We are in a time of fourth wave feminism, where we are focusing on the empowerment of women and striving for gender equality by addressing gender stereotypes and the marginalisation of women in society.
You would think that we would have made significant progress in the past 10 years. We are striving for greater representation in politics, and key roles in business. Yes, some progress is being made, but are we really making headway where it counts?Read More
When I left school some 40 years ago, I was awarded a D in my GCE English O level. I wouldn’t have known what a pronoun was back in those days if it hit me between the eyes.
Now we cannot escape from pronouns appearing everywhere. Surely knowing what someone uses for their personal pronouns is kinda tedious, don’t you think?Read More
For many there is a feeling that if we look too deeply into justifying diversity and inclusion initiatives with a business outcome, this will be seen as inauthentic, profit-orientated or tokenistic.
I come from the position that in order to make change and to improve our organisation’s culture, we need to look at both the moral and the business case as two sides of the same coin.Read More
Announcing the launch of the new LGBT Speakers Agency! A platform that further elevates the inspiring voices of the queer community to help eradicate the many inequalities still prevalent in today’s society, particularly in the workplace.Read More
The news is sounding brighter, infections are down, hospitalisations are down, deaths are down, and most importantly the numbers who have been vaccinated are climbing steadily day by day. For many of us, we can start to see the beginning of the end of this 12-month nightmare that the whole world has endured.Read More
Let me be blunt, it is 2021 and it is still the case that Trans and Gender Diverse individuals face a significant level of discrimination and marginalisation in both society and the workplace, if we spoke about Black People, Disabled People, or a Person of Faith in the way that trans people are portrayed in the media then there would-be public outcry.Read More
For many, lockdown number three is proving to be the hardest yet.
It is cold and dark outside, schools are closed, and job security is an issue for many. Financial pressures are mounting, and we will have been living with Covid-19 in our lives for an entire year as of next month.
Are we looking after ourselves, are we focusing on our own individual needs and ensuring our own mental health is being looked after?Read More
We live in a cis-hetero-normative world and Valentines’ Day reminds many of us of this fact every year.
Everything seems to be geared up around “the lady” and what “the man” will do to woo for affections – ok that may well be the historic story, but we are in 2021 – if the cast of Bridgerton can come from a wide range of communities and sexualities then organisations can think about the message they put out each and every year.Read More
An interview with Joanne Lockwood, Founder & CEO of SEE Change Happen and Chris Merrifield, Founder of Burnout Fighter about stress and burnout.
Burnout is often described as a workplace phenomenon and can be dismissed as something that will magically disappear. As a result of this people often do not know the warning signs, or do not feel able to ask for help, should they need it. Research has shown how detrimental stress and burnout can be to a person’s physical and mental health – often affecting their whole lives and there is not one quick fix.Read More