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Think Future: preparing for the workforce of tomorrow

I’m currently studying French and Russian at Cambridge University. Before I took on further education, fresh after A-Levels and very fresh faced indeed, I worked at a Blue Chip Company for a year. As an 18 year-old whose Professional Experience section of her CV was limited to Children’s Fancy Dress Party Leader, the learning curve was steep and I quickly picked up a lot about work and workplace culture. My...

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Focus on the Women’s Issue?  Let’s Focus on Men

Nadia Nagamootoo, Director of Avenir Consulting and winner of the 30% Club and Henley Business School scholarship 2014, talks about her MBA research into flexible working for fathers and why she needs as many fathers as possible to get involved with the Flexible Fathers Survey.

Solve the women’s issue?  Let’s focus on men.

I became a Mum in 2014.  What struck me the most about my...

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UN recognises Deloitte UK Chief Executive with gender equality award

Given Deloitte's huge support of the 30% Club, we are delighted to see that David Sproul, Senior Partner and Chief Executive, Deloitte UK, received a United Nations (UN) award for his demonstrated commitment to and implementation of policies that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The award included recognition of Deloitte’s use of concrete data to drive ‘a cross-cutting gender equality strategy throughout...

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Sweden’s Salary Story

It's official. The Swedes have it when it comes to leading the charge on female pay. Research this week from Swedish magazine Dagens Samhälle has revealed that female managers and politicians working in local government are earning more than their male counterparts for the first time in history. Statistics show that the average monthly salary of women working full time in top roles in Sweden's municipalities is now 58,925 kronor ($6,951)...

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30% Club & Imperial Award Female Business Leaders with New Scholarships

Imperial has presented two MBA students with a new scholarship designed to encourage more women to undertake postgraduate business education.

The scholarships, worth £20,000, were awarded to incoming Executive MBA students Julie Driscoll, who is a Portfolio Director at the i2i Events Group and Jennifer Chung, a Senior Manager, Programme and Project Management at Accenture. The scholarships have been created by Imperial College Business School in partnership with the...

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Raising the Bar

There are very few moments in our lives and careers, where we can play a role in shaping history. The magnitude of challenges facing women in the workplace range in size and scope, but the need for better board room representation is acute. This was validated when we learned in 2013 the disturbing fact that if nothing changes it would take 75 years to reach gender parity on corporate boards.

It helps to...

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We’ve Made Great Strides on Women’s Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

We have just reached a momentous milestone on our journey to secure what should be a basic right - equality for women in the workplace. As we speak, one in every four people sitting on a FTSE 100 board is a woman - double the number five years ago. Not only this, but the gender pay gap is lower than it has ever been and the number of businesses led by women is higher...

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Male Executives Need to ‘Lean In’ Too

This article appeared as an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal on 27th April 2015.

Male Executives Need to ‘Lean In’ Too : Gender diversity on corporate boards is the right thing to do and it makes economic sense.

This week, 3,500 of the world’s most creative and influential leaders from more than 60 nations will gather in Los Angeles for the 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference. Over...

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