Archive of: Diversity

  • "Diversity Policies Rarely Make Companies Fairer, and They Feel Threatening to White Men"

    This article resonates! My main success when I was sponsoring Diversity in a global company was to make the majority of staff (male white men) realise that this “diversity stuff” actually relates to me – for example through a broader focus on enablement, mental health and family.

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  • Five Trends Driving Workplace Diversity In 2015

    Five Trends Driving Workplace Diversity In 2015

    The Diversity & Innovation Company directly matches 4 of the 5 trends driving diversity which Selena Rezvani sets out in her excellent article.

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  • Senior men and senior women – choice versus opportunity

    Senior men and senior women – choice versus opportunity

    Research by Columbia Business School, New York shows that when a woman is appointed to the CEO role, other women are more likely to attain senior positions. However when a woman is appointed to a senior role that was not the top job, the likelihood of other women following them to executive levels falls by 50%. The Columbia researchers believe the most likely explanation for the failure of more women to break through was a desire among men to exclude them from the boardroom. We set out the key issue for CEOs - properly address the choice versus opportunity challenge for men and women.

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  • Why we created The Diversity & Innovation Company

    Why we created The Diversity & Innovation Company

    I had several experiences during my time as Diversity lead in Accenture that convinced me that even though we were leading edge in our approach, there was a more commercial and effective approach we could take to driving Diversity and talent development.

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