We’ve surely all heard of Kevin Roberts by now but for those who need a reminder, read Why we need to talk about Kevin. He is the now ex-Executive Chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi who declared that the debate about gender diversity was over and women don’t have a vertical ambition but a circular one.
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In June 2014 I hosted an online conference to highlight the impact our misunderstanding around pregnancy and the transition to motherhood is having on the pipeline of female talent and rise of women to board level to create a more gender balanced workplace.
The event was born from a frustration of hearing the same stories over and over from female executives working in the City. Where some companies seemed to build a strong level of commitment and loyalty with their pregnant execs, others were failing miserably.
To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Institute of Directors is hosting a series of events looking at how to make sure British business is open to all. Throughout this week, the IoD will address a range of diversity issues including age, gender and ethnicity.
For real change to happen it needs to get personal.
To create a powerful movement you need to be able to engage a strong connection and feeling of passion from within.
To be a leader who truly inspires you must be able to convey a heartfelt message which others can resonate with.