Tag Archives: female career progression

Avanade sponsors comeback workshop

8 December 2015 | Leave a comment

Do you work in technology? Are you currently on maternity leave or other break from work? Avanade is serious about fuelling the careers of women in technology and would like to connect with you.             As seen in the Guardian (If we really want more women in tech, we need to bring them back, 29/12/15) Avanade is sponsoring a ‘Coming back with Confidence’ workshop on Tuesday 2nd February, 9.50am-12.30pm in central London to support people, … Read More


Employers benefit by ‘talking flex’ when recruiting

8 October 2015 | 1 Comment

In this opinion post Jessica Chivers shares her views on the competitive advantage gained by employers who state upfront on job adverts and at interview that there’s scope to talk flexible working. “Should I mention that I’m really looking for four days a week rather than FT?” “Will I put them off if I ask about flexible working at interview?” “At what point in the hiring process is it best to ask about flexible options?” These questions, and variations of, … Read More


Men & Managers – Moving Towards Gender Parity (Conference Keynote)

7 July 2015 | 1 Comment

** Page updated 18/9/15 with new research from Cranfield University ** “I think we’ve been banging our heads against brick walls and talking about how to smash through glass ceilings for too long, and it sounds excruciating. If our question is “what is the most expedient and sustainable way of moving towards gender parity at all levels of our organisations?” I think two significant parts of the answer are men and line managers.” (Image © 2015 Coaching at Work). That … Read More


Men, pick up your tambourines

9 June 2015 | Leave a comment

Jessica Chivers, The Talent Keeper Specialists founder and managing director, asks men to shake their tambourines for women in their workplaces. Remaining silent makes them part of the problem she says. I’m preparing to give a joint keynote with Dianah Worman of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development at a conference next month and the title we’ve been given is ‘breaking through the glass ceiling.’ Invitations such as these give me the opportunity to put the reading of related research papers and … Read More


Talent Fueller – Allison Page, DLA Piper

29 June 2014 | Leave a comment

Talent Fueller Interview with Allison Page, DLA Piper. “Talent Fueller” is our name for individuals who are working to keep, support and fuel female talent whether part of their role or ‘off the side of their desk.’ Allison Page is a partner in the finance team of global law firm, DLA Piper. She works in the Leeds office, runs a team of around 40 people and is married with two children. Colleagues put Allison forward to be profiled as a Talent … Read More


Flexible working and perceptions of commitment or “How can I leave on time and still be seen as committed?”

13 February 2014 | 3 Comments

“How can I leave on time and still be seen as committed?” In a room of coaches and employers at a seminar we ran at the University of Hertfordshire on maternity comeback coaching recently, this was the subject participants honed in on out of 28 themes marked up for potential discussion. You might like to download this post to share or digest later (pdf). The question comes up time and again when working in a coaching relationship with maternity returners. … Read More


Talent Fueller – Carolanne Minashi, Citi

17 January 2014 | 1 Comment

Talent Fueller interview with Carolanne Minashi, Citi. “Talent Fueller” is our name for individuals who are working to keep, support and fuel female talent whether part of their role or ‘off the side of their desk.’ Carolanne Minashi heads up diversity, employee relations and engagement for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Citi – a role comprising around 55 countries and approximately 35,000 people. Beyond Citi having a positive, pioneering story to tell on the maternity transition front – … Read More


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