping that the inclement weather will continue long enough to prevent any nasty attendances and upsets....

PIRC, the UK stewardship group, has produced a little primer with data on UK AGMs that might reassure those who have nightmares about 'Return Of The Shareholder Spring.'

Here are some of the figures from FTSE350 com...

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Three words: Asian/Women/Achievement

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The words 'Asian', 'Women' and 'Achievement' go together far more often than many people in the UK realise. But put together they can also represent a whole set of challenges which anyone from outside those particular cultures could be forgiven for missing.

It is doubly important then, to showcase the achievements and the individuals behind them as inspiration for other women looking towards careers and progression in an open society based on merit.

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Women, Sport & Leadership #London2012 # IWD2013

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Happy International Women's Day 2013. So much to celebrate, so much to despair about. Here's an initative that pulls together some of the celebration of 2012 - specifically London2012 - with future direction.


Ernst & Young today announces announced a new programme to tap the leadership potential of elite female athletes and Olympians after their retirement from competitive sport.

Leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (of which Ernst & Young mem...

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