Sage advice from Sheryl Sandberg

23 March 2013 | Leave a comment

We’ve digesting Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead chapter by chapter in this post. It’s an impressive, eye-opening and valuable resource for managers, leaders and EDI practitioners with no less than 35 pages of academic references.   You might prefer to take away this lengthy post as a pdf. It can also be listened to as a podcast (9 short bites totalling 38:28) – click on the soundcloud icon. Chapter 1 – The Leadership Ambition Gap … Read More


Are you Penalising Part-Time Employees?

1 March 2013 | 3 Comments

Flexible working practises are associated with a whole host of business benefits according to academic research. From the attraction and retention of top talent[i] to lower levels of stress[ii] and even the out-performance of teams who don’t use such practises, there really is a lot to recommend embracing them. In this month’s Talent Keeping news we’re shining a light on how to boost part-time employees’ performance and career prospects off the back of new research which explored the effect of … Read More


Rocket Woman – Kath White, Retired Metropolitan Police Officer

1 March 2013 | 1 Comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Kath White served in the Metropolitan Police for 33 years. The last half of her … Read More


Rocket Woman – Jo Dunbar, Freelance Journalist

15 February 2013 | 1 Comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Jo began her career at 21 as a researcher on a supplement at the Mail on … Read More


Rocket Woman – Emma Nevelos, Senior Reliability Engineer at Stryker Orthopaedics

1 February 2013 | Leave a comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Emma Nevelos is currently a Senior Reliability Engineer at Stryker Orthopaedics.  Her job is to … Read More


Rocket Women use voluntary experience to further careers

14 January 2013 | Leave a comment

A CV that is polished, to the point and relevant to the job you are applying for is likely to get picked out by a busy recruiter and research by academics Christa Wilkin and Catherine Connelly suggests voluntary work is beneficial, so long as it’s relevant. This is likely to be very good news for women and men who’ve taken a career break to raise children and have spent time in unpaid roles in their wider communities. In their study, … Read More


Rocket Woman – Jessica Brookes, Communications Specialist at Avanade

21 December 2012 | Leave a comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Jessica Brookes is the global analyst relations lead for Avanade and head of Avanade’s communications … Read More


Rocket Woman – Emily Watson, Part-Time Lawyer at Rayden Solicitors

26 November 2012 | 1 Comment
Picture of solicitor, Emily Watson

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Head in Macbook in a Waterstones café writing a pitch for a maternity comeback coaching … Read More


Female Partners at the Big Four

8 October 2012 | Leave a comment

Just as I find it odd John Humphreys talking with detachment on the Today programme about BBC misdemeanours – as though this ‘BBC’ is something distant and not his employer – I find myself wondering whether professional consulting firms like KPMG have forgotten what is happening in their own organisation when they publish insight papers such as Female CFOs in Singapore (how Singapore seems to be doing better than other countries in promoting women to senior roles). Last week The Times (October 2nd 2012) … Read More


Rocket Woman – Isobel, Senior Civil Servant Job Sharer

1 September 2012 | 1 Comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Once the preserve of women at the lower end of a company’s org’ chart, job-sharing … Read More