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17 TED Talks on Motivation

For many people, one of the best ways to increase motivation is to watch or read inspirational content. TED, the popular media company that shares talks on technology, education, and design topics, offers motivational videos on a variety of topics. These talks will get you thinking about what motivation is, help you analyze the complexities of what drives us, and inspire you to live your best life. No matter your industry or job...

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The Age Factor: sparking meaningful change

Whilst the 30% Club's primary focus is on diversity in terms of gender, our strapline is “growth through diversity”. We believe that businesses that genuinely embrace diversity in its widest sense are more likely to achieve better outcomes. For this latest blog we asked Charlotte Ling, Head of Change at Celesio UK to drill down into the age factor:

Barely a day goes by that you...

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Honing Your Elevator Pitch

The ‘Elevator Pitch’

Definition: An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition.

The elevator pitch has been around almost as long as, well, elevators, but remains a necessary step in the armoury of any executive looking for their...

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Dame Helen Alexander

On behalf of the 30% Club, I want to remember Dame Helen Alexander who very sadly passed away at the weekend. Dame Helen most recently focused her considerable talent on the eponymous Hampton-Alexander Review, which along with the 30% Club and others, is focused on getting more women into the senior ranks of business.  This is just one part of a long and distinguished career in which Dame Helen became a role model, not...

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30% Club HK Breakfast with Victor Dodig, Chair of the 30% Club Canada

The 30% Club HK was honoured to host Victor G. Dodig, Chief Executive Officer of CIBC and Chair of the 30% Club Canada, as our guest speaker at a breakfast on Monday.

Mrs Stella Lau - Chair of the Women's Commission, and fifty male and female business leaders gathered at the American Club to hear Mr Dodig share his experiences as 30% Club Canada Chair and the progress the Club is making within...

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How Canadian Companies Can Diversify Their Boards

As the President and CEO of CIBC and a Catalyst Canada Advisory Board member, I know firsthand the importance of gender diversity for increased innovation and stronger financial performance in business.

Simply put, gender diversity more accurately reflects the world we're dealing in. When you embrace it, you gain insight into your clients' thinking, you develop better relationships, and you build a better company. At CIBC, we’re building...

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Comment les entreprises canadiennes peuvent-elles diversifier leur conseil d’administration?

En tant que président et chef de la direction de la Banque CIBC et président du 30% Club Canada, je sais d'expérience l'importance de la diversité des genres pour accroître l'innovation et renforcer le rendement financier des entreprises.

En quelques mots, la diversité des genres reflète plus fidèlement le monde dans lequel nous faisons affaires....

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Women in Business: How an MBA can help further your career

Anyone looking for that particular edge over their competitors should consider what a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) qualification can do for their careers.

The Women in the Workforce 2016 study by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn found that women are less likely to have valuable connections which can help accelerate their careers. This means that globally-recognised qualifications, such as an MBA, could be the necessary gateway to gaining those connections and...

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