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The gender debate is well and truly over

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“The gender debate is well and truly over ” Those were the words of Saatchi & Saatchi executive Kevin Roberts at an interview with the Business Insider magazine.

Kevin has since found himself in deep waters after making these comments and has since resigned. I was surprised by his comments but then again I should not be because you just have to scratch the surface to realise that this is what a lot of leaders think – mostly men and some women.

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Laura Tenison On Why It’s Important To Support Women In Business

By | Events, Gender Balance, Networking, Women In Leadership | No Comments

Recently TheBusinessDesk.com caught up with our guest speaker Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bébé, for International Women’s Day.  She spoke about how important it is to support women in business at all levels. “Running a business is not the easy option,” said Laura, “you have to be on duty 24/7.” With start-up capital of just £50,000 and…

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Managing Unconscious Bias

By | Articles, Gender Balance, Member Blogs | 2 Comments

As an organisation whose sole purpose is to help other organisations overcome the results of years of unconscious bias that has led to an unequal playing field for women in business, we were particularly impressed with Facebooks move to release a fantastic, FREE training on managing unconscious bias in the work place. The training demonstrates…

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Show up and be counted

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I was invited to speak at a women’s conference recently curated by the wonderful Simone Roche. The conference was Northern Power Women to showcase some of the work women outside of London were doing. Initially I thought they had the wrong girls but I was excited to be part of the panel as it as…

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