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18
Sep

Keeping it real – the importance of relatable role models | A New Normal

I’ve been thinking a lot about role models lately, and apparently I’m not alone – I’ve had conversations with multiple clients about the impact showcasing relatable role models can have on a business. I wrote a blog back in March (“Do we still need International Women’s Day?”) on this very topic. For me, one of...
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11
Sep

Have we reached our limit with quotas? | A New Normal

As an organisation, saying that you’re going to fix your gender balance issue by imposing quotas is like dropping a lit match in a fireworks factory – initially visually spectacular, but ultimately destructive. Let me explain why… I’ve had a number of conversations over the last couple of years about quotas as a tool for...
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04
Sep

Why inclusion requires a leap of imagination | A New Normal

The business case is clear: Diverse organisations are more likely to be profitable and productive (as cited by McKinsey in their report “Why Diversity Matters”). Deloitte noted in their report “Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup?” that employees who feel included at work are significantly more likely to be high achievers, and to feel...
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31
Aug

Choose your words carefully…The Magnificent Seven for inclusive job ad writing | A New Normal

In a recent report, the BBC shared some insights around choosing your words carefully when you’re writing a job advertisement. A job ad might sound like a small thing when it comes to your employer brand, and it might feel as though it has very little impact on the balance of diversity in your organization....
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21
Aug

It’s good to talk: Mental Health and Inclusion in the Workplace | A New Normal

It’s widely recognised that one of the greatest challenges around mental health is the level of stigma which still persists in the UK around being able to talk openly about this topic. According to a recent survey by Mind, one in six of us have experienced poor mental health during our careers, but only half...
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15
Aug

Go with your gut – or not? Unconscious bias & its impact on fairness at work | A New Normal

What is Unconscious Bias? Unconscious bias refers to a bias of which we are unaware, which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgements and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.   So let’s...
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06
Aug

Wearing your heart on your sleeve | A New Normal

For me — being an LGBT ally is just like being a feminist — if you believe in equality, you are one. But it’s not enough to do this quietly and internally — you have to wear your heart on your sleeve and show your allyship for the world to see.   I’m a feminist, an LGBT+ ally, and my purpose...
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